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

Course Publication Date: September 17, 2021

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:DPH062521
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
  
Learning Objectives
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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