How does it work?
With your live seminar registration, we send you a confirmation letter with a special code that allows you to access these narrated powerpoint courses 24 hours a day, from any computer. All of our online courses are accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12640 and the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) DI002. Since we are recognized by CDR, all hours earned can be used toward CDE®
, regardless of profession.
11 Bonus CEs for those attending Diabetes Educator Course
CDE® Exam Toolkit- 2.0 Hours
Includes 201 computer based diabetes test questions in this informative online course. Our test questions are designed to help you identify content areas to focus your study time. In addition, our narrated course will describe qualifications, test content, study strategies and test taking tips. We will review sample test questions and provide a rationale for the answers. Join us to transform your test anxiety into calm self-confidence. No CE credit is provided for this online course. What is provided is lots of great information on test-taking readiness and the opportunity to practice taking a computerized exam.
- Qualifications to take the exam
- Exam format and content
- Study strategies
- Test taking tips
Diabetes Standards of Care – 1.5 CE
In this session we update listeners on the 2017 ADA Standards including any major changes. We highlight the 14 sections of the standards and help you hone in on the areas that affect your practice most.
- Updates to Standards
- Highlights of the 14 Sections
Insulin Pattern Management Gone Crazy – Part 2 – 1.5 CEs
The goal of this program is to develop an improved understanding of managing glucose levels through insulin therapy. Learn about insulin dosing strategies, based on the patient assessment, insulin sensitivity and other considerations. Strategies to increase patients’ comfort and knowledge about insulin therapy will also be discussed. Real patient data and issues are incorporated into each case study to increase real life application.
- Explore the importance of patient assessment in determining a realistic dosing strategy.
- Discuss strategies to initiate and modify insulin therapy with a focus on safety.
- List strategies on adjusting bolus and basal insulin to achieve glucose targets.
Meds Management for Type 2 – A Patient Centered Approach – 1.5 CEs (Part 2)
This advanced level course is designed to help participants determine the best medication choice based on the patient’s unique characteristics. The content incorporates the NEW 2015 management guidelines developed by the American Diabetes Association and the AACE. We will discuss the role of lifestyle changes and review the pros and cons of available diabetes medications using a patient centered approach. In addition, we discuss the new medication algorithm in detail. Participants will gain valuable insights into developing an individualized plan to treat hyperglycemia in collaboration with the person with diabetes. Participants not familiar with the basics of diabetes medication, may benefit from first enrolling in our “Meds for Type 2” and “Insulin 101 Course” for a detailed review of the basics of medication, insulin therapy and pattern management.
- Discuss a patient centered approach to manage hyperglycemia.
- Describe the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes and the importance of glucose control.
- State strategies therapeutic strategies to treat hyperglycemia from lifestyle to medications.
- Discuss how the unique characteristics of patients determine the best approach to hyperglycemic management.
Hyperglycemic Crisis – DKA and HHS (new for 2014) – 0.6 CE
Discusses common causes of hyperglycemia and strategies to get blood glucose levels to goal. Topics include hyperglycemia secondary to medications and insulin deprivation. The difference and similarities between Diabetes Ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Syndrome are also covered. Treatment strategies for all situations are included. Objectives:
- Describe common causes of hyperglycemic crises
- Discuss the difference and similarities between DKA and HHS.State 2 treatment strategies for each of the hyperglycemic crises situations.
- Describe causes and treatment of hyperglycemic crises
Setting Up A Successful Diabetes Program – Online Course – 1.5 CE
This program provides you with a succinct overview-becoming-a-diabetes-educator of the critical elements required in setting up an accredited diabetes self-management program. We review the essentials of program development including the advisory committee, outcome measures, billing issues and marketing strategies. If you are thinking of taking the CDE®
exam, this course provides insights into the exam philosophy and also highlights critical content areas. Objectives:
- Discuss the steps involved in setting up a Diabetes Program
- Describe a needs assessment
- List program essentials
- State administrative aspects
- Discuss marketing strategies for success
Hospital and Hyperglycemia – Getting to Goal – Online Course – 1.5 CE
Recent research has demonstrated the importance of glucose control during hospitalization to improve outcomes not only in the inpatient setting but after discharge. This web clinic will review the evidence that supports inpatient glucose control and outline practical strategies to achieve targets in the inpt setting. We will provide templates of subcutaneous and insulin drip order sets and other resources to get you started. Objectives:
- Describe the impact of hyperglycemia in the hospital setting
- Discuss the importance of inpatient glucose control
- State 3 strategies to get glucose to goal in the hospital setting. List ADA’s new treatment goal
Women and Diabetes- 1.0 CE
Women with diabetes are confronted with a variety of issues that require special attention, education and understanding. This online course reviews those special needs while focusing on Gestational Diabetes and Pre-Existing Diabetes. Included are the most recent diagnostic criteria, management goals and prevention of complications during pregnancy. A helpful review for the CDEÂ® Exam and for those who want more information on Women with Diabetes. Objectives:
1. Describe 3 issues that affect women with diabetes 2. Discuss the unique attributes of pre-existing diabetes in pregnancy and gestational diabetes 3. State the diagnostic criteria and management goals for gestational diabetes 4. List potential short term and long term complications of fetal exposure to hypoglycemia 5. Discuss prevention measures to keep mother and baby healthy
Tots to Teens -Diabetes Standards of Care– 1.2 CE
Recorded in June, 2015 this course included updated goals and guidelines for children living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This course discusses the special issues diabetes educators need to be aware of when working with children with diabetes and their families. We discuss the clinical presentation of diabetes, goals of care and normal growth and development through the early years through adolescence. Strategies to prevent acute and long term complications are included with an emphasis on positive coping for family and child with diabetes.
Objectives: 1. Discuss goals of care for Type 1 and Type 2 Kids with diabetes 2. State strategies to prevent acute and chronic complications 3. Discuss importance of positive psychosocial adjustment and resources
Older Adults and Diabetes- 1.5 CEs
We are living longer and more people are getting diabetes. The older population has unique issues and special needs that require consideration as we provide diabetes self-management education. This online course highlights key areas of assessment, intervention and advocacy for older clients living with diabetes. Objectives:
- Describe self-management considerations for older individuals
- List strategies to prevent complications and maintain optimal quality of life
- Discuss the role of the Diabetes Educator as advocate
*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.”