This session will be presented as a live webinar Sept. 7, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. CT.
It will be recorded and available on demand.
It is also available for a reduced cost as part of the Best Nursing Practices Webinar Series
Diabetes is highly prevalent in long-term care which is complicated by multi-morbidity, existing complications, disability, and dependency on caregivers. In addition, the presence of geriatric syndromes, including frailty and cognitive impairment, present additional challenges. Individualization of care based on complexity, prognosis, and preferences form the basis of diabetes management. Patients experience transitions of care, hypoglycemia, decline in condition, cardiovascular complications, and are prone to adverse drug events. Facility challenges include varying staff competencies, practitioner preferences, inconsistent interdisciplinary communication, overly complex medication regimens, and poorly implemented transitions of care.
After this webinar, the attendee will be able to:
- Understand the challenges of diabetes management in post-acute and long-term care.
- Develop a systematic approach to pharmacotherapy and individualized treatment regimens.
- Identify strategies to minimize the risk and consequences associated with hypoglycemia.
Appropriate for administrators, owners, directors, infection preventionists, directors of nursing, and nurses in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities.
Naushira Pandya, Professor and chair, Department of Geriatrics, Project Director, Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, Nova Southeastern University, Kiran Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
One hour of continuing education is available. Please defer to your licensing board or agency to ensure courses taken meet your license requirements.
Members: $55 for individual webinar; $230 (15% off) for entire five-part webinar series
Non-members: $110 for individual webinar; $460 (15% off) for entire five-part webinar series