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!

For additional provider and patient resources available in English and Spanish please visit the EPICC DSME page.

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Upcoming Diabetes Webinar Event - November 21, 2018

Title: Diabetes in the Schools: Student Rights
Presenters: BettySue Hinkson, MSN, RN, NCSN

Bio:

Elizabeth Hinkson has a Master of Science in Nursing Informatics degree, and has worked in public health since 2000.  She also taught nursing to LPN students. Elizabeth has experience working as a school nurse for 16 years where there were many opportunities to teach staff about how to care for students with chronic and acute health conditions.

 While working as a school nurse in Alpine District she developed training for lay staff caring for students with diabetes.  This training was a seven-part series of presentations which included diabetes 101, nutrition, hypo and hyperglycemia, blood glucose monitoring, insulin administration, insulin pumps, and glucagon administration.  There was also hands-on training with insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring systems, and glucometers.

 She currently works at the Utah Department of Health in the EPICC program as the state school nurse consultant for the state of Utah.

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Upcoming Webinars

Date Registering Soon! Speaker
Jan 2019 Diabetes Related Hearing Loss Kathy Dowd
Feb 2019 Oral Health Lauren Neufeld
March 2019 Cultural Awareness in Diabetes Education Edwin Espinel
April 2019 Bariatric Surgery and Diabetes Rod McKinlay
May 2019 Diabetes Medication and Insulin Updates Jim Chamberlain

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.