This collection of SOAR@USA includes culminating scholarly projects for students in graduate programs at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. The collection currently includes projects from the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

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Scholarly Projects from 2022

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Prevention of Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) in Adult ICU Patients, Salima Allahbachayo

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Evidence-Based Best Practice Toolkit for Competency-Based Orientation in Integrating an Adult Pneumococcal Protocol to Improve Vaccine Rate: A Program Evaluation Review, Magda Angel Cifuentes

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Quality Reporting on Dialysis Water Testing and Dialysis Machine Disinfection, Jennifer Boquiren Quitevis

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Implementation of Daily NHPPD Calculator in the Acute Care Setting, Spencer Y. Cho

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Reducing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: Beyond the Bundle, Deana Cirillo

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An Evidence-Based Practice Handbook for the Reduction of Perioperative Pressure Injuries: An Implementation Guide, Krystal Dopson

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A Contemporary Shared Governance Structure and Its Role in Managing Nurse Turnover, Kagale Kiwanuka

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Evidence-Based Best Practice for Discharge Planning: A Policy Review, Marissa Lewis

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Behavioral Code Team, Daniel McGrath

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Action Planning with Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Improves Blood Pressure Control in Geriatric Patients, Thuy Ai Oh

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Oral Care Bundle Impact on Staff Assisted Oral Care, Sabrina Oliver

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Nurse-Driven Protocols for Abdominal Pain in the Emergency Department, Chris Schmidt

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Making Wishes Known: An Evidence-Based Practice Project for Advanced Care Planning in Oncology, Hazel Torres

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Discharge Care Bundle to Reduce COPD 30-Day Readmission Rates in a Hospital Acute Care Unit, Dao Vang

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Perception is Everything: Implementation of a Peer Evaluation Program for Nurse Leaders in a Hospital Setting, Teruko Williams

Scholarly Projects from 2021

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Reducing Patient Risk for Suicidal Behaviors with a Safety Bundle of Best Practices with Non-Psychiatric Patients, Olayemi Akindele

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Reducing Fall Among Acute Rehabilitation Patients Through Implementation of a Video Monitoring System, Priscila Alfonso

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Use of a Mindfulness-Based Resiliency Intervention to Reduce Nurse Intention to Quit the Organization, Sherie Ambrose

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Early Identification of Sepsis: A Nurse Driven Protocol to Reduce Morbidity, Mortality and Hospital Costs, Ruth Biju

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Lung Cancer Screening: An Evidence-Based Practice Change Project, Robert Bland

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Optimizing Operating Room Throughput, Amanda Brendel

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Improving Patient Flow in the Urgent Care Setting, Stephanie Carpenter

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Implementing an Evidence-Based Practice Change for Alcohol Withdrawal in an Acute Care Hospital, Theresa Carroll

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Compliance with a Nurse-driven Hypoglycemia Protocol: Time from Hypoglycemia Event to Euglycemia, Robin A. Chappell

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Gaining Glycemic Control in Patients with Uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes in Rural Health, Demetric Childs-Hicks

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Improving Emergency Department Throughput: Using a Pull Method of Patient Flow, Jeffrey Collins

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Improve the Risk of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections with Central Line Dressing Changes through a Team Approach, Jessica Comstock

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Development and Implementation of an Opioid Risk-Reduction Strategy, Heather Darmetko

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Leadership Rounding to Improve Patient Satisfaction in Pediatric Ambulatory Care, Tara J. Haskell

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Reducing Stroke Readmission Through the Implementation of Telehealth, Leilani Hermosura

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Improving Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Respiratory Illnesses, Laurinia Hunter

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Partnering with Hospital Providers to Facilitate Handoff for Persons with Dementia in the Acute Care Setting, Vanessa Jeune

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Patient Satisfaction With Noise, Robert W. Kentner II

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Pediatric Sepsis-Development of a Clinical Pathway for the Pediatric Emergency Department, Roslyn Lampkin-Smiley

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Nurse Retention in Workplace Adversity, Deborah Lewis

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Reduction of CLABSI in Telemetry Patients through Limiting Central Line Blood Draw, Caselyn Lok

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Implementing Geriatric Frailty Screening in Acute Care, Christine Longley

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Improving Caregivers’ Perceived Involvement in Care Through Facilitating Communication with Hospital Providers, Heather Manolas

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Reduction of Inpatient Fall Rate in an Adult Acute Care Setting, Manjusha Maprel

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Evidence-Based End-of-Life Comfort Care Guidelines, Myla Maranan

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A Safety Program in a Tertiary Care Center Emergency Department: An Evidence-Based Project to Increase Safety Event Reporting and Improve Frontline Staff Perceptions of Hospital Management’s Response to Safety Events, Elizabeth Anne McMaster

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Improving Mammography Rates Among the Hispanic Population: An Evidence-Based Project Utilizing a Promotora Intervention, Dawn Mirowski

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Implementation of an Evidence-Based Practice Discharge Medication Protocol for Heart Failure Patients to Reduce 30-Day Readmissions, Dawn Onstott

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Mentoring Program for New Graduate Nurses, Kathryn Palermo

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Screening for Human Trafficking: Best Practice Guidelines and Recommendations for Health Care Providers, Bernadette Portillo

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Implementing Interdisciplinary Team Rounding to Reduce External Ventricular Drain-Associated Infections, Laura Reiter

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Implementation of the National Early Warning Score Tool in the Acute Care Setting, Amanda Reyes

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Mindfulness-based Intervention and Relapse Rates in Adults with a History of Substance Use Disorder, Tamieko Ross-Anyaso

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Reducing the Incidence of Compassion Fatigue in Obstetrical Nurses, Naveen Samuel

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Change Project Using a Fall Prevention Action Program to Decrease Falls on a Behavioral Health Unit, Amy Shuptrine