Managing Blood Glucose Levels

Managing Blood Glucose Levels 

A major challenge in healthcare today is successfully controlling blood glucose levels in individuals with diabetes mellitus. As part of the healthcare team, you will have a role in collaborating with other healthcare providers in order to help individuals control their blood glucose levels. This course will help you develop essential knowledge about diabetes mellitus and how to apply that knowledge when caring for individuals with diabetes mellitus.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (0 Match)

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-MBGL
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Differentiate between type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Describe the methods used to monitor blood glucose levels.
Explain how to respond to hyperglycemic and hypoglycemic episodes.
Distinguish between the different types of insulin.
Distinguish between the different classes of oral diabetes medications.
Describe documentation requirements post administration of insulin and oral diabetes medications.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Understanding Diabetes Mellitus A. Diabetes Mellitus B. Types of Diabetes Mellitus C. Diabetes Management D. Review E. Summary Section 3: Monitoring Blood Glucose Levels A. Obtaining Blood Samples B. Blood Glucose Level C. Hemoglobin A1c D. Review E. Summary Section 4: Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia A. Hyperglycemia B. Responding to Hyperglycemia C. Severe Hyperglycemia D. Hypoglycemia E. Responding to Hypoglycemia F. Severe Hypoglycemia G. Review H. Summary Section 5: Insulin A. Insulin Defined B. Current Recommendation of Insulin Dosing C. Types of Insulin D. Sliding Scale Insulin E. Insulin Pens Section 6: Guidelines for Administering Insulin A. Verify the MAR B. Preparing Insulin from Vials C. Drawing up 2 Types of Insulin in 1 Syringe D. Administration of Insulin E. Documentation of Insulin Administration F. Storing Insulin G. Review H. Summary Section 7: Medications for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus A. Types of Oral Medications for Type 2 Diabetes B. Documentation of Oral Diabetes Medications C. Injectable Medications for Type 2 Diabetes D. Review E. Summary Section 8: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations

Instructor: Kim Matthews, RN
Kimberly Matthews, RN obtained a nursing degree from Western Kentucky University in 1998.  Ms. Matthews possesses over 20 years of nursing experience with over 17 of those in the Skilled Nursing industry.  Ms. Matthews has extensive experience in MDS, restorative nursing programs, and nursing management.  Ms. Matthews is currently a Post Acute Care Content writer and subject matter expert for MDS. Disclosure: Kim Matthews, RN 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: Post-Acute 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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