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An analytical tool was developed to characterize cardiac flow. The tools measure various flow parameters including the propulsive efficiency of the mitral inflow as a means of describing cardiac health, cardiac disease stages and heart failure. This work could lead to a commercializable and sophisticated cardiac diagnostic tool.
The purpose of the Chronic Illness Strategies Clinic is to empower individuals with chronic illnesses to manage their disease, prevent acute exacerbations, delay further decline and maximize quality of life. It will be designed as an adjunct to primary care services, and will provide innovative, evidence-based multi-disciplinary strategies not feasible in primary care settings today.
A simulation center has the potential to provide regional services to enhance education/practice partnerships by providing staff development and continuing education for area health care providers.
Lacritin is a natural human tear protein being developed as a new topical therapeutic to treat dry eye, microbial infections, and corneal wound healing. In conjunction with this, a team is developing an ELISA-based immunoassay to detect lacritin and variants of lacritin in human tears. They are interested in obtaining tear samples from healthy individuals as well as individuals with ocular infections or diseases.
a = tear gland / lacrimal glandb = superior lacrimal punctumc = superior lacrimal canald = tear sac / lacrimal sace = inferior lacrimal punctumf = inferior lacrimal canalg = nasolacrimal canal
A power company may provide grant money dependent upon consumer education provided by RMH, perhaps in collaboration with JMU.
The left pot is burning diesel fuel. The right is burning biodiesel fuel.
EBP promotes the collection, interpretation, and integration of valid and applicable patient-reported, clinician-observed, and research-derived evidence. Research/workshops linked to topics identified by clinical nurses include:
Researchers would use mathematical modeling to calculate functional distances between various costs for a number of patients as the difference between the billed amounts. Multidimensional scaling would then reduce the complexity of those data to a two-dimensional graphical depiction.
Result: insight into how costs accrue, and in the recognition of different patterns in different patients. Eventually this model should help predict what resources will be needed.
RMH and JMU, in collaboration with the Healthy Community Council, are providing support to a Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. The practice is busy and growing, with 3 physicians, 2 nurse practitioners and 10 other staff persons. They are currently engaged in a strategic planning process.
The center, a collaboration between physicians in the region, the RMH, and JMU faculty, will provide previously unavailable specialized services for the Shenandoah Valley region to serve patients with voice, speech and swallowing disorders
Using Emergency Department data from RMH in a constructed cartography model to determine patient flow and ultimately reduce any bottlenecks.
JMU researchers wish to collaborate with RMH by testing participants in a balance study using the Wii and Wii Fit video gaming system
JMU Scholars are available for group discussion and education:
Onsite x-ray services for JMU’s student-athletes at athletic events
Collaborative effort of JMU’s Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World and RMH Surgical services
Goal: Educate community health workers and others
Helping to inform and enlighten the greater Harrisonburg population to understand the benefits for becoming LEED certified
Focus on topics of interest to clinical nurses on units