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

Course Publication Date: August 04, 2020

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:CNA-DIABETES-20
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:CNAs
  
Learning Objectives
  • 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.

  • 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.



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