Recent Submissions

  • PingTRACKS: Black Maternal Health

    Warner, Keturah; Noah, Amanda (2023-05-01)
    In this poster, I will explain how black maternal women have been affected by the healthcare system in the US. Black women are three times more likely to die due to childbirth than white women. Many causes of death are preventable if doctors adequately care for their patients of color. Some leading causes of black maternal mortality are cardiomyopathy and blood pressure-related disorders. The US healthcare system is rooted in racism directly related to black women's mortality rates.
  • Creating Ecobricks To Reduce Platic Waste

    Vuong, Kelly; Noah, Amanda (2023-05-01)
    Ecobricks is a productive and engaging product that is suitable for all individuals, regardless of ability and needs. The purpose of the project is to help reduce plastic waste in our oceans and our land, that contribute to harming our ecosystem. Ecobricks are essentially an alternative to the traditional red bricks that are used to create different building structures. They are called "Ecobricks" because they consists of PET bottles that are reusuable and are filled with non-biodegradable and non-recycable plastic. The bottles do not contain any metals, glass, sharp objects, or bio-degradable items. They also contain only clean and dry plastics. These bottles are then used to make different building projects (there are some photos of building projects done, using the Ecobricks).
  • Long Term Benefits Of Holistic Treatment: Massage Therapy As Part Of A Wellness Plan​

    Vixama, Ashley; DeLeon, Patrice (2023-05-01)
    The objective of this senior project was to raise awareness about the significance and advantages of holistic therapy. During the internship at Body & Soul Massage, various newsletters, social media content, and blog posts were developed to educate individuals about the benefits of holistic treatments. Some clients were interviewed, and others provided their testimonies were collected from the previous year to the present. Massage sessions from the past week were reviewed and recorded for the monthly session total. By comparing the total sessions from this year, last year, the month, and the week prior, insights into the business's growth and areas for improvement were gained. This also identified areas requiring more promotion or additional availability time to ensure clients received the best possible service.
  • Implementation Of Initiatives To Improve The Quality Of Nutrition And Food Service For Patients At BIDMC

    Robert, Jamal; Shilo, Amanda (2023-05-01)
    BIDMC required an individual that could assist in the improvement of operations in the department of Food Service and Nutrition. With the proper resources, completing weekly tasks such as patient rounds, and reporting the necessary feedback from patients to the kitchen staff and general supervisor was easily achieved. A high volume of negative feedback,prompted initiatives to improve; kitchen workflow, timeliness of food delivery, and creation of accommodations. Although the data for the increase in positive feedback is not available at this time, comments about improvements in food quality, and service have been provided and emphasized.
  • Pathways To Success: Guidelines For New And Established Employees

    Ramirez, Diomaris; Everitt, Amy (2023-05-01)
    This project focused on new and established Patient Service Representative (PSR) employees, with the intent to improve the necessary resources for them to succeed in their roles. Through a survey, we were able to determine the concerns and needs of the PSRs. By collecting this information, new guidelines were established, and the needs of the office were refocused while still concentrating on the areas in which more help and assistance was needed. The resource binder that was developed as a result of this project will help PSR employees become more independent, successful, and self-driven to handle the daily workload of the office.
  • Salem Board Of Health, Narcan Distribution & Awareness In The Community

    O'Rourke, Rebecca; Noah, Amanda; Shiloh, Amanda (2023-05-01)
    The goal of this project was to teach and spread awareness on effective ways to use narcan to keep people in the community safe.
  • COVID's Impact On Hospice: Strategies To Combat And Maintain Quality Care

    Joyce, Jacqueline; DeLeon, Patrice (2023-05-01)
    This project aimed to dive deeper into the protocols utilized by Beacon Hospice to combat the coronavirus while maintaining a high quality of care for the patients and their volunteers. Client interactions and internal operations were also investigated during this internship. Which demonstrated how behind-the-scenes work is equally essential as hands-on care. Suggestions to modify and help improve the data collection sheets were proposed. This resulted in enhanced record-keeping to ensure the best patient care and communication among the staff.
  • Overcoming Language Barriers: Transvaginal Ultrasound Translation Sheets For Radiology Patients

    Herrera, Abigail; DeLeon, Patrice (2023-05-01)
    South Shore Hospital is a nonprofit health organization that provides community care, home health, specialty care, primary care, emergency and urgent care, and wellness services. This senior internship aimed to create a resource about Transvaginal Ultrasound for staff to provide their non-English speaking patients. Ten staff members of the Ultrasound Department were interviewed about specific language barriers when working with their patients. As a result, the existing English version was translated into five documents to assist patients who spoke Cantonese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Portuguese. According to staff, the translation sheets will improve communication with non-English speaking patients (especially understanding the exam) and overall patient satisfaction. After this internship, the department will continue to use the translation sheets to prevent future language barriers.
  • Factors Impacting Dental Health Disparities In Children In U.S.A.

    Doyle, Jill; Shilo, Amanda (2023-05-01)
    One of the most chronic preventable childhood diseases is Dental caries; a major serious public health concern from infancy to age 18 in the USA. The two most common socio-economic factors cited for lack of dental caries treatment are lifetime poverty and low health literacy. Other factors include food insecurity, lack of nutritious foods, increased consumption of processed sugars, obesity, chronic health conditions, low-income status, lack of health and dental insurance, lack of affordable housing, lack of access to care, racial discrimination, decreased exposure to fluorides, and language barriers. Caries prevention and treatment programs in schools could help reduce the gap of untreated children. Private dental practices could attempt to improve this situation with free screening and referral programs.
  • The Price To Survive

    Davis, Brianna; DeFelippo, Anne (2023-05-01)
    This capstone project describes a personal healthcare journey with Type I Diabetes in the United States and the fluctuating price of insulin necessary to treat this disease. This paper emphasizes the dangerous toll on a person’s health and quality of life that results from the choices and sacrifices one must make to purchase and have on hand the supply of insulin needed on a daily basis. The "Cost To Survive" is explained through a narrative of personal experience, the diabetic literature, online news reports, and a President’s stand on the issue. A vivid diagram illustrates the complex and convoluted insulin supply chain that master-minds extreme price-fixing of insulin in the United States. Rationing of insulin supply is a dangerous but necessary technique for some persons-that leads to health disparity and fast forwarding of dangerous side effects that may be fatal as a result of untreated diabetes.
  • Spanish Club Pilot Project

    Cromwell, Kiki; Shilo, Amanda (2023-05-01)
    The Spanish Club Pilot Project was to increase the exposure to Spanish language for both native and non native speakers. Created to increase basic terminology, comfort with learning, and for opportunities for communication.