After being reviewed by a faculty committee, the following posters have been awarded.
Outpatient Services Provided at Discharge from an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit & Their Link with Readmission Rates
Presenter: Tracey Bedford
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Robert Dobmeier
Abstract: This study will examine what mental health services patients are linked with upon discharge from an acute psychiatric inpatient unit and what role, if any, that plays in readmission rates to the unit. Acute psychiatric settings are meant primarily to assess and stabilize patients who are found to be a danger to themselves or others and it is widely accepted amongst the mental health care community that individuals discharged from these units require longer term mental health treatment via various modes of outpatient care. The purpose of this study is to explore if linkage with certain outpatient services is connected to a higher inpatient readmission rate than others. This study will look at 30-day readmission rates to the Woodbury 2 psychiatric inpatient unit at Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic and what services those readmitted patients were linked with upon their prior discharge. It is the aim of this study to help the following: aid unit social workers in ensuring that they are linking patients with the best fit outpatient care and to be a springboard for future research in appropriate level of care linkage with outpatient mental health care upon discharge from a psychiatric inpatient unit.
Internship Experience at RIT
Presenter: Erin Lawson
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Linda Balog
Abstract: A Public Health and Health Education major shares her internship experience with Health Promotion at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Health Promotion is one of the many departments offered by RIT’s Division of Student Affairs in order to provide programs, services, and information to RIT students. The projects and tasks throughout this internship address the seven areas of responsibility that are essential for all health education specialists. Some of the specific projects from this 15 week, 525-hour internship include “Play it Safe Kits”, The Wellness Peer Educator Program, and Recharge Day Implementation Work.
What are Stated Gaps in Injury Prevention and Treatment Available on College Campuses for Dancers?
Presenter: Carly Andrake
Faculty Sponsor: Stevie Oakes
Abstract: This essay is dedicated to looking at the availability of medical assistance to dancers in the collegiate setting. Dance is a physically demanding activity with prolonged training timelines, however, there has been little dedication to the treatment and prevention of injuries in dance. The apparent lack of dedicated medical assistance dancers receive is what inspired this research. The objective was to better understand this lack and how it can be improved. It is important that dancers have resources available to help treat and prevent potential injuries, which will allow for longer and more fulfilling careers that do less chronic harm to their bodies. Based on a literature review contextualized further with first-person interviews, there are some opportunities that should be made accessible to collegiate dancers to help close this gap between the medical field and the dance industry. Recommendations include creating dance medicine facilities, providing cross training opportunities, creating experiences for athletic training or physical therapy students to learn about dancers as athletes, and prioritizing screenings for dancers. By creating resources that dancers can utilize and a comfortable environment where dancers can get help to treat and prevent injuries, this gap can be closed and could result in healthier dancers.