Level 4 | Adv Practice & BC-ADM Courses

Advanced Practice & BC-ADM Courses

Level 4 – Online courses for the Advanced Diabetes Professional

These courses are specifically geared toward Advanced Practice and experienced health care professionals who provide high-level diabetes management and care.

This fast paced content is designed to build on previous significant diabetes management experience and for those considering becoming Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM).

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Level 4 Advanced Bundle – Earn 6.75 CE’s

Online Course Topics Below You can purchase individual courses for $29 each (see below) or purchase online CE Bundles by topic and save 49%. You choose which is best for you.

Free Live Webinar – Peparing to Become a BC-ADM Becoming a BC-ADM is a great achievement for diabetes educators working as NPs, PAs, advanced practice nurses, registered dietitians, or registered pharmacist. This webinar will review certification requirements, exam eligibility and test format, along with a review of study tips and test taking tactics. We will review sample test questions, and the reasoning behind choosing the right answers.  We hope you can join us for this webinar.

Level 4 Advanced Bundle – $79.00 (4 courses)

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Level 4 Course Topics

1.  Critical Assessment of the Patient with Diabetes » 2.25 CE‘s

This advanced level course includes a complete assessment of the patient with diabetes or hyperglycemia. Through case studies and real life situations, we discover often hidden causes of hyperglycemia and other complications, such as liver disease. We delve into insulin therapy for complicated patient situations and discuss management strategies for other conditions associated with hyperglycemia such as Cystic Fibrosis, Cancer and Transplants. Join us for this unique and interesting approach to detecting the hidden complications of diabetes.

Objectives:
Part 1

  • Identify common yet often under diagnosed complications associated with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  • State strategies to identify previously undiscovered diabetes complications during patient assessments.

Part 2

  • Discuss links between hyperglycemia and other conditions including, cancer, transplant, cystic fibrosis and liver disease.

2.  Basal Bolus Insulin Therapy in the Hospital Setting » 2.0 CEs

Glucose control in the hospital matters! This course provides participants with a step-by-step approach to safely and effectively implement Basal Bolus Insulin Therapy in the inpatient setting. We discuss appropriate insulin dosing based on the patient’s clinical presentation and apply dosing strategies to a variety of case studies. Included are hard-to-manage situations that commonly occur in hospital settings and a discussion of solutions that will keep patients safe and get glucose levels to goal. In addition, sample basal/bolus and insulin drip guidelines plus lots of resource articles are included. This online course is designed for individuals and is also available for institutions.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss the importance of inpatient glucose control.
  • Describe the goals of care
  • Describe basal bolus insulin therapy
  • Discuss appropriate insulin therapy considerations for a variety of situations.

3.  New Horizons – Getting to the Gut » 1.0 CEs

Join us to learn about the exciting advances in our understanding of the pathology of diabetes and novel approaches to prevention. We will discuss trends in diabetes diagnosis and classification.  The role and and importance of gut bacteria in the pathology of type 1 and type 2 will explored. A detailed discussion on emerging research and clinical trial on interventions to delay or prevent diabetes is also included.

Objectives:

  • Describe trends in diabetes
  • Discuss current research in the importance of gut bacteria.
  • Describe 2 interventions to delay or prevent diabetes.

4.  Cancer and Diabetes » 1.5 CEs

Patients with cancer often experience hyperglycemia secondary to treatment, which can increase risk of infection and compromise their nutritional status. In addition, recent research has identified the link between diabetes and cancer. Join us to learn more about this unexpected link and treatment strategies for steroid induced hyperglycemia using a case study approach.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the relationship between cancer, hyperglycemia and insulin resistance.
  2. State 3 benefits of normalizing glucose levels during chemotherapy.
  3. Using a case study approach, discuss strategies to improve glucose levels and quality of life.

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*Certified Diabetes Educator® and CDE® are registered marks owned by NCBDE. The use of DES products do not guarantee successful passage of the CDE® exam. NCBDE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDE® exam, except for those published by NCBDE.”

**To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE), continuing education activities must be applicable to diabetes and approved by a provider on the NCBDE List of Recognized Providers (www.ncbde.org). NCBDE does not approve continuing education. Diabetes Education Services is accredited/approved by the Commission of Dietetic Registration which is on the list of NCBDE Recognized Providers.”

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