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*Nurses must hold (or be currently enrolled in programs for) degrees BSN and above from accredited programs. Retired nurses are still eligible to submit.

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  • Clinician education intervention: Adolescent depression management 

    Botello, Gina
    Major depressive disorder is a mental illness that impacts adolescents’ mental health. Effective treatments for major depressive disorder are available. Barriers such as clinicians' perceptions that adolescents should ...
  • Hospice care 

    Brant, Amanda; Coley, Taylor; Summers, Jada
    In terminally ill patients, how does hospice care affect patient quality of life, family satisfaction, and healthcare workers' physical and mental health during end-of-life care?
  • Reducing medication administration errors 

    Atkinson, Kealey; Coonrod, Allison; Martin, Addison; Knuffman, Taylor
    Would medication administration errors be reduced with adequate nursing staff and through performing multiple safety checks prior to and during medication administration in the clinical setting?
  • Nurse retention 

    King, Hailey; McGinn, Shantel; See, Miya
    How do retention bonuses and incentives impact nurse turnover rate compared to only sign on bonuses?
  • Solitary confinement and mental health 

    Archibald, Donna; Grindinger, Josh; Reinbeck, Rebecca
    In the inpatient and residential adult population how does solitary confinement and seclusion affect mental health?
  • Bedside shift report 

    Hopper, Courtni; Sparrow, Grace
    In medical-surgical patients, how does going into each room for report affect hospital errors and improve patient safety?
  • Music therapy in the inpatient setting 

    Baugh, Lindsey; Waelder, Chandler
    Is music therapy beneficial in the inpatient setting?
  • Animal-assisted therapy and mental health 

    Butler, Brianna; Cameron, Cade; Talley, Elizabeth
    In oncology patients, how does animal-assisted therapy affect their mental health compared to no animal intervention, in conjuction with other treatments?
  • Gamification and the effects on confidence in the student nurse 

    Connors, Gerald R.
    Nursing educators are challenged with conveying vast amounts of complex nursing arts and science content to learners every day. The relationship between learner and nursing educator should be one of collaboration to ensure ...
  • Efficacy of cryoanalgesia in thoracic surgery 

    Parrish, Thomas; Fort, David; Sanford, David
    This article aims to assess if patients who receive cryoablation therapy for open thoracotomy pain control demonstrate decreased narcotic use through postoperative day seven, reduced numeric pain scores in the first 48 ...
  • Is melatonin a viable alternative to a benzodiazepine perioperatively? 

    Herndon, Graham; Ledbetter, Maria; Cahoon, Terri
    Preoperative anxiety can influence postoperative anxiety, pain, and length of stay. Short-acting benzodiazepines, such as midazolam, are routinely given preoperatively to facilitate anxiolysis and reduce anesthetic and ...
  • Anesthetic management for patients prescribed GLP-1 agonists 

    Pratt, Alexa; Barnes, Lauren
    Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists (RA) have become popular medications over the last several years for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular risk reduction, and most recently for weight ...
  • Intraoperative methadone for postoperative pain in spine surgery 

    Cline, Nathaniel
    Spine surgery, notorious for causing severe postoperative pain, is often accompanied by elevated rates of opioid usage, necessitating exploration of opioid-sparing approaches to mitigate associated complications. Among ...
  • Aspiration risk with long-acting GLP-1 RAs 

    Jessen, Nicole; King, Cassandra
    The class of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) traditionally used to treat diabetes has significantly increased in popularity due to recent FDA approval for weight loss. A known ...
  • Cerebral oximetry monitor efficacy during one lung ventilation 

    Bonner, Karigan
    Cerebral oximetry is a non-invasive technology utilizing near-infrared spectroscopy to permit cerebral oxygenation monitoring in a portion of the frontal cortex. With the aid of cerebral oximetry, research has demonstrated ...
  • Quadratus lumborum block for analgesia following cesarean delivery 

    Merola, Kathryn; Greenway, Mary Elizabeth
    In post-cesarean delivery patients where postpartum pain management is ineffective, does the administration of quadratus lumborum blocks provide superior pain relief compared to standard analgesic management and other ...
  • Jehovah's Witnesses and perioperative blood management strategies 

    Owusu, Anne; Barnes, Lauren
    Traditionally, total hip replacement surgery involves moderate to significant bleeding, which poses a particular risk for Jehovah's Witness patients. Jehovah's Witness is a religious organization consisting of approximately ...
  • Anesthesia implications for Arnold Chiari Type I Malformation Parturients 

    Sanchez, Dessiarae; Herbinger, Lisa
    Arnold Chiari type I malformation (ACM-I) is the most prevalent Chiari defect in the adult population. This malformation is associated with decreased cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) flow from the fourth ventricle. Because ...
  • Considerations for the pediatric patient with bronchopulmonary dysplasia 

    Comerford, Adriana; Herbinger, Lisa
    Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the most frequently diagnosed chronic lung disease in premature infants. The disease is characterized by an arrest in lung tissue growth and tissue inflammation leading to increased ...
  • Perioperative opioid sparing techniques in pediatric tonsillectomy 

    Bourg, Andrew; Herbinger, Lisa
    Pediatric tonsillectomy is 1 of the most performed surgeries and is not without risks. Tonsillectomy patients often have co-morbidities, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), sleep-disordered breathing, or recurrent ...

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