Nursing Grand Rounds

The physical effects of eating disorders can lead to hospitalization. Janet Siwiec and Amber Kirkley will describe a protocol for nursing management and treatment of children with eating disorders.

When Mar 10, 2017
from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Where OR 2nd Floor Classroom
Contact Name
Contact Phone 984-974-7663
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In the United States over 20 million women and 10 million men struggle with an eating disorder over some portion of their life (Wade, Keski-Rahkonen, & Hudson, 2011). Children are also affected by body image issues and eating disorders. Studies show that 40-60% of girls 6-12 years old are worried about their weight or about becoming too fat (Smolak, 2011). Patients admitted for an eating disorder are frequently too medically unstable to be admitted into an eating disorder program directly and must first be stabilized on an acute patient floor. 

This presentation will describe the multidisciplinary process that was taken to develop a nursing protocol to better manage this complex patient population and demonstrate how the use of this protocol improved continuity of care, multidisciplinary teamwork, communication, and the ability of nurses to manage this psychiatric diagnosis.

  • Wade, T.D., Keski-Rahkonen A., & Hudson J. (2011). Epidemiology of eating disorders. In M. Tsuang and M. Tohen (Eds.), Textbook in Psychiatric Epidemiology (3rd ed.) (pp. 343-360). New York: Wiley. 
  • Smolak, L. (2011). Body image development in childhood. In T. Cash & L. Smolak (Eds.), Body Image: A Handbook of Science, Practice, and Prevention (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford.

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