Clinical Leadership in the Community: Active Steps for Diabetes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/253901
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Clinical Leadership in the Community: Active Steps for Diabetes
Author(s):
Hager, Kathy; Pariser, Gina; Gillette, Patricia D.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Psi
Author Details:
Kathy Hager, DNP, MSN, BSN, khager@bellarmine.edu; Gina Pariser, PT, PhD; Patricia D. Gillette, PT, PhD, GCS
Abstract:

Poster presented on Friday, September 21, 2012, Thursday, September 20, 2012

Involving students in inter-professional service learning practice areas can provide opportunities for students to learn evidence-based practice, while also experiencing transformational leadership. Active Steps for Diabetes, a university-based partnership with a local health department and community health center, brings together nurse practitioners, physical therapists, dieticians, certified diabetes educators and students in the fields of nursing, exercise science and physical therapy. The twelve-week program, held during fall and spring semesters, is based upon Diabetes Self Management Education Guidelines. Under the guidance of a nurse practitioner / certified diabetes nurse educator, undergraduate nursing students coordinate participant education in the area of self glucose testing, pulse, blood pressure monitoring / interpretation, and medication indication / compliance. Although the course begins with skills demonstration, within two weeks, the participants are self-monitoring, interpreting results and relating implications of results. Simultaneously, led by a physical therapist and coordinated by physical therapy students, participants are evaluated for mobility disabilities, and engage in 40 minutes of exercise individualized to their capabilities and limitations. Although nursing and physical therapy practitioners are responsible for the oversight of discipline-specific care, the boundaries of the two fields blend, with the students working together toward goals, and learning both laterally and vertically. A 30-minute conversation about standard diabetes topics follows the sessions on vital signs, blood glucose monitoring, and the exercise session. As the program has evolved and extended return invitations to participants (promoting sustainability), it has encouraged the returners to record their vitals, exercise and participate in discussions on the standard topics. As the nurse practitioner and physical therapist have led the student groups, they have also observed student leaders emerge. Diabetes has worldwide relevance; the World Health Organization estimates that diabetes prevalence for all age groups will be 4.4% in the year 2030.
Keywords:
diabetes self management education; interprofessional; transformational clinical leadership
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

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleClinical Leadership in the Community: Active Steps for Diabetesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHager, Kathyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPariser, Ginaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGillette, Patricia D.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Psien_GB
dc.author.detailsKathy Hager, DNP, MSN, BSN, khager@bellarmine.edu; Gina Pariser, PT, PhD; Patricia D. Gillette, PT, PhD, GCSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/253901-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Friday, September 21, 2012, Thursday, September 20, 2012</p> Involving students in inter-professional service learning practice areas can provide opportunities for students to learn evidence-based practice, while also experiencing transformational leadership. Active Steps for Diabetes, a university-based partnership with a local health department and community health center, brings together nurse practitioners, physical therapists, dieticians, certified diabetes educators and students in the fields of nursing, exercise science and physical therapy. The twelve-week program, held during fall and spring semesters, is based upon Diabetes Self Management Education Guidelines. Under the guidance of a nurse practitioner / certified diabetes nurse educator, undergraduate nursing students coordinate participant education in the area of self glucose testing, pulse, blood pressure monitoring / interpretation, and medication indication / compliance. Although the course begins with skills demonstration, within two weeks, the participants are self-monitoring, interpreting results and relating implications of results. Simultaneously, led by a physical therapist and coordinated by physical therapy students, participants are evaluated for mobility disabilities, and engage in 40 minutes of exercise individualized to their capabilities and limitations. Although nursing and physical therapy practitioners are responsible for the oversight of discipline-specific care, the boundaries of the two fields blend, with the students working together toward goals, and learning both laterally and vertically. A 30-minute conversation about standard diabetes topics follows the sessions on vital signs, blood glucose monitoring, and the exercise session. As the program has evolved and extended return invitations to participants (promoting sustainability), it has encouraged the returners to record their vitals, exercise and participate in discussions on the standard topics. As the nurse practitioner and physical therapist have led the student groups, they have also observed student leaders emerge. Diabetes has worldwide relevance; the World Health Organization estimates that diabetes prevalence for all age groups will be 4.4% in the year 2030.en_GB
dc.subjectdiabetes self management educationen_GB
dc.subjectinterprofessionalen_GB
dc.subjecttransformational clinical leadershipen_GB
dc.date.available2012-11-29T13:39:28Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-29-
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T13:39:28Z-
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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