Gestational Diabetes: Diagnoses and Management with a Rural Twist
Facilitator Lesson Plan
This team-based, active-learning event features Robert Gobbo, MD, the medical education program director at the Providence Hood River Family Medicine Rural Residency Program in Hood River, OR. Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a common pregnancy related complication that can have adverse outcomes. Rural clinicians will require some advanced understanding and efficient systems for management, consultation and possibly transfer of care. However, with improved knowledge, understanding and high-quality care, patients in rural communities can receive the vast majority of their care locally with excellent outcomes.
Participants will be able to:
- Provide a brief overview of the diagnosis of GDM and its management, including controversies regarding the treatment of gestational diabetes
- Apply evidence-based and validated management guidelines to the care of patients in rural communities
- Refer and co-manage those patients for whom all care cannot be provided within the resources of their community
- Arrange your participants into teams within the room.
- Facilitate your ALP session by following the prompts in the presenter notes of the Slide Deck.
- Facilitate general discussion with the full group. Go over any lingering thoughts.
- Evaluate the ALP materials on your experience.