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  • Nanotechnology electrospinning experiment 

    Contributor:Wolfram, Marcus; Daniel, D. Mike; Vigil, Joey; Jaksic, Nebojsa; Ansaf, Bahaa; DePalma, Jude; Duong, Trung;
    Date:2017
    Electrospinning is a technique which has been used in order to successfully create polymer nanofibers. In this process, a charged polymer jet is collected on a grounded collection plate. A polymer jet is formed when an ...
  • Ionic polymer metal composites used as an actuator 

    Contributor:Al-Allaq, Aiman H.; DeHerrera, Brandon; Li, Boyan; Jaksic, Nebojsa; Ansaf, Bahaa; DePalma, Jude; Duong, Trung;
    Date:2017
    Ionic Polymer Metal Composites (IPMC) are synthetic composite nanomaterials which can exhibit large dynamic deformation under a low electric field. The applications of these artificial muscles range from biomedical to ...
  • 3-D printing metal objects project 

    Contributor:Armijo, James; Daniel, D. Mike; Jaksic, Nebojsa; Ansaf, Bahaa; DePalma, Jude; Duong, Trung;
    Date:2017
    Existing machines capable of 3D printing metal objects can cost in the range of millions of dollars and the process can be dangerous. It is desirable to develop a process that is inexpensive, safe, and open source based. ...
  • Solar energy in Pueblo: PV system owner's perspective 

    Contributor:Chikwendu, Tochukwu O.
    Date Submitted:2017
    It is no news that the world’s attention has largely shifted to climate change and global warming emissions. These phenomena caused by human activities result in an increased earth temperature with its attendant effects ...
  • Comparison of nitrous oxide and epidural analgesia: safety matters 

    Contributor:McCulley, Zolanye; Seminoff, Maggie; Ackley, Claire; Mathis, Trisha; Chambers, Terra; McCue, Stacie Gray;
    Date:2017
    Laboring mothers have many options for pain control during their labor. In the U.S., the epidural is commonly used for pain control. Historically, many countries use a 50/50 mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen ("nitrous oxide") ...
  • Statistical analysis of pavement system in the United States 

    Contributor:Rivera, Jill; Islam, M.R.; Mincic, Mike;
    Date:2017
    Although asphalt and concrete are the primary materials for pavement construction, the statistical data of these two pavements are not readily available. This study explores the updated literature and analyzed the statistics ...
  • Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus 

    Contributor:Lorenzo, Claire; Velez, Keane; Vigil, Alexis; Maes, Destiny; Chavez, Cheyenne; Nitka, Matthew;
    Date:2017
    This analysis was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness and potential adverse outcomes related to utilizing contact precautions versus standard precautions for the prevention of Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus ...
  • Targeted temperature management therapy and neurologic outcomes 

    Contributor:Boyd, Amelia; Nguyen, Peter; Heinen, Preston; Salcedo, Kristin; Kendahl, Caminiti; Hiner, Michael; Anaya, Cari; Willkomm, Lauren;
    Date:2017
    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States. In 2015, WHO estimated that 14 million people die each year due to cardiac arrest. Targeted ...
  • Episiotomy vs. tearing in childbirth 

    Contributor:Trolle, Natalie; Hignite, Elizabeth Ryann; Walker, Brittany; Martin, Jasmine Maria; Mikschl, Amanda Kristen; Pryor, Christine Elizabeth;
    Date:2017
    Over the past century, the use of episiotomies during childbirth have been common. Recently, practitioners began questioning whether the use of episiotomies caused more negative patient outcomes than allowing a laboring ...
  • How low do you go: cardiac hypothermia following cardiac arrest 

    Contributor:Jones, Kimberly; Gillespie, Elizabeth; Huynh, Kim; Spaak, Amanda;
    Date:2017
    Aim: To determine whether the use of a hypothermia treatment protocol at 32°C to 34°C versus increasing the temperature to 36°C affects mortality in patients who initially survive cardiac arrest. Background: In the United ...
  • Evaluation of BellS3 temperature prediction model for asphalt pavement design 

    Contributor:Millemon, Ronald; Islam, M.R.; Mincic, Mike;
    Date:2017
    The design of flexible pavement is largely dependent on temperature of pavement as the mechanical properties of asphalt is very sensitive to temperature change; consider the asphalt surface in a winter morning versus in a ...
  • Maggot debridement therapy 

    Contributor:Ruch, Leah; Bohannan, Christine; Ang, Cher Li;
    Date:2017
    PICOT: In diabetic adults (P) with wounds lasting greater than three months, does maggot debridement therapy (I) verses surgical debridement © lead to better wound healing (O) over a year (T)? Aim: The aim of research was ...
  • Effect of adding alternative methods of ethics instruction to baccalaureate nursing programs 

    Contributor:Metz, Daniel J.;
    Date Submitted:2016 Fall
    The purpose of this study was to determine whether additional focused ethical case studies and a roundtable discussion would increase baccalaureate nursing students' moral competency over the traditional methods of nursing ...
  • Characterization and applications of electrically-conductive filament in 3D printing 

    Contributor:Desai, Pratik D.;
    Date Submitted:2016 Fall
    Three dimensional printing (3D printing) a form of rapid prototyping has been conceived by Charles W. Hull in 1986. As design patents pertaining to expensive commercial 3D printers expire, more affordable 3D printers are ...
  • Hydroelectric power generation and distribution planning under supply uncertainty 

    Contributor:Joshi, Govind R.;
    Date Submitted:2016 Fall
    Hydroelectric power system is a renewable energy type that generates electrical energy from water flow. An integrated hydroelectric power system may consist of water storage dams and run-of-river (ROR) hydroelectric power ...
  • ISBARR communication workshop and its effect on novice baccalaureate nursing students' self-confidence 

    Contributor:Edwards, Katie Joanna Mae;
    Date Submitted:2016
    The purpose of the study was to determine what effect an ISBARR (Introduction Situation Background Assessment Recommendation Read back) communication workshop with role-play has on novice baccalaureate nursing students' ...
  • Effect of substance abuse lecture on baccalaureate nursing students' attitudes toward opioid-addicted patients 

    Contributor:Greenwood, Denise;
    Date Submitted:2016
    The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a substance abuse lecture on baccalaureate nursing students’ attitudes toward opioid-addicted patients seeking pain relief. The study used a quasi-experimental design ...
  • Examination of baccalaureate nursing students' readiness for practice 

    Contributor:Brown, Heather Dawn;
    Date Submitted:2016
    The purpose of this replication study was to examine baccalaureate nursing students’ readiness for practice as a registered nurse. A convenience sample of 26 seniors at a local southern Colorado university was chosen to ...
  • Explorations of LGBTQ-related content in Colorado associate and baccalaureate-level professional nursing education 

    Contributor:Ungstad, Stefanie Joan;
    Date Submitted:2016
    Providing culturally competent care to the LGBTQ population is a requirement of ethical professional nursing care and nursing schools are mandated to prepare their students for this expectation. This study explored the ...
  • Wheel imbalance effect on the output of wheel impact load detector system (WILD) 

    Contributor:Elsaleiby, Aber Ahmed Said;
    Date Submitted:2014
    The current research studies the effect of imbalance on readings taken by Wheel Impact Load Detectors (WILD) system that can totally change the status of the wheels from being alertable or condemnable to a reduced alert ...

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