Essential Tools for Diabetes Management

Essential Tools for Diabetes Management 

Diabetes is a chronic condition that involves a complex treatment regimen to maintain adequate glucose control and prevent complications. Clinicians must be familiar with goals for glucose targets, medications used in the management of diabetes, and complications associated with this condition. This course addresses each of these and reflects the 2018 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes by the American Diabetes Association. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are an LPN taking this course, it is important to remember that you are NOT allowed to assess but rather can collect data. In this course, the use of any form of the term assess also refers to the collection of data.

$30.00

Hours: 1.50
REL-PAC-0-ETDM

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 Match)

Commission on Dietetic Registration

1.5 HOURS


Relias LLC is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.
This activity is approved for 1.50 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs).
Activity Number: 141935
Learning Need Code(s): 5190, 4040, 5290
CPE Level: Level II

Dietitians/nutritionists may submit activity evaluations directly to CDR; [email protected] or mail to: Commission on Dietetic Registration, Attn: Accredited Provider Unit, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition

1.5 HOURS


Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition accepts medical errors courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Florida Department of Health. Relias Learning, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Nursing, provider # 50-290. This course is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (Dietary)

1.5 HOURS


Approved for 1.50 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-D1058. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-ETDM
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe the current recommendations for glycemic control and monitoring.
Identify the mechanism of action, adverse effects, and precautions for the various classes of medications used to treat diabetes.
Illustrate considerations for the use of insulin as part of glycemic control.
Explain proper prevention and treatment of complications related to diabetes.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Glucose Control and Monitoring

Classification of Diabetes

Glycemic Control

SMBG Monitoring

CGM Monitoring

A1C Testing

Managing Hypoglycemia

Managing Weight

Review

Summary

Section 3: Pharmacologic Therapy

Oral Medications

Injectable Medications

Treatment Strategies

Older Adults

Review

Summary

Section 4: Insulin

Insulin Defined

Sliding Scale Insulin

Basal Insulin

Bolus Insulin

Premixed Insulin

Concentrated Insulin Products

Inhaled Insulin

Combination Injectable Therapy

Preparing Insulin from Vials or Pen Devices

Administration of Insulin

Storing Insulin

Insulin Pumps

Insulin Therapy for Older Adults

Review

Summary

Section 5: Prevention and Treatment of Complications

Tools

Head to Toe Approach

Gadgets

Review

Summary

Section 6: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Paula Ackerman, MS, RD, CDE
Ms. Ackerman earned a Bachelor of Science in dietetics with a minor in science and food service administration from Central Michigan University. She completed a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition at Rush University in 1993. She has 25 years of experience as a clinical dietitian and diabetes educator working in a variety of setting including large in-patient, teaching hospitals; community hospitals; county health departments and outreach networks. She currently serves as the coordinator of a disease management program and medical nutrition services for a community hospital and is also an experienced lecturer, presenting educational programs in a variety of settings. Her professional associations include the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Disclosure: Paula Ackerman, MS, RD, CDE has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: intermediate level Dietitians; Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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