Diabetic patients with abnormal blood glucose levels experience increased length of stay in hospitals, higher rate of infection, and prolonged recovery from surgical procedures. This course provides information on the importance of maintaining stable blood glucose levels in diabetics, avoiding dangerous peaks and valleys associated with hyperglycemic and hypoglycemic events, and steps in making a successful transition to basal-bolus insulin therapy, applying basal-bolus treatment to patient

Topics include:

  • Benefits of Tight Glycemic Control
  • Advantages of Basal-Bolus Insulin Therapy
  • Blood Glucose Targets for Adult Diabetics
  • Insulin Calculations - Basal Dose, Prandial Dose, Correction Dose
  • Ordering Procedures - Interactive Demonstration, Learner Practice, Safety Precautions
  • Interactive Case Studies
  • *Patient Care Simulation, Learner Manages Patient Blood Glucose Over 4-day Hospital Stay
  • Assessment

*Special Feature: Patient Care Simulation

A diabetic patient is admitted to the hospital for a cardiovascular procedure, the learner must manage the patients' blood glucose levels using basal-bolus insulin therapy. This interactive simulation will challenge the learner to adjust their level of care to realistic fluctuations in blood glucose levels and other hidden faults that occur during the patients simulated 4-day hospital stay.