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Healthy Living Through Environment, Policy and Improved Clinical Care (EPICC) Program

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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Back to School with Diabetes: A Balancing Act
Speaker: Catherine Sparks,MSN, RN, NCSN

Catherine Sparks came to UDOH as the Utah School Nurse Consultant in September 2012. Her rich work history in school health began over fifteen years ago when she accepted an offer to be the school clinic aide of her children’s elementary school in Alabama. ¬†Over the years she has worked as a data collector for the CDC’s School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS), as a School Public Health Nurse and a School Health Promotions Specialist for Fairfax County, ¬†gained a Nursing master’s degree with a specialty in school nursing and achieved Nationally Certified School Nurse status. Her love of school nursing is evident as she performs her consultant duties: assisting school nurses and school administration on the roles and value of the school nurse; developing and promoting quality standards for school health services; acting as liaison between educators, parents and the general public regarding the relationship between the health of a student and his or her capacity to learn; and serving as a resource expert in school nursing practice and school health programs.

Description

Objectives:
  • Participant will understand laws protecting the diabetic students from discrimination in school setting
  • Participant will learn what they can do to help prepare the student for return to school: Required school forms; when there is no school nurse; the 504 process
  • Participant will understand school management of the diabetic student: Student self-management program; training of school staff; follow-up of school provided care

Upcoming Webinars

Date Registering Soon! Speaker
September 17 Back to School with Diabetes Catherine Sparks
October 15 Foot Care Dr Barry Stults
November 19 Tobacco and Diabetes UTCPP
December No Webinar  
January U of U's DPP Program Update Sheldon Smith

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.