• Nursing
  • Nursing Home Administration
  • Psychiatric Technicians
Hours: 25 Contact Hours
(11 pharm hours)
Author(s): Sandra Drozdz Burke, PhD, APRN, CDE, BC-ADM
Peer Reviewer(s): Belinda Childs, ARNP, MN, BC-ADM, CDE
Item#: N1344
1 Course Book (225 pages)

Diabetes Essentials for Nurses, 2nd Edition

Price $74.95
Item # N1344
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Note: This course must be completed by 12/31/16. Contact hours will not be awarded beyond this date.

This continuing education course provides a comprehensive overview of adult diabetes for nurses. Nurses will learn diabetes prevention, detection, and management techniques as well as meal planning and glucose control methods. 

California Nursing Home Administrator Program - NHAP approved for 10 hours through November 10, 2017.

Course Objectives
  • Identify physiologic changes and expected signs and symptoms.
  • Discuss goals and strategies in a comprehensive diabetes management plan.
  • Describe the role of exercise in diabetes.
  • Discuss pharmacologic strategies used in managing diabetes.
  • Discuss surveillance and monitoring techniques for optimal diabetes management.
  • Describe prevention, identification and management strategies for major acute complications.
  • Identify strategies for sick day management.
  • Identify emotional challenges faced by patients living with diabetes.
  • Discuss the emotional challenges faced by patients living with diabetes.
  • Describe major chronic complications of diabetes and strategies for risk reduction.
  • Discuss teaching considerations to facilitate health behavior change for the adult with diabetes.
  • Discuss diabetes throughout the lifespan.
  • Identify issues related to diabetes management specific to the older adult population.
  • Describe principles advantages and disadvantages of insulin pump therapy.
Sandra Drozdz Burke, PhD, APRN, CDE, BC-ADM, has been a nurse since 1979 and a nurse practitioner since 1985. Her clinical practice has focused on diabetes care across the lifespan since 1987 when she began working in a multidisciplinary endocrinology practice. Dr. Burke is a certified diabetes educator and board certified advanced diabetes manager. She has been a diabetes consultant insulin pump trainer and a diabetes camp nurse. She has conducted research pertaining to diabetes self-management in college students and is currently a clinical assistant professor and the president-elect director for the Urbana Regional Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing. Dr. Burke is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and is a member of the American Diabetes Association the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nurses and Sigma Theta Tau.
Belinda Childs, ARNP, MN, BC-ADM, CDE, received her degrees in nursing from Wichita State University. Ms. Childs is a diabetes clinical nurse specialist who works with Drs. Richard and Diana Guthrie at Mid-America Diabetes Associates, where she is the clinic and research coordinator. She has authored several book chapters and journal articles and has given numerous presentations. She served as editor of Diabetes Spectrum (2001-2005), which is a publication of the American Diabetes Association. She is the editor of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) book Complete Nurse’s Guide for Diabetes Management (2005). Ms. Childs is an adjunct faculty member in the nursing department at Wichita State University, teaching an online graduate diabetes course for nurses as well as acting as preceptor for graduate nurses. Ms. Childs is a past president of Health Care and Education of theADA. She had served on numerous local and national ADA committees. She is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau. Ms. Childs is a parish nurse and is a co-founder of the Health and Wellness Ministry at her church.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
  • You must score 70% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.