Continuing Education for Nurses: Past Education Courses
Diabetes Management: Improving Outcomes and Focusing on Safety
Diabetes can be an acute or chronic illness which can lead to other health problems.
Health outcomes are significantly impacted when diabetes is present as a primary diagnosis or a comorbid problem.
In hospitalized patients, diabetes and/or secondary hyperglycemia impacts morbidity, mortality, length of stay, risk for infections, slow healing wounds and potential for frequent hospital readmissions among others.
This course focuses on optimal inpatient management of hyperglycemia, prevention of hypoglycemia and strategies for educating patients for continued optimal self-care after hospitalization.
The target audience for this course are all RNs, Providers and Educators who are interested in improving their knowledge and clinical practice skills of diabetes management.
Describe diabetes as a significant health problem, prevention and management
Discuss patient care goals and national recommendations
Compare DKA, HHS, Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia management for the hospital patient
Identify different pharmacological agents for managing diabetes
Discuss insulin pumps and other pertinent diabetes innovations
Explain the ABCs of self- care management – the survival skills training
Discuss clinical nutrition management and glucose goals for the diabetes patient