Did you know that among US residents aged 65 years and older, 10.9 million, or 26.9%, had diabetes in 2010? Or that 215,000 persons younger than 20 years had diabetes (type 1 or type 2) in the US in 2010?
Diabetics have more hospitalizations (2-5times) and surgery than their nondiabetic counterparts. This dramatic increase in diabetic care in the OR has led to a need for a standardized approach to care. To achieve standardization, it is necessary to develop a diabetic protocol and order sets.
This webinar will help your organization learn the key steps in the development of a standardized diabetic care program for perioperative services. Dr David Young and Sue Stachulski, RN, will share the development and implementation of presurgery, intraoperative, and postoperative diabetic protocols. The speakers will identify champions needed to develop a diabetes management program and the key steps required for success. They will also cover how-to steps toward standardization, including metrics to track your success.
1. Discuss the effect of type 1 and type 2 diabetes on the surgical patient
2. Describe appropriate order sets for a diabetic protocol
3. Identify characteristics of key champions for a successful program.
David Young, MD, is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesia and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He completed his OB/Gyn residency at the University of Virginia and his anesthesia residency at the University of California, San Diego. Dr Young is medical director of Pre Surgical Testing at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois. He is a faculty member of the Department of Anesthesia at the University of California, San Diego. Dr Young is nationally recognized for his work in presurgical evaluation. He maintains a full-time clinical practice in addition to his consulting work and received his Lean Healthcare Certification from The University of Michigan School of Engineering.
Continuing Education Credit:
Participants earn 1.0 Contact Hour for each webinar.