Clinical Practice Committee Project

Clinical Practice Committee Projects


The Clinical Practice Committee has ongoing projects which are aimed at improving the clinical practice of APGNN members. One of our current projects is developing e-learning modules for nurses and nurse practitioner on specific GI diseases. Currently we are working on a basic liver disease learning module. Previously completed learning modules are available in the members section for CE and include 2 inflammatory bowel disease modules, a reflux and a constipation module. The committee welcomes all members to get involved to expand our clinical expertise and accomplish the tasks in a timely manner.

Over the years, several phone triages for nurses to use with patients/families have been created. We try to add 1-2 additional triages each year, as appropriate. Should you have suggestions for future phone triages, please share them.

Another ongoing project for the committee is encouraging members to submit clinical vignettes. Clinical vignettes are the reporting of interesting cases that have a lesson to be learned. It could be an unusual presentation of a common disease or a case that suggests a different diagnostic strategy or demonstrates a more cost effective approach to management. These clinical vignettes are presented in two arenas, the annual APGNN meeting and the newsletter. Along with NASPGHAN, committee members evaluate and select clinical vignette abstracts to be presented in poster form at the APGNN annual meeting. Starting in 2015, all abstracts were submitted through the NAPSGHAN website.  APGNN publishes a quarterly newsletter; the committee actively encourages members to write a column for the newsletter with practice related items.

 Please contact the Clinical Practice Committee Chairperson, Donna Garner at