The objective is to offer a comprehensive online inpatient diabetes management course to hospitals,
that has been developed by a renowned academic medical center, and that offers improved knowledge,
confidence and patient glycemia metrics as documented in the peer-reviewed medical literature.
This online diabetes inpatient management course provides standardized quality improvement training
for hospitalists, family practitioners, internists, residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners
and all members of the multi-disciplinary diabetes management team. The program is designed and documented
to improve outcomes and avoid medical errors in treating this high-risk patient population. The course was
developed in conjunction with PRESENT e-Learning Systems by the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at
the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and delivered using a revolutionary online Learning Management
System (LMS) known as PRESENT Mentor™.
Diabetes and hyperglycemia multiply the risk for patient readmission within 30 days.
As the healthcare system is moving towards a "pay-for-performance model",
forward-thinking hospitals are increasingly focusing on reducing readmission
rates and improving publicly reported quality markers.
Inpatient hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia are associated with increased mortality, morbidity, and cost.
Several organizations have, therefore, developed guidelines to address this important disease state and
control costs. Non-adherence to published guidelines, inadequate hypoglycemia precautions, delayed
titration of insulin, and improper insulin sliding-scale use are widely prevalent practices associated
with worsening dysglycemia. Many physicians (while acknowledging that inpatient dysglycemia is a common
problem) profess limited knowledge and motivation to treat it. The modularity and scalability of
web-based training enables us to target the appropriate healthcare professionals and provide them
with the data and knowledge necessary to identify and treat this growing patient population, while
complying with duty hour restrictions. Together with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai,
PRESENT e-Learning Systems has built one of the largest and most widely adopted,
peer reviewed, studied, analyzed and published educational interventions for the treatment of inpatient diabetes.