Diabetes Webinar Series

The EPICC Program offers a FREE monthly Diabetes Webinar Series that provides continuing education for professionals at no cost. The webinar is held on the third Wednesday of each month from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, and is conducted using Adobe Connect. The purpose of this webinar series is to keep healthcare professionals up to date on the latest information in diabetes care and education.

Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)

The Utah Department of health is committed to being a valuable supporter and resource for all healthcare providers in the state of Utah and across the nation. The continuing education credits offered through this webinar series are among the approved credits necessary to acquire and maintain national accreditation as a DSME provider. The series provides 11 of the 15 required CEUs, annually. Are you putting your continuing education to good use? Are you interested in receiving a scholarship to become an accredited DSME provider? Would you like more information on the ins and outs of DSME? Download and explore the Utah DSME Toolkit to learn more!

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Upcoming Diabetes Webinar Event

Title: The Power of "Me Too": An Analysis of Peer Health in the Diabetes Online Community
Presenter:  Michelle Litchman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP

Bio: 
Michelle Litchman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and Family Nurse Practitioner at the Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center. She received a predoctoral fellowship from the Noorda Family Foundation/University of Utah John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence and the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence. Dr. Litchman is currently a Vice President’s Clinical and Translational Scholar at the University of Utah. Her program of research is focused on how individuals manage their diabetes in the context of technology and peer health support. The technology she examines includes social media, mobile apps, real-time continuous glucose monitoring, insulin pumps, and medical device hacking. She has used Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and online communities as sources for both data analysis and recruitment. Dr. Litchman has received accolades for her leadership, clinical practice, and service; and serves on the research committee for the American Association of Diabetes Educators and American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Further, Dr. Litchman has been an invited media contributor, special guest tweet chat host, and international speaker on various topics in diabetes care.

 

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Upcoming Webinars

Date Registering Soon! Speaker
Jan Diabetic Skin Conditions & Care Nicole Behrmann
Feb Peer Health & Support to Improve Diabetes Self-Management Michelle Litchman
March Insulin Updates Debra Simmons
April SGLT-2 Inhibitors in Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease Amnon Schlegel
May Undiagnosed Hypertension Jim Schultz
June Medication Resources for Low Income Diabetic and Hypertensive Patients Victoria Tolentino

Continuing Education

Continuing education units are available for nurses (1.5 hours), dietitians (1 hour), Pharmacists (1 hour) and a general certificate of participation (1 hour) can be provided for all other groups (e.g. CHES).

Registered Nurses

The Utah Department of Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Utah Nurses Association/Western Multi-State Division. This educational program will provide 1.5 contact hours of continuing education credit. Provider code P14-03. RN's must take the pre-test and the post-test, receiving 80% or greater on the post test to receive a certificate.

Registered Dietitians 

The Utah Department of Health is a Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) can receive 1.0 continuing professional education units for completion of this program. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.

Registered Pharmacists 

The Utah Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing education credit.(0.1CEU's) 
ACPE Universal Program Number: 0119-0000-17-001-L01-P
Effective Dates: 1/20/16 - 1/20/19