DM Series Session I: Diabetes Update
The aim of this educational activity is to review the most UpToDate therapeutic options for diabetes control with UPMC Health Plan clinical staff.
RNs / SW / Health Coaches / Paramedics / EMTs
1. Describe skills to identify patients who would benefit from diabetes technology (CGM, insulin pump)
2. Explain ways to access subspecialist(endocrinologist) by video-visits and e-consults
3. Discuss improvement of diabetes control and outcomes by utilizing new agents (sglt2i and Glp1ra)
Program begins at 9:00am and ends at 10:00am. Total Education = 1 Hour
9:00 to 9:20am
Review of skills that identify patients who would best benefit from diabetes technology (CGM, insulin pump)
Esra French MD
9:20 to 9:40am
Review and discuss strategies to access subspecialist(endocrinologist) by video-visits and e-consults
Esra French MD
9:40 to 10:00am
Discuss the utilization of new agents (sglt2i and Glp1ra) and how they improve diabetes control and outcomes
Esra French MD
Esra French, MD, MBA
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at UPMC Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology
Esra French, MD, MBA is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at UPMC Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology. As Clinical Chief of Endocrinology, she organizes multidisciplinary teams with physicians, physician assistants, diabetes educators and nurses to improve access to diabetes care in Western PA. She partners with health plan and develop diabetes population health strategies like e-consults to improve diabetes outcomes
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
CCM CE will be provided: 1 CE - CCM COA will be sent via email from UPMC Health Plan nurse planner approximately 6-8 weeks following the live date of the course.
This activity is eligible for endorsed credit for UPMC Health Plan EMTs and Paramedics. Complete ETHOS course work, obtain the attendance certificate, and submit to EMS governing body for 1 CE credit(s).
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit(s).
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
NOTE: Paramedic/EMT CE is approved for any activity in which ANCC (nursing CE) is approved. This is per Heather Bogdon and Christie Hempfling
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.00 ASWB
- 1.00 Attendance