Update your Care Plan: Diabetes

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Diabetes is often a ‘complicating factor’ for patients undergoing rehab. And, though it is often a condition that, as therapists and nurses, we think we know enough about- but are we really providing the best, updated care to our patients who have Diabetes?

That’s where ‘Update your Care Plan- Diabetes’ comes in!  This 3.5 Contact hour/0.35 CEU course provides you with:

  • The most up to date research and breakthroughs on the topic of Diabetes
  • The complications that a therapist/nurse should be aware of
  • Focused, disease-specific goal-setting
  • Interventions promoting health and functional outcomes
  • Client-based labs and case studies

This information is not a typical, dry lecture- instead, it has been adapted to include interactive labs, practical techniques, immediately applicable skills, and expert-developed clinic tools that you can use to provide to your patients and caregivers!

Handouts & Resources included in the course:

  • Diabetes Vision Assessment
  • Low Vision Tip Sheet
  • The Ultimate Guide to the Diabetic Foot
  • ABI Cheat Sheet

These clinic-tested, copyrighted tools ensure you will be able to put the education and skills you learn into IMMEDIATE practical use!

Meet your presenter!

Ruth Polillo, MSPT, CBIS: Ruth graduated with a Master of Science in Physical therapy degree from Thomas Jefferson University in 2005, and has gained experience in every setting a therapist can work in.  The majority of her career has been spent in acute inpatient rehab where she was able to find her passion for brain injury and neurological rehab as well as developing a special interest in Vestibular rehab.  She received the title of Certified Brain Injury Specialist from the American Brain Injury Association in 2013.  Ruth has been directly involved in initiation and development of specialized programs as both a staff therapist and in leadership roles.