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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164045
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Let's Not Overlook Overweight - the Role of the CNS in Staff and Patient Education
Author(s):
Palec, Diane; Modic, Mary Beth
Author Details:
Diane Palec, MSN, RN-BC, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Mary Beth Modic, MSN, RN-BC
Abstract:
Purpose/Objectives: To increase awareness of nursing staff about the obesity epidemic and provide nursing staff with tools for self-care and patient education. Background/Rationale: It is estimated that 62% of Americans are considered either overweight or obese. One of the objectives of Healthy People 2010 is to reduce the prevalence of obesity to less than 15%. Overweight and obesity contributes significantly to other illnesses such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke, osteoarthritis, sleep disturbances, respiratory problems and certain types of cancers. Description of the Project: The nursing staff completed a knowledge assessment about the prevalence of obesity, its implications, and nutrition facts. CNS's worked with multidisciplinary groups to provide expanded content in Patient Education classes. A patient teaching plan was designed to provide guidance in education for patients across the continuum of care. CNS's and other disciplines provided educational sessions to the nursing staff regarding physical and psychological aspects of care of obese patients. For nurses themselves, the Weight Watchers at Work program is available on-site. Outcomes: Process improvements in care include patient-oriented care tracks focused on post-surgical care following bariatric surgery, improved equipment for care of obese patients, and structured educational materials for multidisciplinary use. The Obesity patient teaching plan has been introduced to nurses in inpatient and outpatient settings. Nursing maintains an active role in the Cleveland Clinic Weight Management Program through consultation, clinical care, and education. Over 60 hospital employees have been involved in the Weight Watchers at Work program. Conclusion: The CNS, a recognized clinical expert among nursing staff, is poised to lead educational improvement programs for both patients and nursing staff to combat the burgeoning epidemic. Implications for Nursing Practice: Nurses must be conversant with strategies to address obesity in their patients and their own personal lives.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2004
Conference Name:
2004 NACNS Conference, Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century, held on March 11 to 13, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLet's Not Overlook Overweight - the Role of the CNS in Staff and Patient Educationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPalec, Dianeen_US
dc.contributor.authorModic, Mary Bethen_US
dc.author.detailsDiane Palec, MSN, RN-BC, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Mary Beth Modic, MSN, RN-BCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164045-
dc.description.abstractPurpose/Objectives: To increase awareness of nursing staff about the obesity epidemic and provide nursing staff with tools for self-care and patient education. Background/Rationale: It is estimated that 62% of Americans are considered either overweight or obese. One of the objectives of Healthy People 2010 is to reduce the prevalence of obesity to less than 15%. Overweight and obesity contributes significantly to other illnesses such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke, osteoarthritis, sleep disturbances, respiratory problems and certain types of cancers. Description of the Project: The nursing staff completed a knowledge assessment about the prevalence of obesity, its implications, and nutrition facts. CNS's worked with multidisciplinary groups to provide expanded content in Patient Education classes. A patient teaching plan was designed to provide guidance in education for patients across the continuum of care. CNS's and other disciplines provided educational sessions to the nursing staff regarding physical and psychological aspects of care of obese patients. For nurses themselves, the Weight Watchers at Work program is available on-site. Outcomes: Process improvements in care include patient-oriented care tracks focused on post-surgical care following bariatric surgery, improved equipment for care of obese patients, and structured educational materials for multidisciplinary use. The Obesity patient teaching plan has been introduced to nurses in inpatient and outpatient settings. Nursing maintains an active role in the Cleveland Clinic Weight Management Program through consultation, clinical care, and education. Over 60 hospital employees have been involved in the Weight Watchers at Work program. Conclusion: The CNS, a recognized clinical expert among nursing staff, is poised to lead educational improvement programs for both patients and nursing staff to combat the burgeoning epidemic. Implications for Nursing Practice: Nurses must be conversant with strategies to address obesity in their patients and their own personal lives.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:40:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:40:58Z-
dc.conference.date2004en_US
dc.conference.name2004 NACNS Conference, Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Centuryen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century, held on March 11 to 13, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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