Diabetes: The Basics

Diabetes:  The Basics 

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death and affects 9.4% of people in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2017) . Improper management can cause a host of health problems and could even lead to death. Given the growing problem of diabetes in the U.S., it is very likely that you will care for someone with this disease; therefore, it is important that you understand how it affects people and how to help delay its devastating complications. This course covers the basics of the disease and current recommended medical treatments. It should help the nurse to better assess the needs of, and provide care for, someone with diabetes, as well as problem-solve common medication concerns.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-DB

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 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 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 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]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-DB
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Discuss the growing problem of diabetes in the U.S.
Recognize the risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes.
Identify evidence-based standards in diabetic care and treatment.
Discuss the pathophysiology and diagnosis of diabetes.
List common complications associated with uncontrolled diabetes.
Describe maintenance therapy for the control of diabetes.
Discuss the nursing care of a person with diabetes.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Pathophysiology and Diagnosis of Diabetes

Statistics

Pre-Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus

Type 1

Type 2

Review

Summary

Section 3: Evidence-Based Standards in Diabetic Care

Guidelines and Standard Treatment Goals

Controlling Blood Glucose Levels

Managing Risk Factors

Healthy Eating

Foods to Include

Foods to Avoid

Exercise

Smoking Cessation

Review

Summary

Section 4:  Medication Management for People with Diabetes

Oral Hypoglycemic Medications

Classes of Medications

Injectable Medications

Insulin

Pumps

Inhalers

Review

Summary

Section 5: Nursing Care of the Person with Diabetes

A Diagnosis of Diabetes

Finger Sticks

Review

Hypoglycemia

Hyperglycemia

Illness

Foot Care

Review

Summary

Section 6: Putting it all Together

Making Nursing Decisions

Practice Scenarios

Education

MIndset

Medicine

Meals

Movement

Monitoring

Review

Summary

Section 7: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: 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.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Assisted Living, Home Health, Long-term Care, Residential Care.
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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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