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Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients and Families: Be Prepared to Be Engaged

January 4, 2017

Wednesday, January 18th, 2016 ~ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST

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New Year, New Opportunities for People with Diabetes

January 4, 2017

The New Year is a great time for people with diabetes to focus on healthy lifestyle behaviors. You can help your patients stick to their resolutions and improve diabetes outcomes with information from the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP).

Download these resources and start using them in your practice today.

Tips to Help You Stay Healthy With Diabetes – patient tip sheet includes Diabetes Care Record and Action Plan.
English [PDF – 161 KB]
Spanish [PDF – 160 KB]

Infographic: Five Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Managing Your Type 2 Diabetes
English: PDF[306 KB]  |  JPEG [400 KB]
Spanish: PDF[287 KB]  |  JPEG [444 KB]

Try something new in 2017.

Getting Ready for Your Health Care Visit
Adapted from “Module 8—Working with Your Doctor,” of NDEP’s New Beginnings Guide, this mini-lesson focuses on helping people with diabetes get ready for visits with their health care team. It includes a short video, discussion, and activity. Consider using this mini-lesson in 2017 for education or support activities in your practice.

Sign up here to get notices about diabetes from CDC and NDEP. Select “diabetes education materials” from the subscription options.

SAVE THE DATE: 2017 Women’s Health Care Symposium

January 3, 2017

42nd Annual Women’s Health Care Symposium – Save the Date
April 5-7, 2017
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel
More information to come

Rural Health Information Hub

December 30, 2016

View the Rural Health Information Hub updates.

Rural Health Research & Policy Centers

December 22, 2016

View the Research Alert.

Rural Emergency Medicine (REM) Course, Apr 19-21, 2017

December 20, 2016

Rural Emergency Medicine (REM) Course
April 19-21, 2017 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

The Rural Emergency Medicine Course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practioners to review low-frequency, high-risk emergencies and practice lifesaving procedures in a realistic, controlled teaching environment.  Our highly relevant and informative core sessions are updated each year by board-certified emergency medicine physicians.  The 2017 event will include small group skills labs using patient simulators, lightly embalmed cadavers, and standardized patients.  Procedure-based learning will include basic intubation, rescue airway devices and surgical airways, splinting, intraosseous access, chest tubes, domestic violence recognition and treatment, mega-code simulations, and EKG interpretation.  The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center of Omaha are co-providing this event with the goal to offer diverse learning opportunities related to both adult and pediatric emergencies.

Below is a link to the full website and contains a schedule of events.  We applied for accreditation and we hope to be fully accredited by the end of this week.  Enrollment fills quickly.  We suggest you sign-up at your earliest opportunity.

CMS Region 7 Update

December 16, 2016

View the update.