CNA: When Your Patient is Diabetic
The goal of this course is to help CNAs learn about caring for people with diabetes during their hospital stay.

Course Publication Date: August 22, 2018

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

Author:Anita Rothera RN, BS
Course No:CNA-DIABETES-18
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:CNAs
  

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Learning Objectives
  • Describe better ways to use the diabetes specialist nurse.
  • Discuss better ways to use patients’ skills while in the hospital.
  • Discuss micro- and macrovascular diseases which are caused by persistent hyperglycemia.
  • Describe the cost of hospitalization of diabetic patients compared to patients without diabetes.
  • Name four conditions that can cause high blood sugar.
  • Name four conditions that can cause low blood sugar.
  • List four drugs that increase blood sugar levels.
  • List four drugs that can decrease blood sugar levels.
  • State two chronic complications that can cause hospitalization of a patient with diabetes.
  • State two acute complications that can cause hospitalization of a patient with diabetes.
  • Name two main areas of concern if a diabetic patients’ discharge is inadequately planned.


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