Posted on Jan 9, 2017

DNP Project Improves Limb Care for Patients with Diabetes

DNP Project Improves Limb Care for Patients with Diabetes

Roma Temblay, a recent DNP graduate, wants to improve care assessment for individuals with diabetic foot ulcers. Pulse Volume Recording (PVR) with Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) is a newly recommended assessment guidelines that has not been extensively utilized. Dr. Temblay wanted to change that and increase usage of this practice.

He began working on the DNP project in Fall of 2015 and since then, his work has shown a 50% improvement in limb losses. Dr. Temblay has been working in the field of wound care for more than 10 years, and the impact of proper assessment on health outcomes has been one of his passions. His success will lead to an expansion of this practice at other clinics.

“I also want to say that the support that I have received from my doctoral adviser, Dr. Michael, has been instrumental in my success within the program.  She has been engaged with me at every step of the process ~ even making time for conference calls on the weekend and her guidance made this project possible. She’s a great example of the kind of nurse leader I hope to be myself.”

A link to Dr. Temblay’s poster is listed below. He hopes to publish his findings in a wound care journal and provide instruction on the process for other healthcare practitioners.

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