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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164047
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
DiabetesààHow Sweet It Is!!
Author(s):
Pollom, Robyn; Borkes, Janel
Author Details:
Robyn Pollom, RN, MSN, CS, Community Health Network, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Janel Borkes, RN, MSN
Abstract:
Diabetes is the fastest growing disease in the United States and affects nearly 17 million people. In the past 10 years, the number of people with diabetes has increased by 80 percent. The ADA estimates that a million people will be diagnosed every year. With this diabetes "explosion" has come a vast array of new medicines, new glucose testing technology, and new Standards of Care for diabetes. It has become more difficult for health care providers to keep up with the plethora of information and changes regarding best practice for patients with diabetes. A multidisciplinary committee determined that there was a considerable amount of variation and lack of knowledge existed across all disciplines that negatively impacted the quality of patient care. This resulted in increased costs, extended length of stay, increased post-operative infections, medication errors and poor patient outcomes. Eight multidisciplinary work groups were identified to develop and plan improvement processes. The goal was to standardize care, education and reduce variation and improve outcomes. All initiatives were evidence-based and represent current clinical practice guidelines. Educational initiatives through multiple formats were developed to increase targeted discipline's knowledge regarding medications, dietary changes, physician order sets and to revise policy and procedures regarding the care of the patient with diabetes. Check-steps have been identified to ensure learning has occurred as well as process changes implemented. Data will be collected regarding length of stay, readmit rate, financial and medication errors to ensure quality improvement outcome targets are met.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDiabetesààHow Sweet It Is!!en_GB
dc.contributor.authorPollom, Robynen_US
dc.contributor.authorBorkes, Janelen_US
dc.author.detailsRobyn Pollom, RN, MSN, CS, Community Health Network, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Janel Borkes, RN, MSNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164047-
dc.description.abstractDiabetes is the fastest growing disease in the United States and affects nearly 17 million people. In the past 10 years, the number of people with diabetes has increased by 80 percent. The ADA estimates that a million people will be diagnosed every year. With this diabetes "explosion" has come a vast array of new medicines, new glucose testing technology, and new Standards of Care for diabetes. It has become more difficult for health care providers to keep up with the plethora of information and changes regarding best practice for patients with diabetes. A multidisciplinary committee determined that there was a considerable amount of variation and lack of knowledge existed across all disciplines that negatively impacted the quality of patient care. This resulted in increased costs, extended length of stay, increased post-operative infections, medication errors and poor patient outcomes. Eight multidisciplinary work groups were identified to develop and plan improvement processes. The goal was to standardize care, education and reduce variation and improve outcomes. All initiatives were evidence-based and represent current clinical practice guidelines. Educational initiatives through multiple formats were developed to increase targeted discipline's knowledge regarding medications, dietary changes, physician order sets and to revise policy and procedures regarding the care of the patient with diabetes. Check-steps have been identified to ensure learning has occurred as well as process changes implemented. Data will be collected regarding length of stay, readmit rate, financial and medication errors to ensure quality improvement outcome targets are met.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:41:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:41:00Z-
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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