The Effects of Preoperative Education on Parental Anxiety and Knowledge with Children Undergoing a Posterior Spinal Fusion

Anxiety is high in parents with children undergoing a posterior spinal fusion. The research found demonstrates that it is important to have the proper educational materials, and to address the emotional and psychological aspect of a parent whose child is having surgery. It is important for the parents to increase their knowledge of their child’s upcoming surgery, which will result in decreased anxiety.


Using the Recovery Model in the Development of a Sleep Hygiene Program for Individuals in a Psychiatric Inpatient Setting

The objective of this study was to evaluate sleep disturbances, review treatment methods, and develop a plan of treatment options utilizing sleep hygiene methods. A review of literature included sleep disturbances and interventions to alleviate such problems.


The Effect of Pre-Transplant Creatinine on the Percent Improvement in Kidney Function after Kidney Transplantation

With 108,335 people on kidney replacement therapy in the United States, the need for kidney transplantation has increased. In 1998 there were 40,825 on the national waiting list for a kidney transplant in comparison to 71,862 in 2007 with a median wait time of over three years. At the same time the number of kidneys transplanted went from 9,761 to 13,156.


The Lived Experience of Staff Nurses Working with Undergraduate Nursing Students in the Clinical Setting

The purpose of this thesis project is to design a qualitative, descriptive, phenomenological study, which would explore the lived experience of staff nurses who worked with nursing students in the clinical setting.

The Development of an Education Plan to Maintain Staff Readiness in the Face of Evacuation in a Long-Term Care Setting

The primary aim of this paper is to provide long term care facilities effective teaching tools and methods to use with their initial and ongoing staff, to maintain staff readiness when faced with evacuation of their facility during a disaster. The secondary aim is to increase staff knowledge and comfort during and actual evacuation to maintain the safety and well being of their long term care residents.


An Educational Program on the Treatment and Prevention of Diabetic Foot Ulcers in the Elderly for Novice Registered Nurses in the Long Term Acute Care and Skilled Nursing Facility

The purpose of this evidence-based project was to develop an education program on diabetic foot ulcer wound care treatment and prevention in the elderly for registered nurses in the long term acute care and skilled nursing settings.



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