Improving Chronic Disease Management for Older Adults Living with Diabetes: A Practice-based Learning and Quality Improvement Approach
Evidence is growing about the integral relationship between oral health and chronic diseases. There exist a bi-directional relationship between oral health and diabetes. An interprofessional, team-based approach in practice and quality improvement is important for improving patient and population health outcomes for older adults living with diabetes.
NCECE is hosting a four-session Learning Collaborative to discuss an integrated approach to managing oral health for older adults with diabetes through a practice-based learning and quality improvement approach.
The Learning Collaborative will be four weekly webinar sessions from May 2 – 23, 2019.
1. Discuss the integral relationship between oral health and diabetes.
2. Describe a team-based, integrated approach for chronic disease management for older adults with diabetes.
3. Identify early warning signs and common oral conditions related to diabetes.
4. List key questions to include in a patient health history.
5. Develop an interdisciplinary plan of care for managing oral conditions in older adults with diabetes.
6. Discuss the roles of the interprofessional team in managing oral health and diabetes.
7. Discuss why measurement matters in quality improvement.
8. Apply the Plan-Do-Study-Act method to improve health outcomes for older adults with diabetes.