Diabetes Boot Camp 1 Nov10, 2023
Attendees will learn the nurse's role in successfully preparing a patient for discharge including how to perform diabetes education which includes: blood glucose monitoring, carbohydrate counting, insulin administration, impact of exercise, & hyper/hypoglycemia.
Upon completion of this program the learner will be able to:
1. State the mission and goal of Diabetes Boot Camp.
2. Discuss the information a nurse must know to prepare a patient with diabetes for a safe discharge.
3. Explain the impact exercise/activity has on blood glucose levels.
4. Review the steps involved in teaching patients how to perform self-blood glucose monitoring at home.
5. Demonstrate how to both count carbohydrates and to dose insulin using carbohydrate counting.
6. Discuss the best practices for insulin administration during hospitalization and for patients at home
7. Differentiate between symptoms of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
8. Explain proper response to hypoglycemia using the Rule of 15.
Kellie Antinori-Lent, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES
Arley Henry, RN, MSN, RN, CDCES, CCTN
Katy Hawkins, RD, LDN, CDCES 0.5
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 Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This knowledge-based activity provides 6.25 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of
participation in this activity.
- 6.25 ACPE PharmacyThe UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
- 6.25 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