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Course Description

Diabetes during pregnancy can provide a special challenge to the patient and her health care providers. The effects of poorly controlled blood glucose levels can result in life-threatening effects for both the mother and the fetus. This course provides an overview of the signs, symptoms, and treatment of diabetes during pregnancy.

Course Purpose

The goal of this course is to provide the health care professional with an overview of diabetes, the types of diabetes, and the metabolic changes that occur during diabetic pregnancies. The signs and symptoms of pregestational and gestational diabetes will be discussed, and treatment options (including diet, exercise, and medication) will be addressed. New treatment options will also be explored.

Course Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Define diabetes and identify its scope in the United States.
  2. Identify the major health impacts of diabetes.
  3. Explain the role of hormones and other body chemicals on insulin production.
  4. Briefly describe the pathophysiology of diabetes.
  5. Identify the five main types of diabetes and describe their major characteristics.
  6. Describe the metabolic changes that occur in a normal pregnancy.
  7. Identify maternal complications from diabetes.
  8. Identify fetal and neonatal effects of diabetes.
  9. Describe the major characteristics of pregestational diabetes.
  10. Identify White's main classifications of diabetes in pregnancy.
  11. Identify key components of screening and treatment for the patient with GDM.
  12. Describe general management techniques for the pregnant woman with diabetes, including diet, exercise, and medication therapies.
  13. Identify tests used to assess placental function and fetal well-being.
  14. Describe major management issues for the pregnant woman during the intrapartum, labor and delivery, and postpartum periods.
  15. Describe new therapies for the pregnant woman with diabetes, including oral hypoglycemic agents, insulin pump therapy, and islet cell transplantation.

Topics

  • Advance Practice
  • Cardiology
  • Case Management
  • Diabetes
  • Long-Term Care
  • Maternal Child
  • Neonatal
  • Nutrition
  • OB/GYN
  • Perinatal
  • Social Work
  • Wellness
  • Women's Health

Professions

  • Acupuncture
  • Dietetics/Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Education
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Other
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work

Accreditation

American Board of Managed Care Nursing - The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions' ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).

ANCC—American Nurses Credentialing Center - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AOTA—American Occupational Therapy Association - American Occupational Therapy Association.

ASWB—Association of Social Work Boards - Association of Social Work Boards.

California Board of Behavioral Sciences - California Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider Number PCE 1564. Course meets the qualifications for the stated hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

California Board of Registered Nurses - Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 14693 for the number of hours stated.

California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section - The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE BROKER after successful completion.

Florida Board of Massage Therapy - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Florida Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of nursing (CE Provider # 50-12076). Courses are automatically submitted to CE Broker.

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Board of Respiratory Care - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

NAADAC—The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors - ALLEGRA Learning is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #813).

NCBTMB—National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider Number 451562-11.

State Accreditation

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in...

  • All States
  • Cost: $30.00

  • Contact Hours: 3.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.30

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