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PTSD Screening for the ICU Pateint
There is a high incidence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and PTSD symptoms among intensive care unit (ICU) survivors. Each year millions of Americans are placed into the ICU for treatment of critical illness. Of ...
Sepsis Screening in Pediatric Patients: A Retrospective Chart Review in a Midwestern Pediatric Emergency Department
Sepsis affects 40,00 children a year, with a mortality rate of 4,500 annually. For hospitalized children sepsis lengthens hospital stays, increases the overall complexity of care, leads to increased cost, and leads to life ...
A Quality Improvement Project: Early Identification of Prediabetes
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a deadly disease that can result in serious complications and even death. It is also a costly disease resulting in a significant impact on society as a whole. There are many nationally recognized ...
Intimate Partner Violence Screening Quality Improvement Project Among Pregnant Women at an Urban Obstetrics Clinic
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a known risk to pregnant women and their unborn children. Screening for IPV during pregnancy is an important step in identifying abuse and reducing adverse outcomes. The Certified Nurse ...
Evaluation of Screening for Early Identification of Hypertension in Young Adults 19 Years and Older
Problem: The need to screen for hypertension among young adults 19 years and older is underutilized, because hypertension remains under-recognized as a disease risk-factor in the young adult population, perceiving themselves ...