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Level 4 | Advanced Level & Specialty Topic Courses | 13 CEs

Level 4 | Advanced Level & Specialty Topic Courses | 13 CEs

$ 129.00

One Year Subscription | 10 online courses | Earn 13 CE’s

This bundle is specifically designed for healthcare professionals who want to learn more about Specialty Topics for their clinical practice or for those who are studying for the Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) certification exam.

In each webinar, Coach Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM highlights the critical content of each topic area so you can focus your study time most efficiently. She also launches multiple poll questions that highlight key concepts to help students assess their knowledge and learn the best test-taking strategies. 

Each individual online course includes a: video presentation, podcast, practice test, and additional resources. After purchase, you have immediate access to your courses for 1 full year.

All of our topics are filled with clinical pearls and information you can use in your practice setting. We offer a wealth of information for those wanting to take their diabetes knowledge to the next level! The majority of students that take this bundle, go on to pass the exam. Check out our Graduate Success Stories. 

Accreditation Information

Intended Audience: This library of critical information is designed for individuals or groups of diabetes specialists, including RNs, RDs, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, and other health care providers interested in staying up to date on current practices of care for people with diabetes and preparing for the BC-ADM Certification Exam.

Working at an advanced level or preparing to take the BC-ADM can be a time of tremendous personal and professional growth as you delve into the complexities of diabetes, from the management of co-conditions to considering new horizons in care.  We are here to support your advancement through this bundle of Level 4 courses.

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Topics included in Level 4 Bundle:

Basal Bolus Therapy in Hospitals |1.5 CEs

Glucose control in the hospital matters! This course provides participants with a step-by-step approach to safely and effectively implement Basal Bolus Insulin Therapy in the inpatient setting. We discuss appropriate insulin dosing based on the patient’s clinical presentation and apply dosing strategies to a variety of case studies. Included are hard-to-manage situations that commonly occur in hospital settings and a discussion of solutions that will keep patients safe and get glucose levels to goal. In addition, sample basal/bolus and insulin drip guidelines plus lots of resource articles are included. 

Objectives:

  1. Discussing appropriate insulin dosing based on the patient's clinical presentation
  2. Applying dosing strategies to a variety of case studies
  3. Introduce hard-to-manage situations that commonly occur in hospital settings
  4. A discussion of solutions that will keep patients safe and get glucose levels to goal
  5. Sample basal/bolus and insulin drip guidelines plus lots of resource articles are included

Cancer and Diabetes |1.25 CEs

Patients with cancer often experience hyperglycemia secondary to treatment, which can increase risk of infection and compromise their nutritional status. In addition, recent research has identified the link between diabetes and cancer. Join us to learn more about this unexpected link and treatment strategies for steroid induced hyperglycemia using a case study approach.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the relationship between cancer, hyperglycemia and insulin resistance.
  2. State 3 benefits of normalizing glucose levels during chemotherapy.
  3. Using a case study approach, discuss strategies to improve glucose levels and quality of life.

COVID-19 and Diabetes |1.5 CEs

This presentation brings health care professional up-to-date on the current state of COVID and its impact on diabetes care. She summarizes key information including critical teaching points and management strategies for people with diabetes who develop a COVID-19 infection.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the current state of diabetes in the United States
  2. Describe the relationship between COVID and health care disparities
  3. Explore the impact of COVID infection on those with pre-existing diabetes
  4. Discuss treatment strategies for COVID and diabetes, including new vaccines
  5. List critical teaching points for people with diabetes and COVID

Insulin Calculation Workshop - From injections and pumps |1.5 CEs 

Determining basal and bolus rates for multiple daily injections or insulin pumps can seem overwhelming.  This course provides participants with a step-by-step approach to determine basal rates, bolus ratios and how to problem solve when blood glucose levels aren’t on target. During this course, Coach Beverly will provide abundant case studies to give participants hands-on practice and build confidence when calculating insulin doses for a variety of situations.

Objectives:

  1. Describe using formulas to determine appropriate insulin dosing.
  2. Discuss strategies to determine and fine-tune basal insulin dose
  3. Describe how to determine and fine-tune bolus rates including coverage for carbs and hyperglycemia.
  4. Using a case study approach, utilize calculations to determine the best insulin dosing strategy.

New Horizons - Getting to the Gut, Meet Your Microbiome |1.25 CEs 

Join us to learn about the exciting advances in our understanding of the pathology of diabetes and novel approaches to prevention. We will discuss trends in diabetes diagnosis and classification.  The role and importance of gut bacteria in the pathology of type 1 and type 2 will explored. A detailed discussion on emerging research and clinical trial on interventions to delay or prevent diabetes is also included.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the latest research on our microbiome
  2. Describe the link between COVID and Gut-Lung Axis
  3. Discuss the implications of the skin microbiome and overall health
  4. Describe the importance of diet during pregnancy for the baby's microbiome.
  5. State the relationship between gut health and diabetes and inflammation
  6. Describe 3 strategies to get our microbiome back to better health.

Solving Glucose Mysteries for Type 1 |1.5 CEs 

Why do the blood sugars keep dropping after meals? Is the basal insulin set correctly? What adjustments are needed for exercise?

During this webinar Coach, Beverly addresses each of these glucose mysteries and more, using a person-centered approach.  She describes a stepwise approach to evaluate glucose patterns and correct common issues encountered by people living with type 1 diabetes.

Objectives:

  1. Describe common glucose mysteries encountered by people with type 1 diabetes.
  2. Using a stepwise approach, evaluate factors affecting glucose patterns.
  3. State interventions to increase time-in-range and improve quality of life.

Solving Glucose Mysteries for Type 2 |1.5 CEs 

Why are glucose levels elevated in the morning? When should insulin be started?  What is the next step to get A1c to target?

During this course Coach Beverly addresses each of these glucose mysteries and more, using a person-centered approach.  She describes a stepwise approach to evaluate glucose patterns and correct common issues encountered by people living with type 2 diabetes.

Objectives:

  1. Describe common glucose mysteries encountered by people with type 2 diabetes.
  2. Using a stepwise approach, evaluate factors affecting glucose patterns.
  3. State interventions to increase time-in-range and improve quality of life.

Type 2 Diabetes Intensive | 2 CEs 

This course provides a detailed overview of the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes, prevention strategies, and cardiovascular risk reduction. In addition, we highlight type 2 treatment approaches including nutrition, activity, oral and injectables medications plus screening and treatment guidelines for micro and macrovascular disease. Through case studies and discussion, we highlight strategies to focus on a person-centered approach along with attention to psychosocial care for people living with diabetes.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the current epidemiology of type 2 diabetes.
  2. Describe the classification, terminology & diagnostic criteria for diabetes.
  3. Identify the eight pathophysiologic defects associated with the ominous octet.
  4. Describe evidence and strategies to prevent type 2 diabetes.
  5. State strategies to implement a person-centered approach to those with diabetes.
  6. Discuss key aspects of type 2 diabetes management including education, therapeutic lifestyle changes, glucose, lipid and hypertension management plus referrals.
  7. Understand the overarching principles of management of type 2 DM including.
    1. Classes of the diabetes medications
    2. Treatment of dyslipidemia/hypertension
    3. Screening for, prevention and treatment of microvascular complications
    4. Psychosocial support

 Bonus Courses - 1.5 CEs

  • Diabetes and Language | What we say matters - 0.5 CEs
  • Mindfulness and Compassion in the Diabetes Encounter Webinar - 1.0 CE

Content Included: Each course includes a video presentation of the webinar with handouts, a podcast version, additional helpful resources, a brief required survey, a practice test, and your CE Certificate once completed. 

Instructor: Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDCES, has been Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management for over 15 years. She is an Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF, a working educator and a nationally recognized diabetes expert.

Fee $129 (Group Discounts Available)

All hours earned count toward your CDCES Accreditation Information

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The use of DES products does not guarantee the successful passage of the CDCES exam. CBDCE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDCES exam, except for those published by CBDCE.


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