Thursday, 20 July 2006: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Evidence-Based Practice for Children with Diabetes
Learning Objective #1: At the completion of this symposium the learner will be able to list issues related to developing evidence based practice guidelines.
Learning Objective #2: At the completion of this symposium the learner will be able to describe the outcomes of evidence based practice guidlines for children with diabetes
Changes in the management, technology and typology of diabetes have required the development of a number of evidence based specialized programs to address the needs of various populations of children with diabetes. A team of 12 nurse practitioners, 3 clinical social workers and 3 clinical nutritionists follow over 2000 children with diabetes at this large urban pediatric diabetes center. The three presentations in this session will describe an interdisciplinary team effort to develop and implement evidence-based clinical guidelines for 3 comorbidities/complications pediatric diabetes. Clinical guidelines and educational and supporting materials will be described. The challenges of developing and integrating practice guidelines that are multidisciplinary and evidence based will be discussed. Finally, strategies for integrating clinical research and program evaluation into clinical practice will be presented.
Organizer:Kathryn Murphy, RN, PhD
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