Improving Outcomes in Diabetes Mellitus

Course #DIA07142014

Total Course Available CE Credits: 8.75 (all modules)

Course Director:

Arlene J. Chabanuk, MSN, RN, CDE, HCS-D
Performance Improvement Coordinator
Home Care and Hospice
Crozer Keystone Health System
Drexel Hill, Pa

Description: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic disease that affects approximately 1 in 12 Americans and causes substantial illness and disability, resulting in high medical costs. This course, over five modules, will detail the prevalence of diabetes and its risk factors, as well as describe its diagnosis and assessment, and then its treatment and management. Next, it will explore the case manager’s role in diabetes care: coordinating patient care in a variety of settings; contributing to the transdisciplinary diabetes care team; promoting patient self-management skills; advocating for the needs of diabetes patients; and supporting organizational goals related to diabetes care.

Business goals: Completing the course will help your organization:
» Increase assessment and prevention strategies by 40 percent
» Decrease inpatient hospitalization for diabetes-related complications by 25 percent
» Reduce diabetes-related readmissions by 35 percent

Course Modules

Module A: Prevalence and Pathophysiology of Diabetes Mellitus

Module B: Diagnosis and Assessment of Diabetes Mellitus

Module C: Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus

Module D: Pharmaceutical Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus

Module E: The Case Manager’s Role in Diabetes Care