Diabetes Basics for the Inpatient Nurse

Diabetes Basics for the Inpatient Nurse

Identification: MSNJ1808
Issue: May-June 2018
Volume: Vol. 27/No. 3
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 06/30/2020
  • 1.30 - CH

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Nurses need to understand strategies for optimal diabetes care for hospitalized patients. Inpatient blood glucose target values, hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia common and appropriate nursing interventions are outlined. Medications causing glucose variations are discussed, and monitoring and mealtime medication timing or stressed. Patient survival skills education also is outlined.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to outline strategies to provide optimal care to hospitalized patients with diabetes.

Learning Engagement Activity:
• Do you have a procedure for nurse-initiated strategies for treating hypoglycemia at your place of employment? If not, do you think a protocol would be helpful?
• Are you familiar with the 15/15 rule for treating hypoglycemia? If it is new information, access the following resource: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/i...

Contact hours available until 6/30/2020.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The author(s), editor, editorial board, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5387. Licensees in the state of California must retain this certificate for four years after the CNE activity is completed.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, AMSN Education Director.


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Expired On: Jun 30, 2020

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Dawn Stiner
6/14/18 3:34 pm

Great article!

LauraAnn Bridges
7/8/18 3:51 pm

This article reassures me that my hospital and unit are following a well established hypoglycemic protocol. It is not to see this information in article form rather than a hospital policy. thank you

Frank Haecker
8/17/18 3:50 am

It was informative and relevant.

Evon Richardson
10/8/18 11:51 pm

Enjoy reading information very informative.

Doris GipsonThomas
10/11/18 2:23 pm

very interesting facts/figures

Rachel Mathew
3/14/19 1:29 am

helpful in outline strategies to provide optimal care.

Jagir Kaur
8/27/19 1:18 am

Very valuable article.

Sandra LaPointe
10/7/19 11:18 am

I found the table of other medications/medical issues that could interfere with glucose management to be something I would like to share with my fellow RN's.

Choang Lai
5/7/20 12:59 pm

Excellent review in the care of diabetic patients.

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