Tailoring Nursing Assessment and Interventions to Provide Individualized Health Care
Presented by: Elizabeth L. Pestka, PMHCNS-BC, APNG
This presentation will focus on individualized health care including five overall aspects utilized by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine including pharmacogenomics, epigenetics, microbiome, clinomics, and biomarker development. Nurses in all clinical areas need to tailor care by including genetic and genomic information in their assessments and interventions and numerous examples of how this is currently being done will be part of the session. Finally, one successful interdisciplinary quality improvement project, initiated and led by nurses, will demonstrate how the use of family history information related to substance abuse can improve care for patients with chronic pain. Clinical implications include preventive interventions for more individuals, potential considerable health care cost savings, and a greater appreciation of the value of family history information by both providers and patients. This project has potential to be generalized for use with other health conditions.
Who Should Attend?
This presentation is for all professionals who want to learn more about integrating genomic assessments and interventions into nursing clinical practice. Nurses working in academic positions will be able to include the real examples in classroom discussions and nurses involved in clinical practice will be able to identify ways that genomic information is applicable in providing care to their patients.
Continuing Nursing Education Credits
This learning activity has been developed in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.
Participants successfully completing this activity will be awarded one (1) continuing nursing education contact hour.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.