2019 Webinar CEU

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Support: This activity received support in the form of unrestricted educational grants from Amplifon and Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals.

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May 28, 2019.  12:30-1:30pm ET

Audiology in Diabetes Care: Merging into PPOD Interprofessional Collaboration


Abstract: Audiology is under recognized in diabetes care.  Hearing loss in diabetes is an invisible handicap, with symptoms of confusion, depression and isolation rarely associated with a referral to an audiologist.  Risk of falls has not previously been linked to diabetes, but the vestibular effects of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy and peripheral neuropathy form a compelling picture for interprofessional collaboration with audiology. This webinar will explore the pathophysiology and management of hearing and balance issues in diabetes.   A review of areas is provided where the professions of medicine, pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, dental and audiology can work in tandem to influence better diabetes care. The presentation will focus on maximizing better patient outcomes through Inter professional education and inter professional collaboration.

Bio: Dr. Kathy Dowd, AuD is Executive Director of The Audiology Project, a nonprofit organization working with national and state level organizations to define an audiology medical management model of care for diabetes and other chronic and infectious diseases. Dr. Dowd has worked as a clinical audiologist for 41 years, in schools, state agencies and audiology clinics. Her work has focused on collaboration with diabetes educators, state agencies for chronic disease, hearing loss and fall prevention, as well as federal agencies such as Centers for Disease Control and Healthy People.

Educational Objective:

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

1.) Identify the processes of the ear for diabetes related hearing and balance health, looking at patient risk of complications.

2.) Describe audiology clinical practice with the medical and medication case history, baseline assessments and monitoring needs to better serve persons with diabetes.

3.) Describe Audiology professional collaboration with pharmacy, podiatry, optometry and dental as well as physicians and diabetes educators for the improvement of patient outcomes.

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, podiatrists, optometrists, dentists and audiologists engaged in the care of patients with diabetes.

RELEASE DATE: June 4, 2019


 Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour(s)

 For any questions relating to the certification for this activity, please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at: inquiries@pimed.com or (303) 799-1930.

 Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and The Audiology Project

 This activity is supported by unrestricted educational grants from Amplifon and Colgate Oral Pharma.



Joint Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and The Audiology Project. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Interprofessional Continuing Education: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Additional CEU information can be found in the replay PDF link above.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.


Kathryn Dowd, AuD: Nothing to disclose

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The Audiology Project planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Method of Participation and Request for Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period of June 4, 2019 to December 31, 2019, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.

If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the post-test and evaluation on www.cmeuniversity.com . On the navigation menu, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” and search by course ID 14435 . Upon registering and successfully completing the post-test with a score of 75% or better and the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.

For Pharmacists: Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 75% or better and the activity evaluation form, t ranscript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 weeks.


Internet activity

Computer System Requirements

System Requirements: Web Browser: Google Chrome (most recent 2 versions) Mozilla Firefox (most recent 2 versions) Internet Explorer v11 (with Adobe Flash if running Windows 7) Apple Safari (most recent 2 versions) Microsoft Edge (most recent 2 versions) Internet Connection: Computer 1Mbps or better, Mobile device 3G or better Software: GoToWebinar Mobile App Hardware: 2GB of RAM minimum, Mobile Device: iPhone 4S or later, iPad 2 or later

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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or 5 suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.