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Journal for Nurses in Professional Development:
doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000037
Article

Enhancing Nurses’ Knowledge Regarding the Complex Care of Hospitalized Patients on Insulin

Wakefield, Peggy L. MD, FAAP; Wilson, Melissa A. MD, FACE

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Abstract

A randomized controlled study assessed a self-paced, online educational course addressing the complex nursing care of hospitalized patients on basal–bolus insulin. Interactive quizzes and scenarios were used to reinforce learning. Knowledge in the intervention group increased significantly and was retained 3-months postintervention. Nursing professional development educators will find this article useful regarding methods for annual competency evaluation and for increasing staff’s knowledge as part of a system approach for safely caring for patients with diabetes.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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