Understanding Diabetes - for Healthcare Assistants - 1.0 CE

09-28-2018 02:56 AM

Course Description

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the population worldwide. Diabetes can be a complex and fatal disease, if not treated appropriately. It can lead to systemic complications affecting many organ systems, and is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. Because of these staggering numbers, it is likely that nursing assistants in all healthcare settings, will encounter a diabetic patient.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the different types of diabetes
  • Understand common complications of diabetes
  • Explore treatment options
  • Review the process for obtaining a blood sugar level
Intended Audience

This course is designed to assist the nursing assistant by providing an overview of diabetes.

CE Information

This course is approved for 1.00 contact hours by the American Medical Certification Association. Upon course completion, this course can be submitted as 1.00 CEU towards the 10 CEU requirement for recertification set forth by the AMCA Certification Board.

Click here for a list of additional AMCA Approved CE Courses from Medline University and the corresponding CE credits for each. 

Course Authors

This course was written by Megan Stewart, M.D.; Jessica Taylor, R.N.; and Brenda Kozak, M.S.N., R.N., C.N.E.

Megan Stewart is a physician with training in General Surgery.

Jessica Taylor has a Master’s degree in nursing and experience in emergency and critical care nursing, with board certification in emergency nursing and a trauma nurse specialist license.

Brenda Kozak is a certified nurse educator with 18 years of clinical experience in nursing, who earned her Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on education.