Training Modules for Healthcare Professionals


Diabetes Care Update (Spring 2014)

Tom Elasy, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine

Director, Division of General 
Internal Medicine and 
Public Health

Chair of Clinical Research 
at the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center

  • Slides Only
  • Provide information regarding the latest recommendations for the evaluation, monitoring, and management of diabetes and its complications
  • Discuss available treatment options, including oral agents and insulin, and how to select and adjust therapy
  • Discuss evaluation and management of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and other cardiovascular risk factors
  • Review approaches to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and weight, including diet and exercise.

Health Literacy and PRIDE Tool Kit
(Spring 2015)

Russell Rothman, MD, MPP
Professor, Internal Medicine, 
Pediatrics, and Health Policy

Vice President for 
Population Health Research

Chief, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Section

Director, Center for 
Health Services Research

  • VIDEO 
  • Slides Only
  • Review definitions of health literacy and numeracy
  • Provide updated statistics on prevalence of low health literacy and numeracy
  • Share new studies on the relationship between low literacy and diabetes self-management, including results from new randomized trials and new ADA/AADE DSME/T Guidelines
  • Review PRIDE materials, including several new modules,  and how to optimize their use in clinic

Effective Health Communication 
(Spring 2014)

Sunil Kripalani, MD, MSc, SFHM
Associate Professor of Medicine

Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine

Associate Director, Effective
Health Communication Program

  • Slides Only
  • Reviews best practices in effective health communication
  • Discuss examples of provider-patient communication
  • Review techniques to foster shared goal-setting and teach-back
  • Making your clinic a health literate organization

Diet and Diabetes (Spring 2014)

Diane Davis, RD, LDN, CDE
Dietitian and Nutrition Support 
for the Vanderbilt Clinical Center for the DCCT

  • Slides Only
  • Nutrition guidelines for Diabetes
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Treatment Options for Better Glucose Control

PRIDE Study Cases (Spring 2015)

Russell Rothman, MD, MPP

Kathleen Wolff, APRN, 
Instructor in Nursing, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and Physical Medicine and

Nurse Practitioner, Osher 
Center for Integrative Medicine

  • Slides Only
  •  Analyze teaching strategies using case studies
  • Address patient concerns about poor math skills, blood sugar and weight
  • Teach the Plate Method
  • Teach Paired Blood Sugar Testing.