Diabetes in Clinical Practice

Program Date: 10 August 2017
Publication Date: 2013
Continuing Education Units: 0.5 Nurse Contact Hours; 0.5 Dietitian CPEU Hours

Course Description:

In the United States, diabetes has become an epidemic. More than 25.6 million people – 11.3% of our population – are estimated to the affected. Just over one-fourth of these individuals are over the age of 65 while less than 0.26% are younger than 20. And, it is estimated that another 7 million are unaware they are affected.
This course is designed to provide nurses in clinical practice with an overview of diabetes, risk factors and signs and symptoms associated with a diagnosis of diabetes, factors to consider when providing care to a patient diagnosed with diabetes and practical steps that can be taken to encourage adherence to treatment regimens.

Course Objectives:

  • Define the types of diabetes
  • Identify signs, symptoms and risk factors for diabetes
  • Describe the roles of clinical and home glucose tests
  • Describe the importance of periodic and ongoing reassessment
  • Describe conditions to look for when assessing patients with diabetes
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 3020, 5090, 5190
  • Performance Indicators: 8.3.1, 8.3.5, 8.3.7
  • Media Format(s): Video (English)
  • Run Time: 20 Minutes

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