This module provides nurses with pertinent information to guide comprehensive nursing care and education of women with pregestational and gestational diabetes during the perinatal period. The module presents appropriate nursing assessment; interventions and strategies for medical nutrition therapy, insulin therapy, use of oral antidiabetes medications and exercise; and evaluation and impact of vascular disease in pregnancy. Nurses can play a pivotal role as patient advocate and coordinator of the multidisciplinary team required to care for women with diabetes in the perinatal period.
This course was developed by the March of Dimes, which will provide the contact hours and process the continuing education tests. The March of Dimes is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. It has been assigned code 6R2GNS-PRV-06.
They offer courses on a broad range of topics designed to help perinatal nurses integrate scientific and clinical advances into the care of mothers and babies. Nursing modules are written for nurses, by nurses, and are a cost-effective way for nurses and certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) to earn continuing education credit.