The development of a self-directed learning module for rural emergency nurses on pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis

Wadman, Leeann (2016) The development of a self-directed learning module for rural emergency nurses on pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis. Practicum Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Background: Newfoundland and Labrador has a high incidence of type 1 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a complication of type 1 diabetes. A clinical practice guideline was developed for the treatment of pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) to standardize care in all Emergency Departments and improve patient outcomes. Rural emergency nurses are requires to maintain their competency and acquire new knowledge as stated by the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (ARNNL). Purpose: The purpose of this practicum was to develop a self-learning module for rural emergency nurses to increase their knowledge and understanding of the clinical practise guideline to assess, treat, and prevent pediatric ketoacidosis. Methods: Two methodologies were used in this practicum. A review of the literature and consultations with key stakeholders were completed. Results: The self-learning module created was composed of three units and focused on the learning needs of rural emergency nurses in the areas of assessment, treatment, and prevention of pediatric DKA. Conclusion: The goal of the practicum was to increase rural emergency nurses’ knowledge and implementation of the clinical practice guideline when assessing and treating children and families experiencing DKA to improve patient outcomes. A planned evaluation of the self-learning module will be conducted following dissemination of the module throughout the rural Emergency Departments.

Item Type: Report (Practicum Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/12104
Item ID: 12104
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references. -- Final report of the Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum -- Practicum report submitted to the School of Nursing in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Nursing.
Department(s): Nursing, School of
Date: 2016
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Emergency nursing--Study and teaching; Rural nurses--In-service training; Ketoacidosis--Nursing--Study and teaching
Medical Subject Heading: Emergency Nursing--education; Rural Nursing; Inservice Training; Diabetic Ketoacidosis--nursing

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