• Finding comfort in colors 

      Atkinson, Shannon; Ellis, Lynley; Rocco, Hayley; Smith, Kayce
      Implementation of environmental color changes to boost mood and improve mental health in children and adolescent patients on the Child and Adolescent Services psychiatric unit at Blessing Hospital.
    • Finger pricking good 

      Bunn, Konnar; Davis, Miranda; Thomas, Hannah
      The purpose of this projects is to allow Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences (BRCN) nursing students the opportunity to use glucometers in the clinical setting.
    • Fish skin for wound healing 

      Dahl, Melissa; Hull, Lauren; Koger, Marcus
      For patients with impaired wound healing, the use of fish skin grafting may provide a faster and higher quality healing than standard dressing care. P-Patients with impaired wound healing. I-Application of fish skin grafts. ...
    • Flash ordering: Improving patient outcomes 

      Lee, Joumi; Nwakile, Chinwe; Puma, Jessica; Walker, Krista
      At Blessing Hospital, nurses are kept on hold when calling to order food for patients who cannot order for themselves resulting in waste of time and delays in patient care.
    • Get your sheets together 

      Haerr, Jennifer; Hull, Lauren; Miller, Kayla
      Not all Medical-Surgical units at Blessing Hospital have a soiled linen containment system. Containing soiled linens prevents the spread of infection and maintains a health environment for patients and staff.
    • Good sleep for good health 

      Gronewold, Michaela; Killday, Brooke; Smith, Brook
      At Blessing Hospital, patients are not getting an adequate amount of sleep, thus inhibiting positive patient outcomes.
    • The Hankins-Lee project 

      Mitchell, Melinda
      The purpose of this project is to reduce nosocomial infections by performing a surgical scrub prior to central-line dressing changes and port access.
    • Hungry for a change 

      Elliott, Victoria; Thompson, Natiaya; Waddell, Jack
      This project describes the implementation of a 2-item screening tool to identify patients who are at risk of food insecurity on pilot unit at Blessing Hospital.
    • Impact of animal facilitated therapy on inpatient outcomes 

      Arras, Hannah; Biessman, Gretchen; Hubbert, Kaitlin
      The use of Animal Facilitated Therapy (AFT) in an inpatient setting improves overall patient outcomes. P- Inpatient stress, Anxiety, Rehabilitation I- Animal Facilitated Therapy C- The use of Animal Facilitated Therapy ...
    • Marco...Polo: Real time location 

      Hirsch, Mady; Kite, Emily; McDonald, Kerigan; Zanger, Abbi
      Implementation of Real-Time Location Systems for senior leadership nursing students. Real-Time Location Systems help locate students and ensure safety.
    • Medication education at your fingertips 

      Blentlinger, Makenzie; DeMint, Shelby; Powell, Cortney; Shaw, Abigail
      The purpose of this project is to provide continuous medication education by having it available on a badge backer .
    • NPO length prior to surgery 

      Ellis, Lynley; Huckstep, Christy; Smith, Kayce; Tangerose, Andrea
      What is the effect of NPO length of duration prior to surgery on gastrointestinal motility and patient satisfaction post op? P-Post Operative Population I-Shorter NPO times C-NPO of 8hrs vs NPO of O-Greater patient ...
    • Nursing students' anxiety related to patient sudden death 

      Alexander, Erica Fay
      This study was completed to determine the influence of simulation on reducing nursing students’ anxiety levels when faced with sudden patient death. The study also explored how nursing students’ general anxiety levels ...
    • Organ donation: Promoting second chances 

      Haugh, Haley; Kite, Shelby; Obert, Katelyn
      The purpose of this project is to Increase the amount of organ referrals via asking organ donor status upon admission at Blessing Hospital (BH) and improve graduate nurse knowledge on organ referral process.
    • Pediatric benefits of animal assisted therapy 

      Boschert, Megan; Hardy, Andrew; Morford, Cameron
      For pediatric patients, animal assisted therapy (AAT) may be a more effective method to improve overall wellbeing, including stress, fear, and anxiety, than standard or pharmaceutical methods.
    • Privacy, please 

      Calvin, Sarah; Lascelles, Maggie
      The PICO question for this literature review is: Are single occupancy rooms cost effective in reducing overall nosocomial infection rates in adult patients in comparison to double occupancy rooms?  
    • Professional service activity change 

      Hobbs, Amelia; Lay, Ashlynn; McPherson, Maria; Uhlmeyer, Katelyn
      This poster speaks to the confusion among Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty and students regarding Professional Service Activity requirements.
    • Recognizing patient socks as an infection risk 

      Lawless, Madison; De Santis, Kristen; Scoggin, Matthew; Uhlott, Scott
      The purpose of this project is to reduce hospital acquired infections (HAIs) by implementing new evidence based practice (EBP) of using separate socks for ambulation.
    • Safety first; Locate the student nurse 

      Anders, Sativa; Lascelles, Maggie; McClelland, Laikyn
      The purpose of this project is the Implementation of real-time location badge trackers (RTLBT) to help locate students in the clinical setting at Blessing Hospital (BH).
    • Say “NO” to nosocomials: Clostridium difficile 

      Bonds, Peyton; McDaniel, Gavin; Vahle, Madelyn; Winters, Alisha
      For acutely hospitalized patients, the concurrent use of probiotics of various strains may decrease the incidence of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) cases compared to antibiotic administration alone. P – Patients receiving ...

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