Creator

Derek R. Doorn

Advisor

Dunemn, Kathleen

Committee Member

Wilson, Vicki

Committee Member

Skomp, Jessica

Department

Nursing Practice

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

12-2017

Genre

Thesis

Extent

76 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

Group A-beta hemolytic streptococcus (GABHS) pharyngitis, commonly called “strep throat,” is a commonly seen diagnosis in primary care--most commonly seen in individuals aged 5-15 years. Worldwide, 616 million estimated cases of GABHS pharyngitis occur annually. Rheumatic heart disease, which might be a consequence of GABHS pharyngitis, is estimated to cause about 6 million years of life lost annually. In spite of the wide prevalence of the disease, in the current literature, there are differing guidelines regarding treatment of GABHS pharyngitis, specifically with regard to the dosing frequency of amoxicillin. Amoxicillin is a frequently recommended and utilized drug in the treatment of GABHS pharyngitis, often chosen for its palatability and ease of administration. Current literature shows increasing trends toward once daily dosing of amoxicillin in the treatment of GABHS pharyngitis although twice daily dosing was and is still widely utilized. This Doctor of Nursing Practice capstone project evaluated whether a clinical algorithm with embedded algorithm utilizing current evidence-based practice and expert opinions could improve provider proficiency in dosing as well as improve patient outcomes and adherence.

Degree type

DNP

Degree Name

Doctoral

Language

English

Local Identifiers

DoornCapstone2017

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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