• Advance the talk with advanced directives 

      Bickhaus, Ashley Marie; Henderson, Brittany; McCollum, Dusty; Thrower, Brittney
      This student senior project poster seeks to improve patient knowledge about advanced directives.
    • Attire for hire 

      Allison, Jessica; Arndt, Sydney; Sharpe, Carley
      This poster outlines a project to provide Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences students with professional attire due to lack of resources.
    • Caring cupboard II: Revamped 

      Boschert, Megan; Hardy, Andrew; Morford, Cameron
      The purpose of this project is the movement of Caring Cupboard (CC) to increase student use/decrease food insecurity.
    • Communication is key! 

      Havermale, Ashley; Hoffman, Breanna; Ramsey, Mariah
      Implementation of mobile communication device for senior leadership students during clinical time to enhance communication between the students and other health care providers.
    • Controlled labor pain and postpartum depression 

      Crane, Erin; Thomas, Precious
      The purpose of this project is to answer the question: In postpartum women, what is the effect of analgesics during labor versus no analgesics during labor and being diagnosed with postpartum depression?
    • A dog a day keeps the stress away 

      Biessman, Gretchen; Arras, Hannah; Hubbert, Kaitlin; Dahl, Melissa
      Decrease stress in healthcare staff, increase staff satisfaction and retention at Blessing Hospital with implementation of Pet Therapy Program.
    • Educational strategies to enhance medication knowledge 

      Kite, Shelby; Obert, Katelyn; Powell, Cortney; Shaw, Abi
      The implementation of additional educational strategies to undergraduate nursing curriculum may contribute to more knowledgeable and safe graduating nurses, leading to less medication errors.
    • Effect of CAM therapy in chemo therapy patients in comparison to Western medicine 

      Little, Zoey; Porterfield, Margaret; Rueter, Amalia
      The purpose of this project is to show that in chemotherapy patients, CAM therapies minimize the side effects of chemotherapy compared to Western medicine.
    • Efficacy of massage in the chronic pain population 

      Collier, Hannah; Hobbs, Amelia; McPherson, Maria
      How effectively is massage therapy used for chronic pain control in comparison to pharmacological measures? P- Pain control for individuals with chronic pain I- Message Therapy C- Pharmacological use O- Improved pain ...
    • #EmpowerURself 

      Bakalyar, Jenny; Garcha, Supreet; Kramer, Sarah; Oboh, Patience
      This poster describes a project to create a co-op website for adolescents with sexual, mental, and physical health resources in Adams County, Illinois.
    • 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.

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