Diabetes Mellitus Module 2 – Acute Care Consideration for Diabetes Mellitus

Certificate of Training Modules: Diabetes Mellitus

The RDN can be a valuable advocate for the patient to the physician and the entire care team.

  • Release Date: June 25, 2020
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Brought to you by the Center for Lifelong Learning with a special thank you to the content developer, Janice Baker, MBA, RDN, CDE, CNSC, BC-ADM. Planned with The Diabetes DPG.

There are many acute care considerations for patients with diabetes. Treatment of hypo and hyperglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) will be discussed. The hospitalized patient with diabetes benefits greatly from the RDNs role in implementing diet orders, provided needed supplements, and meeting educational needs. It is important to consider conditions that influence serum glucose levels as well as medications used for the management of diabetic patients while they are hospitalized. Discharge planning presents unique considerations for patients both with diabetes. The RDN can be a valuable advocate for the patient to the physician and the entire care team.

CPEU: 2.0
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 8.3.6, 10.4.1, 8.3.1

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain complications and treatment related to hyper- and hypoglycemia.
  2. Describe how to choose the most appropriate diet orders, merge multiple diets and recommend appropriate supplements and formulas related to diabetes.
  3. Recognize triggers for educational needs and assist in discharge planning.

This e-learning self-study includes web links and resources for additional Online Learning opportunities.

The course includes pdf files of the speaker presentations and handouts as well as a downloadable CPE certificate.

The Certificate of Training program consists of five separate modules that build on each other. To receive the certificate associated with this training, all modules and related tests must first be completed and a subsequent final post test exam after the final module must be passed with a minimum of an 80%. The Certificate of Training can then be downloaded and printed from the site.

This product is approved for individual use only. Only the registered participant is eligible for continuing professional education units.

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  • Release Date: June 25, 2020