Nursing: Pediatric Pharmacology: Diabetic Emergencies
28.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
The prevalence of diabetes in the United States is significant. This course is intended for Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) who are responsible for the primary care of diabetics in their practice or who may encounter patients suffering from a diabetic emergency.  The course presents a background on diabetic emergencies that may occur as a result of this disease and outlines how to manage such patients. To best illustrate the seriousness of these situations, a series of case studies are presented to further characterize diabetic emergencies, their management, and potential complications. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Distinguish the root pathologies of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
  • Describe the first recorded diagnostic test for the presence of diabetes.
  • Name two clinical laboratory tests that can be used to indicate the presence of diabetes.
  • Identify the most common pathology linked to the occurrence of hyperglycemic hyperosmolar states (HHS).
  • State the most serious complication associated with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and its treatment.
  • Explain how the presence of C-peptide is related to the production of insulin.
  • Provide a rationale for how hypokalemia can worsen during treatment of DKA.
  • State the most common and significant difference in the clinical presentation of DKA and HHS.
  • Discuss the role of long-acting insulin in the acute treatment of diabetic emergencies.
  • Suggest a situation where it may be appropriate to use glucagon in the treatment of hypoglycemia.

About the Author: 
Brad Gillespie, PharmD, is trained as a clinical pharmacist. He has practiced in an industrial setting for the past 20+ years. His initial role was as a clinical pharmacology and biopharmaceutics reviewer at the FDA, followed by 15 years of leading early development programs in the pharma/biotech/nutritional industries. In addition to his industrial focus, he remains a registered pharmacist and enjoys mentoring drug development scientists and health professionals, as well as leading workshops and developing continuing education programs for pharmacy, nursing, and other medical professionals.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-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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Pediatric Pharmacology: Diabetic Emergencies - N30995

28.95
About the Course:
The prevalence of diabetes in the United States is significant. This course is intended for Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) who are responsible for the primary care of diabetics in their practice or who may encounter patients suffering from a diabetic emergency.  The course presents a background on diabetic emergencies that may occur as a result of this disease and outlines how to manage such patients. To best illustrate the seriousness of these situations, a series of case studies are presented to further characterize diabetic emergencies, their management, and potential complications. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Distinguish the root pathologies of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
  • Describe the first recorded diagnostic test for the presence of diabetes.
  • Name two clinical laboratory tests that can be used to indicate the presence of diabetes.
  • Identify the most common pathology linked to the occurrence of hyperglycemic hyperosmolar states (HHS).
  • State the most serious complication associated with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and its treatment.
  • Explain how the presence of C-peptide is related to the production of insulin.
  • Provide a rationale for how hypokalemia can worsen during treatment of DKA.
  • State the most common and significant difference in the clinical presentation of DKA and HHS.
  • Discuss the role of long-acting insulin in the acute treatment of diabetic emergencies.
  • Suggest a situation where it may be appropriate to use glucagon in the treatment of hypoglycemia.

About the Author: 
Brad Gillespie, PharmD, is trained as a clinical pharmacist. He has practiced in an industrial setting for the past 20+ years. His initial role was as a clinical pharmacology and biopharmaceutics reviewer at the FDA, followed by 15 years of leading early development programs in the pharma/biotech/nutritional industries. In addition to his industrial focus, he remains a registered pharmacist and enjoys mentoring drug development scientists and health professionals, as well as leading workshops and developing continuing education programs for pharmacy, nursing, and other medical professionals.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-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.