My module will be for my job through Bon Secours Medical Group (BSMG). I will start with this module with the topic on Diabetes for the Military Medics and Corpsman hired in our program that we partner with Virginia Department of Veteran Services. This program hires Military Medics and Corpsman after they have separated from the military. As part of this program, I do all of the initial onboarding of these veterans to BSMG. These veterans don’t have license but have a lot of training and experience in healthcare and BSMG hires them to come into our physician practices to practice at the level of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). This allows the veterans to come out of the military and practice at a higher scope of practice without having a license. They are well versed in emergency medicine and caring for relatively healthy adults. In our physician practices, a large portion of our patients are over 65 with chronic diseases, more specifically most have Diabetes.
My module would be one that would include definition of diabetes, pathophysiology of diabetes and the common risks associated with uncontrolled diabetes. I would also include in the module the specific quality measures that BSMG has for diabetic patients. The module would help with the transition from military healthcare to civilian healthcare. This would help to bridge that gap by giving the veterans a background on diabetes to be able to better care for the BSMG patient population. Once they have completed this module, they will be better equipped to manage the patients with diabetes.
In time, I would like to add modules in the same format for other chronic diseases such as Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and kidney disease to name a few.