Date: April 5, 2016 2:00pm-3:15pm EDT
Description: This webinar will discuss systematic and evidence-based approaches to improve the diabetes management in post-acute and long term care, including the recently released position statement from American Diabetes Association and Clinical Practice Guidelines from the American Medical Directors Association.
Naushira Pandya, M.D., CMD, FACP, Professor and Chair, Department of Geriatrics Director, Geriatrics Education Center, Immediate Past president, AMDA Society for Post- Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Holly Harmon, RN, MBA, LNHA, Senior Director of Clinical Services, American Health Care Association
Review the challenges in diabetes management from the patient, facility, and practitioner perspectives.
Describe a systematic approach to pharmacotherapy, individualizing control, and monitoring of glycemia, and of diabetes care at the patient and facility level.
Provide examples of selection of treatment regimens, discontinuation of sliding scale insulin, minimization of hypoglycemia risk, and diabetes care at the end of life.