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.
- 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.
- 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.