Spotlight on a New Diabetes Course for Clinicians
In honor of American Diabetes Awareness month, CDC Learning connection features a new web-based course for clinicians, “Preventing Adverse Drug Events: Individualizing Glycemic Targets Using Health Literacy Strategies.” This interactive e-Learning lesson teaches health care providers how to:
- Apply health literacy strategies to provide personalized care for patients with diabetes, and to help them understand and act on information to prevent hypoglycemia
- Apply current, evidence-based guidelines for individualizing glycemic target goals
- Adopt the teach back method and shared decision-making in the health care setting
Take the course and earn free continuing education.
A Practical Playbook for Public Health and Health Care
The Practical Playbook was developed by the de Beaumont Foundation,Duke Community and Family Medicine, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The playbook provides guidance, tools, and resources to improve collaborations between primary care and public health by guiding users through the stages of integrated population health improvement. Throughout each stage, the Practical Playbook provides helpful resources to support local, state and regional public health professionals and primary care groups. Learn more about how the playbook can support efforts to improve population health and reduce health care costs.
Safety Training Course for Healthcare Workers Going to West Africa
As part of the response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is offering an introductory training course for licensed clinicians (e.g., nurses, physicians, and other healthcare providers) intending to work in an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Africa. The primary purpose of the course is to ensure that clinicians intending to provide medical care to patients with Ebola have sufficient knowledge of the disease and its transmission routes to work safely and efficiently in a well-designed ETU. The 3-day course is being taught by CDC staff medical epidemiologists, advanced infection preventionists,Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)personnel, and other trained professionals. Learn moreabout eligibility for participation, course content, and how to register on CDC TRAIN.
Now Recruiting Trainers: CDC is currently recruiting instructors for this course. Learn more about eligibility criteria and how to volunteer.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM):
The Public Health Workforce
The November 2014 AJPM supplementhighlights complex challenges facing the public health workforce and strategic approaches to address workforce challenges. See this special issue to learn about the critical role of the public health workforce in advancing population health and strategies that support workforce development and capacity building.
CDC PPE Guidelines: New Web-based PPE Training
Access this new web-based training that demonstrates the procedures described in CDC guidance for donning and doffing personal protective equipment (PPE) for all healthcare providers entering the room of a patient hospitalized with known or suspect Ebola virus disease (EVD). Additional EVD resources for healthcare workers are also available.
This course is also available through CDC TRAIN.