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Addressing Diabetic Foot Ulcerations in a Primary Care Clinic
Purpose: The overarching purpose of this quality improvement project was to improve patient outcomes specific to diabetes foot care by implementing a diabetes foot care protocol.|Background: Although diabetic foot complications ...
Addressing Childhood Obesity in Rural Primary Care Clinics
Childhood obesity is a significant problem, not only in the United States, but around the world. Childhood obesity causes a significant financial burden on the health system in the United States. Preventative interventions ...
Implementation of a Motivational Interviewing, in Primary Care, in the Treatment of Obesity, in Adults
Adult obesity has been an issue for many years and only continues to rise with each passing year. Center for Disease Control (CDC), estimates that 93.3 million adults, in the United States alone, are obese (CDC, 2018). ...
Implementing of a Weight Management Algorithm in Primary Care
To introduce a modified Weight Management Tool compliant with the AHA/ACC/TOS guidelines that provides practicing clinicians with effective management options so as to increase awareness of obesity. Since 1975 obesity has ...
Effects of Implementing a Self-Management Educational Intervention to Promote Glycemic Control of Type 2 Diabetic Patients Within the Primary Care Setting
Background: Diabetes is a leading cause of death and poor patient outcomes in the United States. Control of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is highly dependent on the patient having strong self-management skills to improve nutrition ...
Improving Advance Care Planning in Primary Care
Advance care planning (ACP) has been shown to have many benefits including improved communication and increased alignment of end-of-life care with patient wishes. Despite these benefits, many individuals have never discussed ...