A five-part series designed for nurses and other health-care professionals who want to increase their knowledge of chronic disease management. It will provide foundational knowledge of evidence-based practices in relation to chronic disease management.
The increasing incidence of chronic diseases has created a need for health-care organizations to re-think approaches to chronic disease prevention and management. The use of evidence-based practices by health-care providers is required to reduce the burden of chronic disease, support optimal client and organizational outcomes and system sustainability.
This webinar learning series consists of a two-hour learning module once a week for five consecutive weeks. Each module will commence with an overview and description of a model, theory or concept known to be relevant and effective to the management of chronic disease. Following this, an exploration of how organizations have applied such models, theories or concepts into practice will take place. Modules will be facilitated by researchers, educators and leaders from various health-care settings.
Please note that the webinar series will not be reviewing pathophysiology or clinical skills in relation to specific disease, but rather core skills required across diseases and populations.
- Enhance knowledge of models of care, theories and concepts relevant to chronic disease management:
- Ontario's chronic disease prevention and management framework
- Social determinants of health
- The 5 As of behavioral change for self-management
- L.E.A.R.N.S model for client-centred learning
- Interprofessional healthcare model and care transitions for safe and effective care
- Plan, Do, Study, Act model (PDSA) for quality improvement at the clinical level.
- Explore the application of these evidence-based models, theories and concepts by identifying organizations that have effectively implemented them into practice.
- Expand knowledge about relevant evidence-based resources from the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) and other health-care agencies for the management of chronic disease.
Module 1 focus
- Introduction to Ontario’s chronic disease prevention and management framework
- Exploration of the affects of the social determinants of health on chronic disease prevalence and outcomes
- Role and opportunity for nurses and allied health professionals to work from a health equity perspective
Who should attend?
- Nurses or other members of the interprofessional team working in primary care, acute care, community or home health-care settings new to the area of chronic disease management;
- Nurses or other members of the interprofessional team wanting a refresh on evidence-based chronic disease management concepts, theories and skills;
- Any professional involved in quality improvement related to chronic disease management.
- Presentations by expert faculty in research and practice
- Meeting and hearing from leaders who have applied models, theories and concepts relevant to chronic disease management within their own health-care setting
- Networking with colleagues
- Linkages to evidence-based guidelines, resources and tools relevant to the management of chronic disease
The fee for this webinar learning series includes:
One web/ phone connection for each learning session x 5 consecutive weeks (dial-in number for each call is toll free)
For further information email Andrea Stubbs, project coordinator.