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Thursday, August 22, 2013

PLS: A Roadmap for Diabetes Self-Management
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Date(s): August 22, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM  EST - 2:00 PM  EST
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Organization Details
Organization: Visiting Nurse Associations of America
Contact Name: Lauren Chandler Obermeier
Contact Phone: (202) 384-1423
Contact Email: [email protected]

Diabetes Facts:

  • In 2010, about 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people aged 20 years or older.
  • If current trends continue, 1 of 3 U.S. adults will have diabetes by 2050.
  • Among adults, diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness, kidney failure, and amputations of feet and legs not related to accidents or injury.
  • Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death listed on U.S. death certificates in 2007.
  • A person with diabetes has a shorter life expectancy and about twice the risk of dying on any given day as a person of similar age without diabetes.

Diabetes can impact falls, wound healing and hospitalization. Left unmanaged, diabetes will adversely affect major body system leading to decreased quality of life, increased morbidity and mortality, and increased hospitalization. A key to diabetes education is the ability to facilitate self-management skills to patients and caregivers. Implementation of current evidenced-based standards in clinical practice will support independence in patient self-care management, adoption of behavioral changes, improved quality of life, and decrease morbidity and mortality and associated cost. 
Learn from Certified Diabetes Educator and Clinical Procedure Manual contributing author, Arlene Chabanuk, MSN, RN, CDE to bring current diabetes management, knowledge and skills to your organization. Join VNAA Thursday, August 22 for this up- to-date Webinar covering diabetes management in home care. Through this this Webinar, registrants will be able to improve their clinical practice through increasing their knowledge of evidenced-based Diabetes self-care management and applying these new skills to their home health practice. 
After completing this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the impact of national priorities, process and outcome measurement on promoting and monitoring diabetes self-care management;
  • Identify the critical components of evidenced-based assessment of the patient with diabetes (PWD); and
  • Explore a patient-centered approach in establishing and implementing a diabetes self-management plan of care.


The registration fee is $75.00 for VNAA Members and $150.00 for the general public. For each line, you may invite up to nine additional staff to participate in the call.

  • When: Thursday, August 22, 2013
  • Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT (10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PDT)

This activity has been submitted to Maryland Nurses Association for approval to award 1.0 contact hours.


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