Having diabetes significantly increases a patient’s risk of having a stroke, having a longer recovery and more residual effects from a stroke and having additional strokes.
This course provides the participant with a greater understanding of the diabetes disease process, proper management of diabetes and how to minimize the risks. Barbara also discusses additional challenges a diabetic stroke patient may present.
|Contact Hours: 1||
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: CNA, LVN/LPN, NP, OT/COTA, PT/PTA, RN, SLP|
|Instructional Level: Beginner|
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- Risk factors, modifiable and unmodifiable
- Diagnostic criteria
- Clinical Inertial
- Recommended glucose targets
- What BG level is considered hypoglycemic
- Symptoms, causes and risks
- Similarities of hypoglycemia and stroke symptoms
- Proper treatment of hypoglycemia
- Emergent care
- Glucose management in and out of ICU
- Proper insulin management
- Similarities of hyperglycemia and stroke
- Easier insulin delivery and monitoring
- Patient independence
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is designed to instruct the healthcare professional on the risks of diabetes leading to a stroke.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Recognize the differences and explain the pathophysiology of Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, and Pre-Diabetes
- Identify the signs and symptoms as well as the diagnostic criteria and risk factors for diabetes
- Recognize how diabetes increases risk of stroke
- Recognize signs and symptoms of Hypoglycemia and understand proper treatment
- Recognize special needs of stroke patients with diabetes.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 1
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Instructional Level: Beginner
Course Type: Webinar
The course materials for this course are available in our online format available instantly or by mail.
This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Beginner level, Related area)
Financial - Barbara Gruennert, RN,BSN,CDE is employed by Good Shepherd Medical Center and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial — No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist. No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.