Event Title

Celiac Disease: Enhancing Educational Support for Gastroenterology Providers in the Adult Celiac Population

Location

Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

Start Date

8-11-2017 2:15 PM

End Date

8-11-2017 3:15 PM

Description

Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disease that affects 1 in 133 persons or about 1% or the world population (Smith and Goodfellow, 2011). Approximately 3 million individuals in the United States have CD and are required to eat a gluten-free diet (GFD) to prevent severe health issues. Poor dietary management of CD and lack of comprehensive care can lead to increased significant health conditions including cancer, bone and blood diseases, mental health issues, and infertility. Celiac patients require specific health surveillance and health promotion activities that must be initiated by their provider during routine celiac follow-up visits. This project focuses on provider knowledge and use of current complex guidelines to direct the care. Formatting of established guidelines into a web–based program is proposed as a way to better distribute those guidelines. The purpose of this DNP project is to improve awareness, education, and management support for providers of adult patients with CD. A research study will evaluate ease of use following development of the Celiac- Provider Education Guideline Support (Celiac- PEGS) web-based program. This program would give providers the added information and confidence needed to direct care of patients with CD successfully. Modules will be organized to address specific care concerns following diagnosis and at interval visits. I anticipate the development of three modules (initial diagnosis, 3-6 month follow-up, and one year or annual visit). These modules will cover objectives for each of the visits including anticipated diet education needs, laboratory/diagnostic testing, medication management (including vitamins and minerals), and screening/health promotion activities (including vaccination recommendations). This program once initiated would provide a user-friendly format that will support providers who manage the care of patients with CD. Hopefully, the program will enhance patient education, decrease complications related to gluten exposure, improve patient outcomes, and ultimately improve patient quality-of-life.

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Celiac Disease: Enhancing Educational Support for Gastroenterology Providers in the Adult Celiac Population

Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disease that affects 1 in 133 persons or about 1% or the world population (Smith and Goodfellow, 2011). Approximately 3 million individuals in the United States have CD and are required to eat a gluten-free diet (GFD) to prevent severe health issues. Poor dietary management of CD and lack of comprehensive care can lead to increased significant health conditions including cancer, bone and blood diseases, mental health issues, and infertility. Celiac patients require specific health surveillance and health promotion activities that must be initiated by their provider during routine celiac follow-up visits. This project focuses on provider knowledge and use of current complex guidelines to direct the care. Formatting of established guidelines into a web–based program is proposed as a way to better distribute those guidelines. The purpose of this DNP project is to improve awareness, education, and management support for providers of adult patients with CD. A research study will evaluate ease of use following development of the Celiac- Provider Education Guideline Support (Celiac- PEGS) web-based program. This program would give providers the added information and confidence needed to direct care of patients with CD successfully. Modules will be organized to address specific care concerns following diagnosis and at interval visits. I anticipate the development of three modules (initial diagnosis, 3-6 month follow-up, and one year or annual visit). These modules will cover objectives for each of the visits including anticipated diet education needs, laboratory/diagnostic testing, medication management (including vitamins and minerals), and screening/health promotion activities (including vaccination recommendations). This program once initiated would provide a user-friendly format that will support providers who manage the care of patients with CD. Hopefully, the program will enhance patient education, decrease complications related to gluten exposure, improve patient outcomes, and ultimately improve patient quality-of-life.