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The Aide’s Role in Caring for Patients with Diabetes

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 3:00pm to Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 4:00pm Webinar/Teleconference
People with diabetes are more susceptible to many other illnesses and, once they acquire these illnesses, often have worse outcomes than people without diabetes. The cost of diabetes in the United States totals in excess of $130 billion. This teleconference will focus on assisting your in-home aides in understanding diabetes, its causes and treatment, high and low blood sugar symptoms and the impact of the disease on individuals under their care. The in-home aide will be able to describe the role they play in helping to notice and manage symptoms associated with diabetes.



Presenter: Kathie Smith, RN. In addition to several management level positions in home care, Ms. Smith has experience as a Home Health Nurse Aide Supervisor. Prior to working for AHHC, she was the Manager of Home Care Initiatives for the NC Division of Medical Assistance where she assisted in overseeing home care policy. Ms. Smith has extensive experience in Medicare and Medicaid home health compliance and regulatory requirements and is a state and national speaker. Mrs. Smith is certified in integrated chronic disease management, is a master trainer in Coaching Supervision and served on the North Carolina management team for the Personal and Home Care Aide State Training (PHCAST) grant which has developed Home Care Specialty training for NC aides.


Convenience: Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a telephone workshop. There is no travel time involved and no limit to the number of attendees from your agency who may participate at your site through one phone line. All you need to participate is a speaker telephone and a room large enough for your staff. It is a controlled, radio-like environment where you will gather your staff, dial an 800 number, state your verbal pass code and you’re connected. You will also be able to participate in a Q&A portion. The workshop will take place from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST.


Registration: The registration deadline is April 13, 2016.  Due to the expense of using the teleconference hook-up, registrations may not be shared between agencies – the agency’s registration covers the access of only one phone line into the teleconference. The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup. Handouts are emailed in power point – if you are unable to open a power point presentation, please indicate so on the registration so we can make arrangements to send it to you in another format. Thanks!


Registration:        Members:             $135 per agency line;

                            Non-Members:   $270 per agency line


Your email confirmation will include: Details of how to dial into the teleconference on a toll-free telephone line, the handout, evaluation and certificate.

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