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1. Umeh, Uwaezu J. Improving the HCAHPS Score for Pain Well Controlled.

Degree: MSN, 2014, University of San Francisco

This project took place on a Renal/Endocrine unit of a northern California Hospital. As observed on this unit, pain was not well controlled and this caused the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) score for ‘pain well controlled’ to be low. Hence, this project sought to address the underlying reasons why pain was not well controlled and to proffer solutions to raise the HCAHPS score to at least 65% from an average of 55%. In order to find the root causes, the nurses were surveyed, the patients and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) were interviewed, and a 24-hour chart review was conducted on three different days. The results revealed that about 30% of the nurses had little or no knowledge of HCAHPS; 73% of the CNAs did not know when to report patients’ pain score to the nurses and 80% of the patients had to wait until their pain level was severe before asking for pain medication. Following the unit’s policy and procedure for pain management, the goal for effective pain management was to maintain patients’ pain intensity at ≤3 or the patients’ stated goal. To achieve this goal and also address the above issues, it was recommended that the nurses maintain an open communication with the patient, perform an initial assessment, and reassess the patient within one hour of medication administration, offer non-pharmacological therapies such as heat/cold therapy, repositioning, and music therapy. Keyword: HCAHPS score, pain control, pain management, pain medication Advisors/Committee Members: Mary S. Seed, PhD, RN, CNL.

Subjects/Keywords: HCAHPS score; Pain control; Pain management; Pain medication; Medicine and Health Sciences

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APA (6th Edition):

Umeh, U. J. (2014). Improving the HCAHPS Score for Pain Well Controlled. (Thesis). University of San Francisco. Retrieved from http://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/62

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Umeh, Uwaezu J. “Improving the HCAHPS Score for Pain Well Controlled.” 2014. Thesis, University of San Francisco. Accessed May 20, 2018. http://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/62.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Umeh, Uwaezu J. “Improving the HCAHPS Score for Pain Well Controlled.” 2014. Web. 20 May 2018.

Vancouver:

Umeh UJ. Improving the HCAHPS Score for Pain Well Controlled. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of San Francisco; 2014. [cited 2018 May 20]. Available from: http://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/62.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Umeh UJ. Improving the HCAHPS Score for Pain Well Controlled. [Thesis]. University of San Francisco; 2014. Available from: http://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/62

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2. Hiroi, Nicole. Meeting Joint Commission Compliance by Improving the Chart Audit Process.

Degree: MSN, 2017, University of San Francisco

A hospice and home health care agency with an estimated 300 current patients looking to gain Joint Commission accreditation tasked its quality improvement department with identifying and improving deficiencies in the nursing documentation of patients’ charts. In order to do so, a redesign of their current chart auditing system needed to occur to take the process from pen and paper to an electronic database where the data gathered from the audit could be disseminated. The quality improvement team focused on ensuring that the new electronic process was user-friendly, encompassed all the quality areas needed, and allowed charts to be reviewed more quickly. Once the electronic audit was implemented, preliminary surveys showed that nurses were pleased with the new program and the time needed to complete the audit decreased from 45 minutes to 20 minutes. The hospice and home health care agency expects to gain Joint Commission accreditation once the changes are firmly in place. Advisors/Committee Members: Mary S. Seed, PhD, RN, CNL, Elena Capella, EdD, MSN, MPA, RN, CNL, CPHQ, LNCC.

Subjects/Keywords: home health; hospice; patient chart; audit; electronic; Other Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment

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APA (6th Edition):

Hiroi, N. (2017). Meeting Joint Commission Compliance by Improving the Chart Audit Process. (Thesis). University of San Francisco. Retrieved from http://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/511

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Hiroi, Nicole. “Meeting Joint Commission Compliance by Improving the Chart Audit Process.” 2017. Thesis, University of San Francisco. Accessed May 20, 2018. http://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/511.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Hiroi, Nicole. “Meeting Joint Commission Compliance by Improving the Chart Audit Process.” 2017. Web. 20 May 2018.

Vancouver:

Hiroi N. Meeting Joint Commission Compliance by Improving the Chart Audit Process. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of San Francisco; 2017. [cited 2018 May 20]. Available from: http://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/511.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Hiroi N. Meeting Joint Commission Compliance by Improving the Chart Audit Process. [Thesis]. University of San Francisco; 2017. Available from: http://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/511

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3. Herrera, Maria Elena. Improving Patient Medication Reconciliation Participation and Compliance Through Education.

Degree: MSN, 2015, University of San Francisco

Abstract The healthcare world is complex. At the center of this world are patients and their safety. Medication knowledge and medication reconciliation compliance are factors that influence patient’s safety and their overall health outcomes. This project explores the theme of patient safety by examining the relationship between patient education and health outcomes. The microsystem, located in the heart of San Francisco, is an outpatient clinic specializing in patients with renal impairment that each diverse and unique. A pre-implementation survey found that only 38% of patients were bringing their medications to appointments. A goal of improving compliance to 50% by December 2015 was set. By educating patients about the importance of their medications and the medication process, patients will be empowered to make informed health decisions and the possibility of suffering a medication error or adverse event will be decreased, ultimately, reducing their risk of emergency room visits or even death. An educational pamphlet was created, distributed as well as a visual poster that was placed in the waiting room as a visual cue. After implementing the project, medication reconciliation compliance increased from 38% to 40%. Although the goal was not reached, the results show that change is possible. Keywords: patient education, medication safety, medication reconciliation, patient-centered care, patient autonomy, reducing medication errors Advisors/Committee Members: Karin Blais, MSN, RN, CNL, Elena Capella, EdD, MSN, MPA, RN, CNL, CPHQ, LNCC, Mary S. Seed, PhD, RN, CNL.

Subjects/Keywords: patient education; medication safety; medication reconciliation; patient-centered care; patient autonomy; reducing medication errors; Medicine and Health Sciences; Nursing

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APA (6th Edition):

Herrera, M. E. (2015). Improving Patient Medication Reconciliation Participation and Compliance Through Education. (Thesis). University of San Francisco. Retrieved from http://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/208

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Herrera, Maria Elena. “Improving Patient Medication Reconciliation Participation and Compliance Through Education.” 2015. Thesis, University of San Francisco. Accessed May 20, 2018. http://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/208.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Herrera, Maria Elena. “Improving Patient Medication Reconciliation Participation and Compliance Through Education.” 2015. Web. 20 May 2018.

Vancouver:

Herrera ME. Improving Patient Medication Reconciliation Participation and Compliance Through Education. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of San Francisco; 2015. [cited 2018 May 20]. Available from: http://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/208.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Herrera ME. Improving Patient Medication Reconciliation Participation and Compliance Through Education. [Thesis]. University of San Francisco; 2015. Available from: http://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/208

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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