The course has been approved for 4 hours by the Commission on Case Manager Certification for 2007, 2008, 2009, 1/15/10 through 12/31/10, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
The purpose of this course 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), detemir (Levemir), regular/standard insulin 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 the 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.