Diabetes Boot Camp-1 07132021
This is a program for bedside nurses who are newer to nursing, new to Shadyside, and/or nurses who need more information about the preparation necessary for rendering proper care to patients with diabetes. There is a slight emphasis on patients who have been newly diagnosed with diabetes, but the content is useful for teaching all patients with diabetes.
The target audience is comprised of bedside nurses, particularly newer nurses, who need to learn more information about what their patients with diabetes need to know in order to prepare for discharge. Other people will be welcome to attend if they are interested.
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.
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.
- 6.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 6.50 Attendance