Recent Submissions

  • Impact of Controlled Exercise Programs on Balance and Coordination: A Case Study of Stroke Survivors

    Stefanski, Anastasia; Everitt, Amy (2022-08-15)
    The purpose of this project was to monitor and record the progress of coordination and balance by using a controlled exercise program in stroke survivors. All participants had predetermined goals of improving coordination and balance, which helps improve ambulation and other functionality. The exercise routines of each participant were designed carefully by professionals in the field of exercise science using proven techniques focusing on the upper body, lower body, core strengthening, and transition to standing and walking. Implementing consistent exercise programs to improve balance and coordination over ten weeks also resulted in transferable functionality in the participants' daily lives, including increased independence for daily living activities and enjoyment.
  • Individual Treatment Plan: Thirty Day Check in and Discharge of Cardiac Rehab Patients

    O'Mera, Molly; Sweeney, Michele (2022-08-15)
    This undergraduate internship was to show the importance of participating in a cardiac rehabilitation program after heart surgery and the importance of living a heart healthy life. The cardiac rehabilitation program at Anna Jaques Hospital (MA) includes an initial, holistic assessment and patient goal setting followed by scheduled re-assessments and a physician’s approved discharge. The intern’s project demonstrated their ability to conduct scheduled re-assessments and discharges of select patients. Facilitated by the student intern, the patients demonstrated growth in the following areas upon their discharge: exercise workloads, frequency of exercise, healthy nutrition choices, reduced stress levels. Patient two was not able to reach their ITP discharge nutritional goal.
  • Rock Painting: A Suitable Community Project For People With Developmental And Intellectual Disabilities

    Lamour, Walky; Everitt, Amy; Sweeney, Michele (2022-08-15)
    Rock painting is a suitable project for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. It is designed to develop fine motor skills, social skills, and to unlock artistic potential, which create opportunities to serve their community by engaging themselves in decorating public spaces. Rock painting projects involve teaching and leisure activities. Participants were taught how to hold and use multi-purpose acrylic paints and paint brushes, and were also taught the art of community as part of ensuring their integration. Activities involved going outside to pick rocks and outdoor exploration. Also included was the art of engaging in creativity like mixing paints and drawing. The people involved in the program took part in hiding and finding rocks, and decorating a place in their community with the painted rocks.
  • Medical Document Renovation: Utilizing the eHana System to Improve Client Record Content

    Kallo, Kadiatou; DeLeon, Patrice (2022-08-15)
    The implementation of technology to aid in healthcare processes such as data storage aims to provide ease of medical documentation through improved data accessibility. Using the eHana system, health outcomes were improved. This project involved examining the efficacy of transitioning from paper medical records to the eHana system for a safer, faster way to access patient records and provide treatment. The results showed that during the transition, more than 40 clients’ medical records were transferred to a securer, more convenient electronic space weekly.
  • Hospital Employee Satisfaction: Best Practices in Staffing Ineffectiveness Prevention

    Busane, Bertille; DeLeon, Patrice (2022-08-15)
    This project investigated the issues that prevented staffing effectiveness at Tewksbury Hospital. Project objectives included identifying staffing issues and uncover strategies to improve their overall effectiveness. Interviews were conducted on 18 staff members of various ethnic backgrounds and from multiple departments within the hospital. The interview consisted of eight questions regarding staff satisfaction with their jobs and their overall work environment. Results showed that most staff members are not completely satisfied with their jobs (including their compensation and workload). Hospital leadership seeks to utilize the results of the survey to improve staffing effectiveness. Some suggestions from the interview included revising staff compensation, providing physical and mental health support for staff, and encouraged flexibility and understanding of staff needs.
  • Striving For Quality & Accurate Data Collection

    Betek, Emmanuel; Sweeney, Michele (2022-08-15)
    Service providers rely on precise and valuable data to deliver effective, person-centered care to acquired brain injury individuals. The purpose of this internship was to educate staff and improve their daily reporting of individuals’ data. Individual data collection was not always recorded because of challenges staff faced. Challenges included newly hired staff that were not trained and passwords that had expired. The role of the student intern was to problem solve and develop solutions that would increase data intake. Solutions included educating staff and providing a meaningful rationale for accurate data collection. Due to the student intern’s interventions, all staff improved the quality and quantity of data collected.
  • Sensory Overload in a Workout Environment: Managing Sensory Overload After a Traumatic Brain Injury

    Barrows, Amber; Everitt, Amy (2022-08-15)
    This case study analyzed a participant over a ten week period in an exercise environment dealing with sensory overload after a Traumatic Brain injury. The project was designed to learn what triggers the participant and makes them feel overstimulated, and to learn how to minimize those triggers and better manage their overstimulation while working out. Working closely with the participants twice a week for 10 weeks, a behavioral log was created to keep track of the environment around him and any triggers that could have caused the participant to feel overstimulated. The results have shown that loud noises and sudden movements have been a main trigger, along with being over instructed during his workout routine.
  • 2021 Commencement – Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services and Bertolon School of Business

    Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services; Bertolon School of Business (2021-05-00)
    Ceremony for students from the Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services and the Bertolon School of Business.
  • 2021 Commencement – Highlights

    Salem State University (2021-05-00)
    Full recordings of introductory remarks from President John D. Keenan, Provost and Academic Vice President David J. Silva, MSCA Salem Chapter President Tiffany Gayle Chenault, commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient Monique Williams Morris, and Alumni Association President Debra Lee Surface.
  • 2021 Commencement – School of Graduate Studies

    School of Graduate Studies (2021-05-00)
    Ceremony for students from the School of Graduate Studies.
  • 2021 Commencement – College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education

    College of Arts and Sciences; School of Education (2021-05-00)
    Ceremony for students from the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Education.
  • 2020 Commencement – Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services and Bertolon School of Business

    Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services; Bertolon School of Business (2020-05-00)
    Ceremony for students from the Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services and the Bertolon School of Business.
  • 2020 Commencement – School of Graduate Studies

    School of Graduate Studies (2020-05-00)
    Ceremony for students from the School of Graduate Studies.
  • 2020 Commencement – College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education

    College of Arts and Sciences; School of Education (2020-05-00)
    Ceremony for students from the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Education.
  • 2022 Commencement – Bertolon School of Business

    Bertolon School of Business (2022-05-19)
    Ceremony for 35 graduate students and 258 undergraduate students from the Bertolon School of Business.
  • 2022 Commencement – School of Education

    School of Education (2022-05-19)
    Ceremony for 250 graduate students and 82 undergraduate students from the School of Education.
  • 2022 Commencement – Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services

    Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services (2022-05-20)
    Ceremony for 180 graduate students and 383 undergraduate students from the Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services
  • 2022 Commencement – Afternoon Ceremony

    College of Arts and Sciences (2022-05-21)
    Ceremony for 58 graduate students and 311 undergraduate students from the following College of Arts & Sciences departments: Behavior Analysis, Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, Counseling, Economics, Fire Science Administration, Geography, Geo-Information Science, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Media & Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Sport and Movement Science, Teaching Physical Education
  • 2022 Commencement – Morning Ceremony

    College of Arts and Sciences (2022-05-21)
    Ceremony for 64 graduate students and 321 undergraduate students from the following College of Arts & Sciences departments: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dance, English, Geological Sciences, History, Information Technology, Interdiscinplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Teaching English, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Teaching History, Teaching Mathematics, Teaching Middle School Mathematics, Teaching Spanish, Theatre Arts, World Languages and Cultures
  • Season Of The Witch: Northeast Writing Center Stories

    DeCiccio, Al (2022-05-05)
    “Season of the Witch: Northeast Writing Center Stories,” to paraphrase Wendy Bishop, underscores how you can take the person out of the writing center, but you can’t take the writing center out of the person. Engaged in this community of practice helped me to succeed as an academic administrator, showing me that our community’s emphasis on collaboration and conversation effects change. I describe several academic programs I helped to develop using these essential writing center characteristics. The bulk of “Season of the Witch: Northeast Writing Center Stories” offers recollections about Northeast writing centers, particularly those at Merrimack College, Salem State University, and the University of New Hampshire. I explain that there are lessons in the histories of these writing centers. I propose that these lessons could provide future progressive writing center actions that address new outcomes about administration, institutional partnerships, confidentiality, race, identity, and disability.

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