Publication/Presentation Date

12-2013

Abstract

Patients with a primary or secondary diagnosis of diabetes present unique challenges during an inpatient hospital stay to treat an acute or chronic illness. Upon review of current hospital practice, an interprofessional team embarked on a performance improvement project to improve outcomes for the complex medical-surgical diabetic patient. The methods detailed herein—a comprehensive education plan, preceptorship and peer accountability, active engagement and support by the unit nursing leadership team, and interprofessional collaboration—offer strategies any organization can implement to positively impact diabetes care.

Volume

3

Issue

4

First Page

150

Last Page

157

ISSN

1062-0303

Comments

“NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Vascular Nursing. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Volume 31, Issue 4, December 2013, Pages 150–157 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvn.2013.04.004

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1062030313000599

Disciplines

Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism | Medical Education | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Perioperative, Operating Room and Surgical Nursing

PubMedID

24238097

Department(s)

Patient Care Services / Nursing

Document Type

Article