Diabetes is a chronic condition that has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. Every healthcare professional needs to be aware of current diabetes practices. The purpose of this course is to communicate current information about diabetes, including new developments and changes from previous practice standards, which will enable healthcare professionals to provide safe, optimal care, and effective patient education. The goal of this educational program is to provide nurses in acute care with current information about diabetes, including new developments and changes from previous practice standards.
Approved for 4.00 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 4.00 contact hours.
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Diabetes Care: An Overview
Section 3: Advances in Diabetes Medications
Section 4: Inpatient Diabetes Care
Acute Care Setting and Diabetes Mellitus
Components of Acute Care Diabetes Management
Medical Nutritional Therapy
Education and Discharge
Section 5: Clinical Vignette
Section 6: Conclusion
A clinical nurse specialist. She has a master's in nursing as a clinical nurse specialist in adult health from Gonzaga University. She has worked in the area of diabetes for 14 years. In that time she was responsible for the development of both an inpatient diabetes program and an outpatient diabetes program for a hospital organization in the Northwest. She is currently working in the outpatient diabetes clinic as a provider and manages patients with diabetes.Writer: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN worked as a critical care nurse in an Intensive Care Unit of a community hospital and that experience provided significant training in caring for older adults. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college as she received her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as Subject Matter Expert and Curriculum Designer for Relias.
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