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.