Date of Scholarly Project Submission
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Dr. Theresa Durley
Second Committee Member
Dr. Melissa Romero
Third Committee Member
Dr. Rudolph Evonich
The purpose of this project is two-fold. The first is to determine if the CALM APP use by adult men and women with atrial fibrillation (AF) will decrease anxiety. The second is to determine if decreased anxiety utilizing the CALM APP will deter admissions to the emergency department (ED) for AF in the first month post-catheter ablation of AF. The Zung SAS was used to determine the pre- and post-anxiety scores. The Seven Days of Calm (free app) was used to teach deep breathing and meditation. This study showed a moderate decrease in ED visits with use of the Calm app.
Klein, Ami, "Utilization of the Calm Apparatus to Adult Men and Women with Atrial Fibrillation to Decrease Emergency Department Visits for Atrial Fibrillation" (2022). DNP Scholarly Projects. 23.
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