Diabetes and Heart Health for the Faith Community: A Chronic Disease Update

The Wisconsin Faith Community Nurse Coalition brings you important clinical updates related to diabetes and heart health.  All clinical presentations will also relate to your practice as a faith community nurse.  Join your colleagues at this annual conference and learn the latest for yourself and your patients.  EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

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Handouts – All handouts submitted by presenters will be posted online and available for registrants to download/print prior to the symposium. No handouts will be provided on-site.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Credit – 5.0 contact hours will be available to participants who attend the entire conference and exchange a completed paper evaluation for a Certificate of Completion before leaving the conference.

Agenda – available HANDOUTS noted in red – click to open

8:45–9:15 REGISTRATION and Continental Breakfast
9:15–9:30 Welcome & Program Overview
9:30–12:00 (with 15 minute break) Session 1 – Diabetes Update   HANDOUT
Jean Roedl, FNP-BC, ADM-BC – Family Nurse Practitioner – Advanced Diabetes Management, St. Croix Regional Medical Center and St Croix Tribal Health Clinic
Review types of Diabetes, diagnosis, medications used to treat diabetes and new therapies on the horizon.
12:00-12:45 LUNCH
12:45–1:45 Session 2 – Evidence-Based Blood Pressure Measurement    HANDOUT
Linda Murakami, RN, BSN, MSHA – Senior Program Manager, Quality Improvement: American Medical Association
It is estimated that approximately 50 percent of persons diagnosed with hypertension are adequately managed and controlled. This percentage is likely even lower for vulnerable population groups who struggle with limited resources, low literacy, and limited educational attainment. We can do better! It starts with blood pressure measurement!
1:45-2:00 BREAK
2:00–3:30 Session 3 – Nutritional Guidelines for the Management of Diabetes and Hypertension: Delivering an Understandable, Evidence-Based Message     HANDOUT
Erika R. Anna, RD, CD – Student Services Coordinator, Department of Nutritional Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Utilizing the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, as well as recommendations from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and National Institutes of Health, topics include: basics of healthy eating for diabetes and pre-diabetes, reducing dietary sodium intake, weight management strategies, and exploring mindful eating techniques.
3:30 CONFERENCE CLOSES – complete evaluation and exchange for Certificate

Wisconsin Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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