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Medical Complications in Post-Acute Care: Diabetes

presented by Cheryl Lehman, PhD, RN, CRRN

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Financial: Cheryl Lehman receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Cheryl Lehman has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course gives participants an overview of medical complications that can occur in the post-acute care setting, focusing on the management of diabetes. With patient acuity changing in this setting, patients with the potential for medical complications are more likely to be admitted. Participants will gain a renewed focus on medical-surgical conditions and the required nursing skills to competently care for these patients and prevent hospital readmissions.

This course is a part of a series discussing medical complications in complex patients, including the following topics:

Introduction & Infection Management | Pulmonary and Cardiac | Diabetes | Fluids and Acid/Base Balance | Endocrine and Shock

Meet Your Instructor

Cheryl Lehman, PhD, RN, CRRN

Dr. Cheryl Lehman has been a registered nurse since graduating from the Decatur Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1978. Since that time, she earned a BSN from Maryville University-St. Louis in 1990; an MSN in Adult Health Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston in the Clinical Nurse Specialist role…

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1. DKA and HHS

Diabetic complications including diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state are possible in the patient in the post-acute care setting. Early recognition of diabetic complications is vital to maintenance of patient health. This chapter reviews diabetic complications, as well as early and late signs for which to monitor.

2. Hypoglycemia

This chapter covers additional diabetes complications including hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, and implications of the maintenance of patient help.

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