Diabetes has reached epidemic levels throughout the world. As of 2020, approximately 34.2 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, and type 2 diabetes accounts for 95% of those cases. The world of diabetes is constantly changing. Newer medications, monitoring devices, and dietary guidelines are showing up in the news on an almost daily basis. Earlier detection and treatment are successfully giving the person with diabetes the ability to take control of their health and well-being, averting potential lifelong complications.
The goal of this course is to educate nurse aides, home health aides, and caregivers on these diabetic conditions and patient treatment options. Many assisted living facilities depend upon caregivers to assist residents in the administration of insulin, this course may also serve as an educational foundation to train these caregivers in the proper administration of diabetic medications, including insulin.
This course contains a skill competency checklist for the administration of insulin via vials, administration of insulin via an insulin pen, and checking blood sugar levels via a glucometer. These skills are to be observed and verified by a preceptor at the facility level.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: How Diabetes is Diagnosed
Chapter 2: Diabetes Treatment - Oral Medication
Chapter 3: Diabetes Treatment - Insulin Injections
Chapter 4: Diabetes Treatment - Dietary Requirements
Chapter 5: Diabetic Emergencies - Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia
Chapter 6: Insulin Injection and Site Rotation
Chapter 7: Hypoglycemia Treatment - Rule of 15 and Glucagon Injection
Chapter 8: Diabetic Foot Care
Chapter 9: Standard Precautions Overview
Chapter 10: Resources
Chapter 11: References
Maureen graduated nursing school in 1981 and has spent her years in the Emergency and Trauma field, including nursing positions as the Emergency Department Manager, Director of Staff Education, Trauma Coordinator, Cardiology Nurse Navigator, and Stroke Program Manager.Read Full Bio
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