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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164346
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improving Outcomes for In-Patient Diabetes Patients: A CNS Initiative
Author(s):
Holland, Cindra; Quinlin, Linda; Razor, Robin
Author Details:
Cindra Holland, APRN, BC, CNS, Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Linda Quinlin, MS, APRN, BC, CNS; Robyn Razor, MS, RN
Abstract:
Purpose: Identify system errors and implement changes in organizational structure to improve outcomes related to timing of blood glucose monitoring, administration of insulin, and meal delivery for in-patient diabetic patients at a 350-bed mid-western facility. Significance: Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) guide patient care to improve outcomes by providing leadership, clinical expertise, and valuable resources to integrate research into practice. Design/Background/Rationale: The Diabetic Steering Committee identified tighter glycemic control as a focus of hospitalized diabetic patients. Units surveyed revealed a delay of as much as 2 hours between morning glucose monitoring, administration of insulin, and meal delivery. RNs admitted to a lack of knowledge regarding the impact of this delay and requested additional education. Methods/Description: RNs collaborated to promote strategies focused on improving glycemic control for in-patient diabetic patients. A quality improvement project was implemented focused on decreasing the time of blood glucose monitoring, insulin administration, and meal delivery. Findings/Outcomes: Each unit appointed a Diabetic Resource Nurse who completed additional education in diabetes. Educational sessions were provided and a retrospective analysis was completed to identify the impact the project had on hospitalized diabetic patients. Conclusions: CNSs provide a vital role in implementing best practice to eliminate system errors in order to improve patient outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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.titleImproving Outcomes for In-Patient Diabetes Patients: A CNS Initiativeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHolland, Cindraen_US
dc.contributor.authorQuinlin, Lindaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRazor, Robinen_US
dc.author.detailsCindra Holland, APRN, BC, CNS, Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Linda Quinlin, MS, APRN, BC, CNS; Robyn Razor, MS, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164346-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Identify system errors and implement changes in organizational structure to improve outcomes related to timing of blood glucose monitoring, administration of insulin, and meal delivery for in-patient diabetic patients at a 350-bed mid-western facility. Significance: Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) guide patient care to improve outcomes by providing leadership, clinical expertise, and valuable resources to integrate research into practice. Design/Background/Rationale: The Diabetic Steering Committee identified tighter glycemic control as a focus of hospitalized diabetic patients. Units surveyed revealed a delay of as much as 2 hours between morning glucose monitoring, administration of insulin, and meal delivery. RNs admitted to a lack of knowledge regarding the impact of this delay and requested additional education. Methods/Description: RNs collaborated to promote strategies focused on improving glycemic control for in-patient diabetic patients. A quality improvement project was implemented focused on decreasing the time of blood glucose monitoring, insulin administration, and meal delivery. Findings/Outcomes: Each unit appointed a Diabetic Resource Nurse who completed additional education in diabetes. Educational sessions were provided and a retrospective analysis was completed to identify the impact the project had on hospitalized diabetic patients. Conclusions: CNSs provide a vital role in implementing best practice to eliminate system errors in order to improve patient outcomes.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:46:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:46:41Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heightsen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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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