N819 Analysis of the role of nursing in a IBD unit

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Background: Our IBD unit (Hospital Virgen de la Victoria) currently attends more than 900 IBD patients. Since 2014, april we've been holding a nursing consultation following N-ECCO recommendations.

Developed activities:

The main objective of the study has been focused on the analysis of the activity developed by IBD nurse during its initial stage.

Methods: Descriptive and observational study of Activities of nursing consultation of our IBD unit Since 2014 April to 2016 November.

Results: There have been a total of 374 calls from 161 patients.

186 (49.7%) calls were answered by the nurse and 188 (50.3%) together with the doctor.

295 (78.9%) calls were resolved by phone, 55 (14.7%) were referred to medical consulting preferentially, 15 (4.0%) were referred to emergency room and 9 (2.4%) to other specialist.

IBD nurse has attended 25 first visits after diagnosis of the disease, 28 Blood tests monitoring of patients under treatment with azathioprine, 23 follow-up blood tests for monitoring the adverses effets of treatments, 29 health education visits of patients with biological treatments and 8 pediatric transition visits.


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