Diabetes Pilot Seeks to Help Patients Manage Care by Karen Schmidt, RN
Reducing hospitalizations and helping patients to learn how to better manage their diabetes are principal reasons Humana Inc. chose to engage with 500 of its Humana Medicare Advantage members in Texas, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin in a six-month pilot project with Pharos Innovations’ Tel-Assurance product. Humana Regional Manager Kate Marcus, RN, MS, ARNP, said results look favorable.
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CONVERSATIONS ON DIABETES
Individualizing Care and Diabetes by Joe Grace, Nurse.com
We discussed diabetes care with Katie Weinger, RN, EdD, FAADE, associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, investigator in clinical behavioral and outcomes research at Joslin Diabetes Center and director of the Center for Innovation in Diabetes Education.
On Our Radar by Nurse.com News
Follow the latest clinical and professional nursing news, including a study about diabetes risks in Latinas, as well as new products featured in the Diabetes Forecast 2014 Consumer Guide.
ASK THE EXPERTS
Ethically Speaking: To Use or Not to Use? by Jeannette Liller, RN, BSN
Many small community health clinics accept sample diabetes medications from drug representatives. The diabetes educator is tasked with making medication management recommendations to mid-level providers in the treatment of diabetes and has a duty to be aware of the implications of the use of free sample medications.
Legally Speaking: Diabetes Care and Law by Nancy J. Brent, RN, MS, JD
Recent controversy has arisen about who should administer insulin to a student or manage a school student’s insulin pump and perform glucose monitoring for students. School RNs are in the best position to fully meet the students’ complex, daily healthcare needs. Unfortunately, there is a school nurse shortage.
FEATURED CE COURSE
Taking the Right Steps for Diabetic Feet CE577 l 1.0 contact hour by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, RN, MSN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN; Edna Trepanier, RN, MSN, MBA/HCM, BS, CCRN; Catherine Ratliff, APRN-BC, PhD, CWOCN, CFCN
More than 60% of nontraumatic lower-extremity amputations are performed on patients with diabetes. This course will review the incidence, contributing factors, treatment strategies and interventions for diabetic feet.