Goal and Learning Outcomes
The purpose of this continuing education program is to provide nurses, physicians, dietitians, and dietary managers with the principles of insulin dosage adjustment to increase their general understanding of insulin therapy. Descriptions and examples will illustrate the prospective and retrospective approaches, rationale for carbohydrate counting, and practical guidelines for using various insulins: lispro (Humalog), aspart (NovoLog), glulisine (Apidra), glargine (Lantus, Toujeo), detemir (Levemir), degludec (Tresiba), regular/standard insulin, inhaled insulin (Afrezza), and NPH or neutral protamine Hagedorn insulin. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Name three common problems with blood glucose that occur at night
- Explain the advantages and disadvantages of an insulin pump
- Explain five general guidelines for adjusting insulin dosage
- Discuss the difference between the retrospective and the prospective approaches for adjusting insulin
- Describe three components of the prospective approach for adjusting insulin
Effective 8/1/2014, the Florida Board of Nursing will not accept contact hours offered in tenth hour increments (example: 1.6 contact hours). Course contact hours will be rounded down to the nearest half hour (example: 1.6 contact hours becomes 1.5 contact hours, 1.4 contact hours becomes 1.0 contact hours). This course will be reported to CE Broker for FL RNs, LPNs, ARNPs, and CNSs as 3 hours.
In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
For Florida professionals:
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