Diabetes Clinical Update

Diabetes Clinical Update

Course Expiration Date: 12/31/18

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the healthcare provider with an update to the clinical guidelines for diabetes.

Instructor: Jane Mauldin RN BSN CDE

Target Audience: Nurses, Dieticians and any other interested healthcare provider

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • State the benefits of good glycemic control for hospitalized patients and for outpatients.
  • State the definitions of different types of diabetes and how they are diagnosed.
  • Discuss how a normal pancreas works and demonstrate understanding of patients' insulin needs.
  • State the AACE/ADA recommendations/goals.
  • Design a strategy for educating patients with diabetes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of pattern management when assessing blood glucose readings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of nutrition principles for patients with diabetes.
  • State recommendations regarding exercise to patients with diabetes.
  • State the acute complications of diabetes and discuss causes and treatment.

Length of Course: 45 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 0.75 contact hour.

Dietitians: 0.75  hours of CPE for registered dietitians.

Upstate AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.075 CEUs (0.75 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.

Diabetes Types, Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia and Sick Day Management

Diabetes Types, Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia and Sick Day Management

Course Expiration Date: 1/31/19

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free. To enroll go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue box for "AHECU/Distance Education" and locate the course under the Diabetes Subcategory.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the healthcare provider with increased knowledge of the management of the diabetic client.

Instructor: Sarah P. Smith, MAT, RD, LD, CDE |  Quality Specialist, CDE The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME)

Target Audience: Nurses, Dieticians and any other interested healthcare provider

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  •  Identify symptoms, causes, prevention and treatment of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia

Length of Course: 60 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0 contact hour.

Dietitians: 1.0 hour of CPE for registered dietitians.

Upstate AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.1 CEU (0.1 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.

Diabetic Footcare for Healthcare Professionals

Diabetic Foot Care for Healthcare Professionals

Course Expiration Date: 4/30/18

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the healthcare provider with an update to the clinical guidelines for diabetes.

Instructor: Donna Burroughs ACNS-BC, CDE, CWCN

Target Audience: Nurses and any other interested healthcare provider

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe different levels of foot care.
  • Describe inspection and assessment of feet of patients at high risk; especially patients with diabetes, neuropathy and peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
  • Discuss the effects of diabetes related to foot care.

Length of Course: 60 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0 contact hour.

Upstate AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.1 CEUs (1.0 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.

How To Perform a Quick Foot Care Exam

How To Perform a Quick Foot Care Exam

Course Expiration Date: 10/31/18

This course is free.  

Course Description:  This program consists of 2 videos. One video discusses the importance of foot care exams for diabetic patients and the second video instructs practitioners on how to perform a quick foot care exam.

Instructor: Sarah P. Smith, MAT, RD, LD, CDE 

Target Audience: Nurses, APRNs, and any other healthcare professional

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • perform a quick foot care exam.

Length of Course: 20 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 0.3 contact hours.

Others:  This educational offering provides 0.03 CEUs (0.3 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring  no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.

Nutrition Management of Diabetes

Nutrition Management of Diabetes

Course Expiration Date: 1/31/19

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free. To enroll go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue box for "AHECU/Distance Education" and locate the course under the Diabetes Subcategory.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the healthcare provider with increased knowledge about how to manage nutrition for a patient with diabetes.

Instructor: Sarah P. Smith, MAT, RD, LD, CDE |  Quality Specialist, CDE The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME)

Target Audience: Nurses, Dieticians and any other interested healthcare provider

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Plan meals meeting the nutritional needs of persons with prediabetes and diabetes

Length of Course: 60 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0 contact hour.

Dietitians: 1.0 hour of CPE for registered dietitians.

Upstate AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.1 CEU (0.1 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.

Physical Activity and Medication Usage for Diabetes

Physical Activity and Medication Usage for Diabetes

Course Expiration Date: 1/31/19

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free. To enroll go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue box for "AHECU/Distance Education" and locate the course under the Diabetes Subcategory.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the healthcare provider with increased knowledge about current medications available for the control of blood glucose levels and the role of exercise in controlling blood glucose levels.

Instructor: Sarah P. Smith, MAT, RD, LD, CDE |  Quality Specialist, CDE The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME)

Target Audience: Nurses, Dieticians and any other interested healthcare provider

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Compare the currently available medications for controlling blood glucose levels
  • Discuss safety rules and goals for exercise for diabetic patients

Length of Course: 60 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0 contact hour.

Dietitians: 1.0 hour of CPE for registered dietitians.

Upstate AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.1 CEU (0.1 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.

Prevention of Long Term Complications of Diabetes

Prevention of Long Term Complications of Diabetes

Course Expiration Date: 1/31/19

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free. To enroll go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue box for "AHECU/Distance Education" and locate the course under the Diabetes Subcategory.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the healthcare provider with increased knowledge about how elevated blood glucose levels affect long term complications for diabetic patients.

Instructor: Sarah P. Smith, MAT, RD, LD, CDE |  Quality Specialist, CDE The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME)

Target Audience: Nurses, Dieticians and any other interested healthcare provider

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify long term complications of diabetes
  • Identify behaviors associated with better blood glucose control

Length of Course: 60 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0 contact hour.

Dietitians: 1.0 hour of CPE for registered dietitians.

Upstate AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.1 CEU (0.1 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.

Stress Management and Goals for Control for Diabetics

Stress Management and Goals for Control for Diabetics

Course Expiration Date: 1/31/19

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free. To enroll go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue box for "AHECU/Distance Education" and locate the course under the Diabetes Subcategory.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the healthcare provider with increased knowledge about how stress affects the diabetic patient and how to assist the diabetic patient with stress management. The course also covers glycemic control goals for diabetics, including hemoglobin A1C goals.

Instructor: Sarah P. Smith, MAT, RD, LD, CDE |  Quality Specialist, CDE The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME)

Target Audience: Nurses, Dieticians and any other interested healthcare provider

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify behaviors associated with better blood glucose control

Length of Course: 25 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 0.25 contact hour.

Dietitians: 0.25  hours of CPE for registered dietitians.

Upstate AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.025 CEUs (0.25 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.


Troubleshooting Blood Glucose

Troubleshooting Blood Glucose

Course Expiration Date: 1/31/19

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course is designed to teach the healthcare provider how to manage insulin for  patients based upon blood glucose readings.

Instructor: Jane Mauldin RN BSN CDE

Target Audience: Nurses, Dieticians and any other interested healthcare provider

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

•State situations and errors that contribute to hyperglycemia in the hospital setting.
•Identify the importance of basal insulin and sensitivity factor .
•Recognize common prescribing mistakes.
•Identify the role of intravenous insulin infusions and the proper way to transition a patient to subcutaneous insulin.
•List factors that prevent patients from practicing  good self-care.
•Identify tools to assist patients to increase self-care.
•Identify common errors with insulin pen use and identify the correct use of insulin pens.
•Identify coaching points for patients to interpret their blood glucose readings and make appropriate adjustments to their insulin.
•Identify how insulin pumps work and the needs of patients in the hospital who are on a pump.
•Identify the appropriate treatment of hypoglycemia and methods of prevention.

Length of Course: 30 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 0.5 contact hour.

Dietitians: 0.5 hours of CPE for registered dietitians.

Upstate AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.0.5 CEUs (0.5 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.