• Baby Doll Therapy in Dementia Patients 

      Braden, Barbara A. (2014-05-09)
      Executive Summary Dementia is a condition exhibited by emotional and physical states such as anxiety, agitation, sleeplessness, inability to care for oneself, wandering, defiant and sometimes violent behavior, and other ...
    • Telehospice: A Systematic Review 

      Umberger, Paul (2014-05-13)
      Purpose A review of the literature was conducted in order to identify, appraise, and report on the use of telehospice in patient care.  Questions addressed in the review were, what is the current state of telehospice ...
    • Recommendations for Promoting Culturally and Resource Appropriate Care for Native American (NA) Patients at Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) 

      Edmondson, Aura Leaf Kaila (2014-05-13)
      Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) is a primary referral center for its surrounding Native American (NA) communities.  As such, FMC has a unique patient population with distinctive needs related to culture and available ...
    • Testosterone Replacement in Symptomatic Men: Assessing Knowledge, Barriers, and Prescribing Habits of Nurse Practitioners 

      Parry, Robin (2014-05-13)
      Purpose: Approximately 13 million men suffer with low testosterone, reporting symptoms of fatigue, decreased libido, erectile dysfunction (ED), and depression.  Despite the published benefits of testosterone therapy, less ...
    • A Screening Tool for Early Recognition and Treatment of Sepsis 

      Moss, Diane M. (2014-05-14)
      Purpose: This study investigates the use of a sepsis screening tool to decrease the length of time from triage to treatment. Design: In this exploratory study, a convenience sample was drawn from all patients triaged in ...
    • Saving Hearts: Reducing Emergency Department Door-to-Electrocardiogram Times 

      Huber, Monica; Cline, Kristen; Huether, Robin; McMurphy, Patty; Vogelsang, Paula; Batterman, Tori; Schelhaas, Rebekah (2014-08-04)
      Evidence-based Practice Abstract Purpose: The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that electrocardiograms (EKGs) be obtained on all potential Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) patients within ten minutes of Emergency ...
    • As Simple as 1-2-3: Recruit, Respect, Retain 

      Howard, Chantal; Flanagan, Leighann; Exterkamp, Laura (2014-08-04)
      Evidence-based Practice Abstract Purpose: Poor nurse retention incurs an enormous and often unrecognized cost to an organization which can be measured in more than dollars. Barriers to staff retention include personal ...
    • Time is Brain, Team is Key 

      Howard, Chantal; Flanagan, Leighann (2014-08-04)
      Evidence-based Practice Abstract Purpose: The American Heart Association has set 60 minutes as the goal for “door to needle” time for the treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke. The objective of this quality assurance project ...
    • Optimizing Emergency Department Throughput with Improved Triage Processes 

      Bimber, Tammy (2014-08-04)
      Evidence-based Practice Abstract Purpose: Triage processes in the emergency department (ED) have a significant impact on patient throughput. Efficient ED throughput is vital to provide safe and high quality patient care ...
    • Behavioral Health Self-Help Interventions Conducted During Chronic Pain Visits in a Primary Care Setting 

      Burk, Bessie (2014-08-11)
      Purpose: This practice implementation assessed the feasibility and impact of implementing behavioral health self-help interventions during chronic pain management visits in a primary care setting.   Data sources: Time ...
    • Efficacy and Feasibilities of an Evidence Based Program for Seventh Graders on Teen Dating Violence An Evidence Based Nursing Practice Project 

      Lanham, Jaclyn A. (2014-09-30)
           The presence of teen dating violence (TDV) among the adolescent population is becoming recognized as a significant problem in the U.S. and worldwide.  A growing body of evidence has begun to reveal the magnitude of ...
    • Assessment and Care of Adults at Risk for Suicidal Ideation and Behaviour 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2009-01)
      This best practice guideline aims to assist nurses working in diverse practice settings provide evidence-based care to adults at risk for suicidal ideation and behaviours. Within the scope of this guideline, adults at risk ...
    • Adult Asthma Care Guidelines for Nurses: Promoting Control of Asthma 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2007-02)
      The purpose of this best practice guideline is to provide nurses (RNs and RPNs) working in diverse settings with an evidence-based summary of basic asthma care for adults. The guideline aims to assist nurses and their ...
    • Assessment and Device Selection for Vascular Access 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2008)
      This best practice guideline focuses on assisting all nurses providing care to clients requiring infusion therapy in diverse practice settings, both institutional and community. This guideline incorporates best practices ...
    • Assessment and Management of Pain 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2013-12)
      This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for nurses and other members of the interprofessional team who are assessing and managing people with the presence, or risk of, any type of pain.
    • Assessment and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2004-03)
      The purpose of this guideline is to:- improve outcomes for venous leg ulcer clients;- assist practitioners to apply the best available research evidence to clinical decisions;   and- promote the responsible use of ...
    • Assessment and Management of Stage I to IV Pressure Ulcers 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2007-03)
      The purpose of this guideline, Assessment and Management of Stage I to IV Pressure Ulcers (Revised), is to identify nursing care related to assessment, management of tissue load, ulcer care and the management of bacterial ...
    • Best Practice Guideline for the Subcutaneous Administration of Insulin in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2009-06)
      The focus of this guideline is to support nurses, Registered Nurses (RNs) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) in all practice settings, as they care for clients (18 years and older) with type 2 diabetes requiring ...
    • Assessment and Management of Foot Ulcers for People with Diabetes 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2013-03)
      This guideline has been developed to address the question of how to assess and manage people with established diagnosis of diabetic foot ulcer(s). It provides evidence-based recommendations to all nurses and the interprofessional ...
    • Care Transitions 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2014-03)
      This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for nurses and other members of the interprofessional team who are assessing and managing clients undergoing a care transition.

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