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    • Assessment of community fall prevention toolkit 

      Keuter, Kayla R. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      Falls are the leading cause of injury death among adults age 65 years and older. There are many fall prevention programs to help reduce fall risk factors. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a locally developed ...
    • Compliance with CDC fall prevention recommendations: a survey of older adults with a recent fall 

      Gayed, Sarah; Patel, Trupti; Whitesides, Travis (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      Falls are the leading cause of injury-related visits to emergency departments in the United States and the primary etiology of accidental deaths in persons over the age of 65 years. Despite the consequences and the ...
    • Efficacy of the falling less in Kansas toolkit 

      Holwey, Nicholas J.; Snell, Cameron D. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      An effort to provide fall prevention education to rural older adults has led to the development of a fall prevention toolkit, Falling Less in Kansas. Usability testing was done to determine the ease of use of the toolkit ...
    • Fall prevention assessment and exercise recommendations 

      Walter, Jordan; Aitchison, Samuel; Gochenour, Katelyn (Wichita State University, 2019-04-26)
      INTRODUCTION: As the aging population of the United States rises, falls will become more prevalent. Exercise is an effective way of reducing falls in older adults and should be routinely prescribed to the appropriate ...
    • Gastroduodenal artery aneurysm: A case report 

      Baughman, Jessica; White, Patricia (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
      Gastroduodenal artery (GDA) aneurysms are rare but highly fatal. There are only 74 cases reported in English and Japanese literature in 55 years. GDA aneurysms have a mortality rate of 40% if the artery ruptures, and 30-50% ...
    • Hospitalization of older adults: The use of teams in reducing complications and length of stay 

      Hake, Jessica; Lyngaas, Jacob; McCrite, Lindsay (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      The number of older adults is rising, and the incidence of injury in this population is increasing. Older patients are at higher risk of experiencing complications when hospitalized due to an injury; this is likely due to ...
    • Palliative care: A comparison of knowledge between physician assistant and family nurse practitioner students 

      Perkins, Marcus T.; Lear, Levi B.; Davis, Jill M.; Jian, Sarah E. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
      Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life for patients who face life-limiting illness, but adequate training provided to physician assistant (PA) students remains uncertain. The purpose of this study was to assess ...
    • Trauma in older adults: early signs of shock are more difficult to identify 

      Dale, Andrew; Knox, Andrew; Valdez, Katlin (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
      In the setting of trauma, timely identification and early intervention in shock is critical for achieving quality patient outcomes. In older adult trauma patients (age > 65 years old) detection of a deteriorating condition ...
    • Traumatic aortic dissection with confounding factors - a case study 

      Riley, Darby; Shinn, Blake (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
      This project describes a single case report of a 58-year-old male with Stanford type B traumatic aortic dissection with aneurysmal expansion of the descending aorta. A study of the risk vs. benefits of surgical treatment ...
    • Unique considerations of the older adult trauma assessment 

      Ewert, Mindy D.; MacDonald, Holly M.; Wiedmeier, Karl R. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      Trauma is the fifth leading cause of death among individuals over the age of 65 years, and this population is expected to double by the year 2050. As the number of older adults increase, so will the number of patients in ...
    • Utilization of fall prevention video for older adults 

      Walters, Kaylin; Johnson, Emily; Riley, Nick; Brantley, Ryan (Wichita State University, 2020-05-01)
      INTRODUCTION: Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes one dies from a fall (National Council on Aging, 2018). Falls are not a normal process of aging and can be prevented ...