These specialized courses are designed as the next step after completing our Level 1 Fundamentals Courses or as an opportunity to expand your knowledge base. The topics are handpicked by our experts and designed to increase your breadth of knowledge across the lifespan and across the care continuum. From Acute Hyperglycemic Crises to Diabetes in Youth, these courses advance your journey and polish your skills. Our straight forward course content will provide you with information you can use in your clinical setting while providing critical content for the diabetes educator exam.
Intended Audience: This library of critical information is designed for individual or groups of diabetes educators, including RNs, RDs, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants and other health care providers interested in staying up to date on current practices of care for their patients with diabetes and preparing for the CDCES Exam.
Instructor: Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM is a working educator and a nationally recognized diabetes expert for over 25 years.
All hours earned count toward your CDCES® Accreditation Information
Earn 16.80 CEs (Group Discounts Available)
Topics included in Level 2 Bundle:
Based on the NEW Psychosocial Care ADA Standards, this course provides a framework to assess patient barriers to behavior change. We explore psychosocial issues that may be blocking patients from adopting healthier behaviors and provides strategies to identify and overcome these barriers. Life studies are used to apply theory to real life situations.
Recent research has demonstrated the importance of glucose control during hospitalization to improve outcomes not only in the inpatient setting but after discharge. This course reviews the evidence that supports inpatient glucose control and outline practical strategies to achieve targets in the inpatient setting. We provide templates of subcutaneous and insulin drip order sets. Join us to learn the latest in managing hyperglycemia in the hospital.
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.
Have you wondered what REALLY is meant by Insulin Resistance? This course takes a close look at insulin resistance syndrome and vascular complications. We discuss the impact of vessel disease from the heart to the toes. Included is a discussion of identifying and preventing vascular disease and the goals of care.
People with diabetes are at increased risk of Lower Extremity Complications. This course reviews the steps involved in performing a detailed assessment of the lower extremities, including how to use a monofilament and tuning fork to detect neuropathy. We also discuss the significance of Ankle Brachial Index and strategies to prevent lower extremity complications.
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 management guidelines published by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Algorithms. 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 medication algorithms in detail. Participants not familiar with the basics of diabetes medication, may benefit from first enrolling in our “Meds for Type 2” and “Insulin 101 Course.”
This course provides you with the need-to-know information regarding the microvascular complications of diabetes. We start with a brief overview of the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations then sum up with prevention strategies and screening guidelines. This straight forward program will provide you with information you can use in your clinical setting and also provides critical content for the diabetes educator exam.
Provides critical information of the ADA goals of care for older adults. Blood glucose, blood pressure and lipid goals are based on the unique characteristics of the older individual and carefully co-determined based on their cognitive and functional status. These guidelines provide specific targets based on careful and detailed assessment of their status and life situation. This online course highlights key areas of assessment, intervention and advocacy for older clients living with diabetes.
The goal of this advanced level program is to develop an improved understanding of managing glucose levels through adjusting insulin therapy based on patterns. Learn about insulin dosing strategies, based on an individualized 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.
This program provides you with a succinct overview of the latest standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Support Programs. If you are taking the CDCES Exam or considering setting up a DSME program, this program is designed for you. We review the 10 standards and provide strategies on implementation. In addition, we discuss Medicare Reimbursement and covered benefits. This course provides insights into the exam philosophy and also highlights critical content areas.
This course includes 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.
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.
Fee: $169.00 (Group Discounts Available)
Course Level: 2
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April 14, 2021 – April 16, 2021
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August 6 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
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September 20 11:30 am – 1:00 pm