Nursing: Clinical Advances in Oral Antihyperglycemic Medication and Insulin Pump Therapies
40.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
Diabetes and oral antihyperglycemic medications are in the news every day. Staying ahead of current research and treatment options is an uphill challenge. This medication rich course is for all nurses and advanced nurse practitioners responsible for prescribing oral antihyperglycemic medications and managing patients with diabetes.  The course provides the latest in oral antihyperglycemic medications and treatment options, including insulin pump therapies. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the normal process of blood glucose metabolism in healthy adults.
  • Discuss the altered process of blood glucose metabolism in patients with diabetes. 
  • Recognize the effects of sulfonylureas and meglitinides on blood glucose control, cardiovascular effects, adverse reactions, and currently available products. 
  • Discuss the effects of metformin (Glucophage) on blood glucose control, cardiovascular effects, and its potential adverse reactions. 
  • Recognize the characteristics of thiazolidinediones, including effects on blood glucose control, impact on cardiovascular health, and contraindications to the use of this class of medication. 
  • Explain the effects of amylin analogs on blood glucose control, cardiovascular effects, adverse reactions, and their dosing. 
  • Describe the characteristics of alpha glucosidase inhibitors, including effects on blood glucose control, cardiovascular effects, dosing, and currently available products. 
  • Discuss the characteristics of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, including effects on blood glucose control, cardiovascular effects, adverse reactions, and the use of short-acting versus long-acting agents.
  • Explain the characteristics of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, including effects on blood glucose control, cardiovascular effects, adverse reactions, and currently available DPP-4 inhibitors. 
  • Identify the characteristics of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors, including effects on blood glucose control, common adverse reactions, and currently available SGLT-2 inhibitors. 
  • Differentiate mechanisms of action between basal and bolus insulins.
  • Discuss common types of insulin regimens along with availability of products. 
  • Identify benefits and risks associated with insulin pump therapy.
  • Discuss choosing a treatment plan for patients with diabetes based on the current treatment recommendations.

About the Author:
Katie Blair, PharmD, RPh, is a pharmacist and freelance writer specializing in pharmacy education. She works as a consultant pharmacist in Vancouver, Washington, serving long-term care facilities in the area since 2016. Dr. Blair also has over six years of experience working as a staff pharmacist at a community pharmacy in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 2009 with a doctor of pharmacy degree. She has done freelance work writing and revising continuing education programs for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurses, as well as writing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 6-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either: 
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

 
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Clinical Advances in Oral Antihyperglycemic Medication and Insulin Pump Therapies - N28950

40.95
About the Course:
Diabetes and oral antihyperglycemic medications are in the news every day. Staying ahead of current research and treatment options is an uphill challenge. This medication rich course is for all nurses and advanced nurse practitioners responsible for prescribing oral antihyperglycemic medications and managing patients with diabetes.  The course provides the latest in oral antihyperglycemic medications and treatment options, including insulin pump therapies. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the normal process of blood glucose metabolism in healthy adults.
  • Discuss the altered process of blood glucose metabolism in patients with diabetes. 
  • Recognize the effects of sulfonylureas and meglitinides on blood glucose control, cardiovascular effects, adverse reactions, and currently available products. 
  • Discuss the effects of metformin (Glucophage) on blood glucose control, cardiovascular effects, and its potential adverse reactions. 
  • Recognize the characteristics of thiazolidinediones, including effects on blood glucose control, impact on cardiovascular health, and contraindications to the use of this class of medication. 
  • Explain the effects of amylin analogs on blood glucose control, cardiovascular effects, adverse reactions, and their dosing. 
  • Describe the characteristics of alpha glucosidase inhibitors, including effects on blood glucose control, cardiovascular effects, dosing, and currently available products. 
  • Discuss the characteristics of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, including effects on blood glucose control, cardiovascular effects, adverse reactions, and the use of short-acting versus long-acting agents.
  • Explain the characteristics of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, including effects on blood glucose control, cardiovascular effects, adverse reactions, and currently available DPP-4 inhibitors. 
  • Identify the characteristics of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors, including effects on blood glucose control, common adverse reactions, and currently available SGLT-2 inhibitors. 
  • Differentiate mechanisms of action between basal and bolus insulins.
  • Discuss common types of insulin regimens along with availability of products. 
  • Identify benefits and risks associated with insulin pump therapy.
  • Discuss choosing a treatment plan for patients with diabetes based on the current treatment recommendations.

About the Author:
Katie Blair, PharmD, RPh, is a pharmacist and freelance writer specializing in pharmacy education. She works as a consultant pharmacist in Vancouver, Washington, serving long-term care facilities in the area since 2016. Dr. Blair also has over six years of experience working as a staff pharmacist at a community pharmacy in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 2009 with a doctor of pharmacy degree. She has done freelance work writing and revising continuing education programs for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurses, as well as writing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 6-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either: 
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.