Research Agenda

APGNN Research Agenda:  2017-2019

The mission of APGNN is to empower nurses and their colleagues to enhance the care of children and their families living with a gastrointestinal condition. The APGNN Research Committee strives to promote opportunities to conduct research and quality improvement activities within this population. We encourage active discussion and dissemination of knowledge and experience through poster and oral presentations, as well as through written publication. The committee’s work serves to support the goals of the Practice and Educational Committees.

Areas for Research and Quality Improvement

Recognize the research priorities as set forth with our associated pediatric colleagues that reflect the values of APGNN

Inflammatory Bowel Disease                                                  Functional and Motility Disorders
Liver Disorders                                                                          Pancreatic Disorders
Allergy                                                                                         Intestinal Failure
Nutritional Disorders                                                               NAPNAP
Health promotion and disease management                      Self-management of acute/chronic conditions
Mental Health for children and families                               Safety
Children/Families Dealing with Acute Health Issues          Obesity                                                        

Certified Pediatric Nutritional Professionals
Psychology Working Group

Promote quality improvement activities
Outcome and evidence-based practice                                  Nurse-led initiatives 
Safety                                                                                            Cultural sensitivity  
Staff education initiatives 

APGNN Clinical Priorities
Enhance the care provided for patients and their families within the following research areas (including but not limited to):
Gastrointestinal: acute, chronic, and infectious presentations
Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: identified by the ROME criteria
Intestinal failure
Liver disorders
Allergic disorders: Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Feeding and swallowing problems
Weight: obesity, malnutrition
Support the clinical needs of the children and their families by recognizing the role of partnering in care with (including but not limited to):
Child, Parent or caregiver
Nutritionist, Pharmacist, Mental health provider
Community providers (community therapists, school personnel)
Adult provider (Transitional care)