Diabetes in Children, 2nd Edition
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Expiration Date: December 31, 2016
The ongoing epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes in children affords an opportunity for nurses to be involved in community-wide efforts to influence risk factors, promote lifestyle changes, and potentially prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. The course opens with a discussion of normal fuel metabolism and the pathophysiology of diabetes, including genetic factors, triggers, autoimmunity, hyperglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome, and insulin resistance and deficiency. The use of a team approach to management is described, including the role of the nurse educator on the team. The discussion of learning and cultural competence includes theories of behavioral change and cultural differences. Psychosocial and developmental considerations for infants, toddlers, preschooler, and adolescents are described. Nurses will learn about pharmacological therapy, use of the body mass index (BMI) for assessment, and weight management goals for children. This course will help nurses in schools, clinics, offices, and hospitals to understand the complex metabolic, developmental, emotional, and social implications for a child with diabetes and the family.
- Describe normal glucose metabolism metabolic changes and signs/symptoms.
- Discuss initial approach to diabetes management in children.
- Apply principles of teaching to help individuals with diabetes management.
- Discuss current medications used to manage diabetes.
- Identify goals of medical nutrition therapy and strategies.
- Describe principles of monitoring glycemic control.
- Discuss benefits of exercise for diabetic children and teens.
- Discuss psychosocial and developmental considerations.
- Identify 2 major acute complications of diabetes.
- Identify major chronic complications.
- Identify individuals who are at risk for eating disorders.
- Discuss principles of insulin pump therapy.
- Identify major medical and legal guidelines for day care settings.
- Discuss strategies to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in the pediatric population.
- Describe potential future treatment modalities for diabetes and the possible risks and benefits of each.
Cindy K. Lybarger, MSN, APRN, BC, CDE, has been a pediatric nurse for over 20 years. She began her nursing career in pediatric critical care and has worked as a staff nurse nurse educator clinical nurse specialist and now is a certified family nurse practitioner and diabetes educator working full time in pediatric diabetes education and diabetes management. She is also the coordinator for the American Diabetes Association-recognized diabetes education program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN. She has a faculty appointment at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and the University of Phoenix Nashville campus and she actively precepts nurse practitioner students. Cindy has also been a diabetes camp nurse for several years. She is a member of the American Diabetes Association Society of Pediatric Nurses the American Nurse's Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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- 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.