Educational in-service on providing evidence based care for patients with multiple sclerosis

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Sklarenko, Jeanine M. M.
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health Sciences
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system (Cowan et al., 2020). Alberta is known to have one of the highest rates of MS in the world; 340 out of every 100,000 people are diagnosed with this disease (Government of Alberta, 2013). Individuals with MS are commonly hospitalized due to complications of their disease. Alberta nurses can anticipate providing care to hospitalized MS patients in the years to come. The purpose of this project is to facilitate knowledge translation by presenting current MS research and evidence-based material to frontline nurses on two acute care units at Chinook Regional Hospital (CRH) in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada through educational in-services. The goal of this project is to develop an education session for frontline nurses to increase awareness and knowledge about MS and to improve outcomes for MS patients when admitted to hospital.
multiple sclerosis , evidence-based care , multiple sclerosis patients , hospitalized MS patients , educational in-service , hospital nurses , frontline nurses