Nursing: Pharmacological Management: Type 1 Diabetes in Children
28.95
Online
Elective
Please select your state to enroll in this course
About the Course:
Diabetes is becoming more common in the pediatric population and nurses, as well as other health care professionals, have a responsibility to understand the key components of diabetes management in children and teens. Managing type 1 diabetes means that the nurse provides not only direct patient care, but also education for patients and families to safely manage diabetes at home and away from the medical environment. The nurse should be familiar not only with the ways in which to treat diabetes at home, but also with the warning signs and reasons for bringing the child or teen to the hospital for immediate emergency care. The education and surveillance for complications include consideration of insulin, insulin administration, glucose monitoring, and nutrition. Occasionally the child or teen may also be on additional adjunctive medication in addition to insulin. This course covers the symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, screenings, complications, and management of type 1 diabetes in the pediatric population.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify the pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes.
  • Describe the symptoms, risk factors, screenings, and complications of type 1 diabetes in children and teens.
  • Identify the goals of management of type 1 diabetes in the pediatric population.
  • Describe differences between insulin types and methods of administration.
  • Apply concepts of insulin pharmacology and delivery in patient education with an intent to improve child, teen, and parent understanding of management and problem-solving of diabetes to achieve target glycemic goals.
  • Describe the importance of illness and exercise and their effect on diabetes management.
  • Describe the symptoms and treatment for hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia in children and teens.
  • Explain the importance of patient and family education regarding the management of type 1 diabetes.
  • Identify family and clinicians with community and online support resources.

About the Author:
Angela Hasler, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, graduated with her master of nursing from Yale University. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner working in adolescent medicine at a large urban hospital system in Washington, D.C. She specializes in issues unique to adolescents, as well as school-based health and caring for children with complex medical needs. She has experience caring for children with diabetes through her primary care work and in her work as a nurse for children with medical complexity in an outpatient setting.

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.
©2020: 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.

Course verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.
 
Want Unlimited CE? Become a Member

Pharmacological Management: Type 1 Diabetes in Children - N32057

28.95
About the Course:
Diabetes is becoming more common in the pediatric population and nurses, as well as other health care professionals, have a responsibility to understand the key components of diabetes management in children and teens. Managing type 1 diabetes means that the nurse provides not only direct patient care, but also education for patients and families to safely manage diabetes at home and away from the medical environment. The nurse should be familiar not only with the ways in which to treat diabetes at home, but also with the warning signs and reasons for bringing the child or teen to the hospital for immediate emergency care. The education and surveillance for complications include consideration of insulin, insulin administration, glucose monitoring, and nutrition. Occasionally the child or teen may also be on additional adjunctive medication in addition to insulin. This course covers the symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, screenings, complications, and management of type 1 diabetes in the pediatric population.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify the pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes.
  • Describe the symptoms, risk factors, screenings, and complications of type 1 diabetes in children and teens.
  • Identify the goals of management of type 1 diabetes in the pediatric population.
  • Describe differences between insulin types and methods of administration.
  • Apply concepts of insulin pharmacology and delivery in patient education with an intent to improve child, teen, and parent understanding of management and problem-solving of diabetes to achieve target glycemic goals.
  • Describe the importance of illness and exercise and their effect on diabetes management.
  • Describe the symptoms and treatment for hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia in children and teens.
  • Explain the importance of patient and family education regarding the management of type 1 diabetes.
  • Identify family and clinicians with community and online support resources.

About the Author:
Angela Hasler, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, graduated with her master of nursing from Yale University. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner working in adolescent medicine at a large urban hospital system in Washington, D.C. She specializes in issues unique to adolescents, as well as school-based health and caring for children with complex medical needs. She has experience caring for children with diabetes through her primary care work and in her work as a nurse for children with medical complexity in an outpatient setting.

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.
©2020: 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.

Course verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.