Individualizing Diabetes Care at the Bedside Symposium:
State of the Art Care in Inpatient Diabetes

 

 Individualizing Diabetes Care
Overview | Agenda | Registration



When: October 25, 2014 | 7:30am – 4:00pm
Where: Hiebert Lounge | Boston University School of Medicine | Boston, MA



Overview/General Description

Individualizing Diabetes Care at the Bedside Symposium is a Boston-area, live, one-day educational activity that seeks to improve the knowledge and competency of in-patient clinicians such as Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in the area of diabetes & hyperglycemia management (In-patient MDs can also participate).  The aim of this symposium is to provide a day-long educational opportunity for clinicians working in the hospital setting in the Boston area who are at the frontlines of managing hyperglycemia, who prioritize diabetes treatment goals and educational strategies in their everyday care of patients.

The Boston wide symposium will include a multidisciplinary group of speakers as well as interactive case-based discussions. Clinicians and symposium attendees from different institutions will work together to discuss how they might address a particular issue and identify policies or practices available at their institutions. A wide variety of topics will be addressed, some of which include care for pregnant and non-pregnant adults, teaching survival skills and managing hypoglycemia.

Based on our previous symposiums and in consideration of increasing data supporting individualizing diabetes goals for patients, we have redesigned this educational activity with a new focus: patient and situation-tailored diabetes care at the bedside.

Activity Start Date: October 25, 2014
Activity End Date: October 25, 2014


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the appropriate means for managing hyperglycemia in the hospital.
  • Explain targeted goals based on patient characteristics.
  • Identify 3 major risk factors for hypoglycemia during hospitalization
  • Apply strategies to improve the diabetes survival skill education of specific patient populations.



Target Audience:

MDs, PAs, NPs and RNs in the Boston area who work in both medical and surgical floors, as well as obstetrics and the intensive care units.


Course Director:

Lindsay M. Arnold, Pharm.D., BCPS
Cardiology & Anticoagulation Clinical Specialist
Boston Medical Center


Accreditation:

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians

This activity is accredited for AMA PRA Category Type 1 creditsTM.

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This program is provided in part by educational grants from Medtronic and Novo Nordisk.