Understanding Diabetes Sick-Day and Surgery Management
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about their diabetes patients during an illness or surgery.

Course Publication Date: March 13, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:DSS030718
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues

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Learning Objectives
  • Describe the physiological effects of illness and surgery on blood glucose concentrations, ketone levels, and fluid and electrolyte balance.
  • Identify assessment information needed preoperatively.
  • Identify sick-day situations that require evaluation and possible treatment in an office/clinic, emergency room or hospital setting.
  • Explain the importance of euglycemia during the perioperative period.
  • Explain postoperative concerns.


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