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Diabetes continues to be a major health concern affecting millions of people across our nation and the world. The Center for Disease Control reported that from 1980-2007, the number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes tripled, from 5.6 -17.4 million. In that same period of time, the number of hospital discharges with diabetes as any-listed diagnosis more than doubled from 2.2-5.2 million. In this series, you will have the opportunity to learn from a national expert in the field who is caring for patients with diabetes every day as a Diabetes Nurse Practitioner and Certified Diabetes Educator. In the first session, we will explore best practices and nursing care challenges in the acute care setting. In the second part, the focus will be on how we can ease the transition of patients from admission to acute care to a safe discharge. Medication reconciliation and communication to the next provider are key elements of a smooth transition. This session will involve a discussion of strategies to provide the right information, self management education and follow up plan.


Session Dates/Times


Session 1: Challenges in Acute Care
June 16, 2010, 12 noon - 1:00pm (central time)

Session 2: From Inpatient to Outpatient: Easing the Transition
June 30, 2010, 12 noon - 1:00pm (central time)

Presenter:

Jane Jeffrie Seley, MPH, MSN, GNP-C, BC-ADM, CDE

Jane is a Diabetes Nurse Practitioner and Certified Diabetes Educator at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. She is a contributing editor and column coordinator of the Diabetes Under Control Column in the American Journal of Nursing. Jane serves on the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions Planning Committee and is the liaison for the Professional Section Council on Education. She is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators Professional Practice Committee and is chair of the Inpatient Diabetes Speciality Practice Group.


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