Diabetes Boot Camp-1

May 20, 2021

This is an all-day program intended to prepare nurses to properly teach essential life skills to patients with diabetes.  The program is open to anyone interested in properly providing teaching to patients, but it will be most valuable to newer nurses and those with limited knowledge about teaching patients with diabetes.  

Target Audience

Newer nurses and those with limited knowledge about teaching patients with diabetes. 

Learning Objectives

1. Explain general principles of self-mgmt skills that must be taught to all patients with DM.

2. Discuss the 5 survival skills that must be taught to patients with diabetes prior to discharge. 

3. State how much time/week a patient with diabetes should exercise.

4. Discuss process for correctly monitoring glucose at home.

5. Explain the difference between a carbohydrate choice and grams of carbohydrates.

6. Use carb counting to calculate a sample meal dose of insulin.

7.  Explain proper storage and administration of insulin.

8. Discuss nursing implications related to administration of medications given for diabetes.

9.  Synthesize a plan to use when teaching a patient newly diagnosed with diabetes.

10. Discuss symptoms and treatments for hypo and hyperglycemia.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/19/2021
Course expires: 
07/25/2021
Event starts: 
05/20/2021 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
05/20/2021 - 4:30pm
UPMC Shadyside Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
United States

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.  The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is   6.5   contact hours.

Available Credit

  • 6.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.50 Attendance
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