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Past Capstone Projects

Spring 2008

  • Quality Improvement project to develop and implement a cost-effective way to integrate prevention and health promotion information into daily conversations with adult patients
  • Implementation of HPV Vaccine in Health Department School Based Clinics

Autumn 2008

  • Diabetes Management of Underserved Populations
  • Translating an evidence-based intervention into Spanish for a high-need HIV population

Winter 2009

  • Educating for Evidence-based Practice Advanced Practice Nursing in Thailand
  • Postpartum Depression Screening
  • Health promotion and disease prevention quality improvement project for patients over the age of 50 to have colon cancer screening

Spring 2009

  • Improving coordination of care for the uninsured adult between the Emergency Department and community care resources in Thurston County
  • Application of the PRECEDE-PROCEED Model of Program Implementation ot the Development of a Survivorship Program for Women with Breast Cancer
  • Evaluation of Cue vs. Schedule-Based Infant Feedint Protocols in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Dementia Caregiver Website Preliminary Content
  • Translating Research into Practice: A Conceptual Framework to Promote Physical Activity in the Primary Care Setting and Disseminate the Exercise is Medicine Initiative in a Local Context
  • Chart Review of ED Practitioners in Identification, Documentation an dReferral of Patients with Asymptomatic Hypertension Presenting to the ED
  • Examining medication adherence patterns among post-stroke depression patients
  • Cancer Survivorship, increasing awareness of health care provider's awareness of cancer survivorship issues, cancer risk reduction, and promote counseling on lifestyle modifications with diet and exercise.
  • Foundations for Public Health Policy Decisions Related to the Social-Emotional Development of Young Children
  • Critical Access Hospital Emergency Departments: Use of Community Primary Care Providers Versus Dedicated ED Staff
  • Anemia in relation to preinatal morbidity for women and infants in Nigeria.
  • MD-NP Collaborative Practice: Models, Barriers & Improvement Strategies
  • Developing a treatment guide for PTSD
  • The Dissemination and Implementation of a Risk Assessment Checklist for Urinary Tract Infections in Community Dwelling Older Adults with Mental Illness
  • Application of the Iowa Model of Evidenc-Based Practice to Promote Quality Care in the Peri-Operative Management of Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators
  • Clinical Utility of a Cardiac Skills Checklist for Teens
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococus aureus (MRSA) Infection Control Policy at First Place School: A Policy Development in Vulnerable Community
  • Use of Nurse Case Managers in Diabetic Care

Summer 2009

  • A Survey of The Use of Integrative Treatment Modalities for the Medical Management of Pain in Academic Pain Centers in the United States.
  • Identification of Premature Infants with Risk Factors for Breast and Bottle Feeding Problems upon Discharge from the Newborn Intensive Care Unit
  • Evaluating the impacted of Alaris "smart" pumps
  • Evaluation of a hospital evacuation drill utilizing a checklist based on Joint Commission standards

Winter 2010

  • Feasibility of a webinar for coaching patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on end-of-life communication.
  • Telepsychiatry: Pilot Training Program for Washington State Department of Corrections Psychiatric Prescribers

Spring 2010

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Sleep Disturbances in Soldiers with Combat Associated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Policy Development to Improve Quality of Life Outcomes of Breast Cancer Survivors in an Northwest Tribal Community
  • Enhancing Cultural Congruence in Hospice Care
  • Policy development for prenatal care assurance: A strategic approach to improve maternal and infant health among AIAN communities in Washington State
  • Development of a Medication Reconciliation Discrepancy Audit Tool for the Inpatient Setting
  • End Stage Renal Disease and Palliative Care: One Organization's Approach to Specialized End-of-Life Care
  • Childhood Obesity Prevention in the Context of Family Activity: Development of an Evaluation Tool for the PAK Family Activity Event
  • Enhancing Mental Health Services Utilization Among African Immigrants and Refugees in the Northwest
  • Toward Improved Change Strategies at Airlift Northwest: A Case Study Analysis of the Implementation of Inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy
  • Antimicrobial-Warfarin Interactions: A Multidisciplinary Management Project
  • Evaluation of a New Program to Admit Heart Failure Patients to an Emergency Department Observation Unit
  • Feasibility assessment of a multi-clinic, multi-provider healthcare system
  • Storytelling, a cognitive behavior pain management strategy for American Indian & Alaska Natives
  • Evaluation of Spanish Diabetes Group Visits at a Community Health Center

Summer 2010

  • Leading and Retaining Multicultural Nurses in a Hospital Environment: An Assessment Project
  • Motivational Interviewing for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention: An Overview and Clinical Guide for Health Care Providers in School-based Health Centers
  • Missed Opportunities for the HPV Vaccine in Thirteen Year Old Girls Receiving Care at Neighborcare Health
  • Development of a Protocol for Vitamin D Deficiency Screening for Patients Who Have or May Be at Increased Risk for Osteoporosis
  • Improving Cardiovascular Health for Haitians in Dumay Using a Community Organization Approach

Autumn 2010

  • A Transition Checklist for Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease
  • Stimulant Adherence among Adolescents with ADHD
  • The Identification of At Risk Female Teens for Dating Violence Victimization: Development and Content Validation of the Teen Dating Violence Victimization Interview

Winter 2011

  • Birthing Babies in a Tent: Evidence-Based Normal Childbirth Guidelines for Disaster Volunteer Health Practitioners
  • Overview of Tel-Health, Tele-Medicine, Tele-Nursing
  • Evaluation of the Acquisition and Retention of Motivational Interviewing Skills Among Outpatient Healthcare Professionals

Spring 2011

  • Mental Health Referral Practices in a Family Medicine Clinic
  • Developing Evidence-Based Evaluation Strategies for a Campus-Workplace Violence Prevention Program
  • An Evidence-Based Collaborative Approach to Developing a Head Lice Education Program for Families Living in Poverty
  • Developing a "Survival" Tool for Novice Neurosurgery Practitioners
  • Clinical Decision Support System Improves Bone Mineral Density Screening Rates in 65 Year Old Women
  • Clinical Providers at Academic Integrative Health Centers: A Survey of Demographics, Educational Backgrounds and Practices
  • Evaluation of a Multidisciplinary Clinical Intervention on Childhood Obesity at Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Development of an Agency-Appropriate Evidence Based Chlamydia Screening and Rescreening Plan at Neighborcare Health High Point Clinic
  • Patient-Centeredness Within the Medical Home: Development of a Provider Self-Assessment Tool
  • Developing a Web-Based Pilot Training Module for New Enhance Fitness Instructors
  • Screening Women with Previous Gestational Diabetes Mellitus for Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Through Clinical Audit
  • Evaluation of the impact of information on HPV, cervical cancer and Pap smear knowledge among Costa Rican women enrolled in a HPV vaccination trial
  • Environmental Health Continuing Education for Healthcare Providers: A Program Evaluation of FishFacts
  • Diversity in Health Care
  • Feasibility Assessment of Implementing a Prenatal Provider Immunization Toolkit in a Multi-Site, Multi-Clinic Setting
  • Emergency Department Utilization Among Palliative Care Patients