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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/253884
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Smart Patients
Author(s):
Kleefisch, Kathleen; Dorman, Joan; Gyurko, Charlene C.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Mu Omega
Author Details:
Kathleen Kleefisch, DNP, FNP-BC, kleefisc@purduecal.edu; Joan Dorman, RN, MS; Charlene C. Gyurko, PhD, RN, CNE
Abstract:

Poster presented on Saturday, September 22, 2012

SMART PATIENT ABSTRACT:

Purpose:

The officers of the Sigma Theta Tau, Mu Omega Chapter, take their mission and work seriously. They seek to provide leadership that will make a genuine difference in the community. The officers and members of Mu Omega designed and implemented a free, community outreach program called, “The Smart Patient”, which took place on April 4, 2012 at  Purdue University Calumet (PUC). The purpose of the program was to provide an opportunity for the public to become aware of resources that are available and to become ‘smart patients’.

Background:

The Institute of Medicine’s report Future of Nursing in 2011, calls upon nurses to lead the healthcare change. Members of Mu Omega understand that there is no time like the present to provide the public with evidence-based healthcare guided by Adult Learning Theory.

Description of the Project:

Attendees obtained helpful information about managing medications, preventing infections, cancer care, wound care, hospice, veteran’s affairs, organ donation, heart attacks, strokes and more. Health care specialists representing various areas of expertise were present to answer questions. In addition to providing evidence-based healthcare information, attendees were able to take advantage of blood sugar and blood pressure screenings, as well as obtain wellness-related insight about diet and exercise.

Outcome:

Our goal was to increase the public’s knowledge of evidence-based healthcare with a personal touch. Research findings indicate that innovative educational programs tailored to the learning needs of the public contribute to better informed decision-making.

Conclusions:

The end of program evaluations completed by the attendees demonstrated that the “Smart Patient’ program was well received and that information presented was useful. Although this program was small and thus generalizations are not possible, it contains compelling information that speaks to how important evidence based healthcare information is to the public.

Keywords:
adult learning theory; community outreach program; evidence-based healthcare
Repository Posting Date:
29-Nov-2012
Date of Publication:
29-Nov-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
Leadership Forum 2012
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSmart Patientsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKleefisch, Kathleenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDorman, Joanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGyurko, Charlene C.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentMu Omegaen_GB
dc.author.detailsKathleen Kleefisch, DNP, FNP-BC, kleefisc@purduecal.edu; Joan Dorman, RN, MS; Charlene C. Gyurko, PhD, RN, CNEen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/253884-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Saturday, September 22, 2012</p> SMART PATIENT ABSTRACT: <p><b>Purpose: </b><p>The officers of the Sigma Theta Tau, Mu Omega Chapter, take their mission and work seriously. They seek to provide leadership that will make a genuine difference in the community. The officers and members of Mu Omega designed and implemented a free, community outreach program called, &ldquo;The Smart Patient&rdquo;, which took place on April 4, 2012 at&nbsp; Purdue University Calumet (PUC). The purpose of the program was to provide an opportunity for the public to become aware of resources that are available and to become &lsquo;smart patients&rsquo;.<b></b><p><b>Background:</b><p>The Institute of Medicine&rsquo;s report Future of Nursing in 2011, calls upon nurses to lead the healthcare change. Members of Mu Omega understand that there is no time like the present to provide the public with evidence-based healthcare guided by Adult Learning Theory. <p><b>Description of the Project: </b><p>Attendees obtained helpful information about managing medications, preventing infections, cancer care, wound care, hospice, veteran&rsquo;s affairs, organ donation, heart attacks, strokes and more. Health care specialists representing various areas of expertise were present to answer questions. In addition to providing evidence-based healthcare information, attendees were able to take advantage of blood sugar and blood pressure screenings, as well as obtain wellness-related insight about diet and exercise.<b></b><p><b>Outcome:</b><p>Our goal was to increase the public&rsquo;s knowledge of evidence-based healthcare with a personal touch. Research findings indicate that innovative educational programs tailored to the learning needs of the public contribute to better informed decision-making. <p><b>Conclusions:</b><p>The end of program evaluations completed by the attendees demonstrated that the &ldquo;Smart Patient&rsquo; program was well received and that information presented was useful. Although this program was small and thus generalizations are not possible, it contains compelling information that speaks to how important evidence based healthcare information is to the public.en_GB
dc.subjectadult learning theoryen_GB
dc.subjectcommunity outreach programen_GB
dc.subjectevidence-based healthcareen_GB
dc.date.available2012-11-29T13:39:16Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-29-
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T13:39:16Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.nameLeadership Forum 2012en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionLeadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_GB
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