Nursing: Diabetes Prevention and Management for Healthcare Professionals
29.95
Online
Elective
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About this Course

Diabetes is a significant health problem in the United States and throughout the world. It is imperative that the healthcare community take aggressive steps to reduce the number of Americans who have the disease and to promote more effective treatment so that persons with diabetes can enjoy their maximum quality of life. This education program presents information on both the impact of the disease and how to provide effective healthcare professional interventions to those affected.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Discuss the incidence and prevalence of diabetes mellitus.
  • Explain the financial and societal impact of diabetes mellitus.
  • Describe the normal anatomy and physiology of the pancreas.
  • Differentiate among the different types of diabetes mellitus.
  • Discuss the pathologies of the different types of diabetes mellitus.
  • Explain the screening guidelines for diabetes mellitus.
  • Identify risk factors for the development of diabetes mellitus.
  • Describe the presenting clinical manifestations of each type of diabetes mellitus.
  • Explain the process of diagnosing diabetes mellitus.
  • Describe strategies for the management of diabetes mellitus.
  • Identify the potential complications of diabetes mellitus.
  • Describe healthcare professional interventions when caring for persons with diabetes mellitus.
  • Discuss the educational needs of diabetic patients and their families.

About the Author
Adrianne Avillion, DEd, RN

Adrianne E. Avillion is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and healthcare author. She earned a doctoral degree in adult education, an MS in nursing from Penn State University, and a BSN from Bloomsburg University. Dr. Avillion has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care and physical medicine and rehabilitation settings, as well as numerous leadership roles in professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. Dr. Avillion owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for healthcare professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development.

About the Reviewer
Mary C. Ross, PhD., RN

Dr. Ross is an experienced nursing clinician and educator.  She has clinical expertise in nursing and various medical-surgical areas. Dr. Ross has had numerous research grants, and multiple publications and presentations.  In addition to a BSN and an MSN, she has a doctorate in nursing. 

Course ID: 49181
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Diabetes Prevention and Management for Healthcare Professionals

29.95
About this Course

Diabetes is a significant health problem in the United States and throughout the world. It is imperative that the healthcare community take aggressive steps to reduce the number of Americans who have the disease and to promote more effective treatment so that persons with diabetes can enjoy their maximum quality of life. This education program presents information on both the impact of the disease and how to provide effective healthcare professional interventions to those affected.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Discuss the incidence and prevalence of diabetes mellitus.
  • Explain the financial and societal impact of diabetes mellitus.
  • Describe the normal anatomy and physiology of the pancreas.
  • Differentiate among the different types of diabetes mellitus.
  • Discuss the pathologies of the different types of diabetes mellitus.
  • Explain the screening guidelines for diabetes mellitus.
  • Identify risk factors for the development of diabetes mellitus.
  • Describe the presenting clinical manifestations of each type of diabetes mellitus.
  • Explain the process of diagnosing diabetes mellitus.
  • Describe strategies for the management of diabetes mellitus.
  • Identify the potential complications of diabetes mellitus.
  • Describe healthcare professional interventions when caring for persons with diabetes mellitus.
  • Discuss the educational needs of diabetic patients and their families.

About the Author
Adrianne Avillion, DEd, RN

Adrianne E. Avillion is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and healthcare author. She earned a doctoral degree in adult education, an MS in nursing from Penn State University, and a BSN from Bloomsburg University. Dr. Avillion has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care and physical medicine and rehabilitation settings, as well as numerous leadership roles in professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. Dr. Avillion owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for healthcare professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development.

About the Reviewer
Mary C. Ross, PhD., RN

Dr. Ross is an experienced nursing clinician and educator.  She has clinical expertise in nursing and various medical-surgical areas. Dr. Ross has had numerous research grants, and multiple publications and presentations.  In addition to a BSN and an MSN, she has a doctorate in nursing. 

Course ID: 49181