Update on Diabetic Retinopathy
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about diabetic retinopathy, what causes it, factors that influence whether someone with diabetes develops diabetic retinopathy, disease progression, and treatment options for each stage plus much more.

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:DR062521
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Geriatric Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Learning Objectives
  • List four risk factors that influence whether someone with diabetes develops diabetic retinopathy.

  • Name two of the four specific features that may be noted on ophthalmoscopic exam of someone with mild non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

  • Identify three factors for assessing function with vision loss.

  • Describe the stages of diabetic retinopathy and appropriate treatment for each stage.

  • Name three treatment options for advanced cases of diabetic retinopathy.

  • List three other ophthalmic conditions that may occur in people with diabetes.

  • Discuss the Ophthalmologic Examination Schedule recommended for people with diabetes.

  • List three exercise activities to avoid if a patient has diabetic retinopathy.


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