Diabetes Webinar Series
The EPICC Program offers a FREE monthly continuing diabetes education series for professionals on the third Wednesday of each month from Noon to 1pm. Participation is available through GoToTraining. The purpose of the series is to keep healthcare professionals up to date on the latest information in diabetes care and education..
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Next Diabetes Webinar Event
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
12:00 (noon)- 1:00 pm
Prevention of Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Lower Extremity Amputation
Speaker: Dr Stults
· Recognize the high incidence and prevalence of foot ulcer and lower extremity amputation in persons with diabetes.
· Understand the role of an annual comprehensive foot examination in persons with diabetes.
· Be able to use the results of the annual comprehensive foot examination to risk stratify persons with diabetes for their foot ulcer risk to guide the intensity of subsequent interventions (patient education, podiatry referral, vascular surgery referral, and footwear, to prevent diabetic foot ulcers.
· Be able to accomplish each step of the annual comprehensive foot examination according to current guidelines: accurately recognize foot deformities and pre-ulcerative cutaneous pathology; detect loss of protective sensation using the 10 gram Semmes-Weinstein monofilament and one of four additional tests – vibration perception threshold with the 128 Hz tuning fork or biothesiometer, ankle reflexes, or pin-prick sensation.
|October 15||Foot Care||Dr Barry Stults|
|November 19||Tobacco and Diabetes||UTCPP|
|January||U of U's DPP Program Update||Sheldon Smith|
|February||Oral Health||Michelle Martin|
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
CEUs are provided by The Utah Nurses Association and the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialed agency for the American Dietetic Association.
Continuing education units are available for nurses (1.5 hours), dietitians (1 hour) and a general certificate of participation (1 hour) can be provided for all other groups (e.g. CHES). You must take the pre-test and the post-test, you must receive 80% or greater on the post test to receive a certificate. CEU certificates will be emailed within two weeks of the program.