Diabetes

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from the defects of insulin secretion, insulin action or both.  This module will focus on Types 1 and 2, as these are most commonly seen in older adults living in long-term care environments.  We will explore the pathology, signs and symptoms, treatments, assessment and communication strategies necessary for the provision of responsive care of complex residents in the long-term care setting.   

Objectives

  1. Describe how to complete a thorough nursing assessment for the patient with diabetes.
  2. Identify nursing interventions appropriate for older adults.
  3. Discuss how to appropriately communicate clinical findings between care providers.

Online Module

When completing the on-line module you will be presented with learning objectives, brief cases, questions for reflection (not scored), and interactive lessons with hyperlinks to engage you along the way. Once you complete the lessons, you will be presented with the Post Test (which requires a score of 80%) and then the Module Evaluation, followed by the opportunity to print your Continuing Education Certificate. Modules remain available for your future reference once you have completed them.