Diabetes Patients in the Hospital
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn how to better care for patients with diabetes during their hospital stay.

Course Publication Date: August 09, 2019

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:CDP070219
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss some of the poor experiences people with diabetes in the hospital often describe.
  • Describe some of the protocols for care of people with diabetes that should be in place in hospitals.
  • List five of the class topics that might be included in diabetes education classes.
  • Identify better use of the diabetes specialist nurse.
  • Identify ways to better document patients’ experiences during their hospital stay.
  • Discuss ways to better use patients’ skills while in the hospital.
  • Describe improved discharge planning and referral to community nursing services.
  • Name five conditions that commonly affect hyperglycemia.
  • Name five conditions that commonly affect hypoglycemia.
  • List four diabetes-related causes for hospital admission that have to do with long-term chronic complications.
  • List four diabetes-related causes for hospital admission that have to do with acute complications.


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