Wednesday, July 11, 2007: 1:15 PM-2:45 PM
Developing an interdisciplinary evidence-based tool to provide best care to the adult type 2 diabetic population.
Learning Objective #1: The learner will be exposed to and use the process of dialogue and inquiry in order to explore the intricacies of interdisciplinary care.
Learning Objective #2: The learner will have a meaningful conversation and deeper understanding of a framework and tools necessary to provide standardized best care practices.
Today’s health care provider must provide safe “best” patient care that looks at all facets of a person’s condition; physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual. The care must be integrated with all healthcare disciplines, including the patient, family and/or caregiver. Current documentation tools force healthcare providers to evaluate and provide care to patients in a “silo” approach. Each discipline looks at their own perspective of the patient and his or her care. As a result, healthcare providers do not build off one another’s expertise and knowledge. Through the use of a supportive professional practice framework consisting of evidence-based interdisciplinary clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) combined with an integrated documentation system, the healthcare providers will be clear on the disease pathophysiology, goals of treatment, potential physiologic problems, and specific interventions based on the potential/actual problems. A mutual evaluation and education plan (developed by the patient and healthcare providers) will support the patient in the best obtainable outcome(s).
Organizer:Carol F. Robinson, MS, APRN, BC-PCM
Presenters:Connie Kohler, RD, CDE, CNSD
Meschelle R. Whitaker, LPT