Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Diabetes Care and Patient Education

Friday, April 19th, 2013

The purpose of this course is to provide nurses and behavioral health professionals with information and resources needed to develop proficiency in teaching and caring for the patient with diabetes. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Discuss the significance of diabetes in terms of prevalence and costs.
2. Outline the pathophysiology of diabetes.
3. Identify various classifications of diabetes.
4. Recognize the acute complications of diabetes, including hyperglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome.
5. Identify the chronic complications of diabetes and the patient education principles related to each.
6. Discuss the importance of facilitating diabetes self-care and describe interventions that support it.
7. Identify components of effective diabetes self-management education programs.
8. Analyze benefits and practices related to blood glucose monitoring.
9. Describe meal planning methods and nutritional guidelines for people with diabetes.
10. Discuss medications for diabetes in terms of mechanism of action, nursing implications, and patient teaching principles.
11. Recall the principles and practices of insulin therapy, including measures to prevent and treat hypoglycemia.
12. Outline benefits and precautions related to exercise for the person with diabetes.
13. Discuss the pathology of the diabetic foot and standards of preventive care.
14. Describe the impact of stress on blood glucose control.
15. Define cultural competence and discuss its relevance to diabetes care.

This 15-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.

 

Practical Management of Type 1 Diabetes During Exercise.: An article from: JOPERD–The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

This digital document is an article from JOPERD–The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, published by American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) on February 1, 2000. The length of the article is 3813 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

Citation Details
Title: Practical Management of Type 1 Diabetes During Exercise.
Author: Sheri R. Colberg
Publication: JOPERD–The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (Refereed)
Date: February 1, 2000
Publisher: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
Volume: 71 Issue: 2 Page: 24

Distributed by Thomson Gale

 

Diabetes Education Review Guide: Test Your Knowledge

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Complete current diabetes education test review guide

 

Practice Notes: ProjectPower Diabetes Education Program: The Effects on Adult African Americans

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Practice Notes

Objective

The primary purpose of project was to assess whether a faith-based diabetes education program (ProjectPower) would significantly influence African Americans’ knowledge, readiness to change, and feelings of empowerment about diabetes care. A secondary purpose of this project was to examine the ecological factors that would affect knowledge, readiness to change, and feelings of empowerment about diabetes care.

 

American Diabetes Association Guide to Medical Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes (Clinical Education Series)

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

This comprehensive book presents a research-based approach to clinical nutrition therapy for people with diabetes.

Contents Include:

  • The Challenge:
  • Integrating Nutrition Therapy into Diabetes Management
  • Nutrition Issues Related to Glucose and Lipid Goals/Outcomes
  • Nutrition Issues of Special Populations
  • Nutrition Therapy for Hypertension, Nephropathy, Gastropathy, and Others
  • Nutrition Self-Management Education
  • Much More

 

The exchange list system for diabetic meal planning (Family, youth and 4-H education)

Friday, January 18th, 2013

 

Science software. (eight K-12 and six advanced education titles) (Product Information): An article from: T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

This digital document is an article from T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education), published by T.H.E. Journal, LLC on October 1, 1997. The length of the article is 792 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

From the supplier: Eight K-12 and six advanced education titles are presented. Curriculum Associates’ Curious Creatures is targeted at grades two through eight and concentrates on reading and science curriculum. Students are introduced to bats, snakes, spiders, wolves and owls in an interactive and stimulating environment. The application features full-color books and diagrams that promote reading and writing skills. Likewise, Tom Snyder Productions’ Science Court combines interactive activities, humor and courtroom drama to teach fundamental science ideas to grades four through six. Students are asked to examine facts while executing interactive experiments in a legal case-type format. Novartis’ The Diagnostic Reasoning Series, targeted at more advanced medical students, provides interactive patient simulation via a case authoring system that enables users to apply their problem-solving and clinical expertise. Students practice physical exams, formulate assessments and order diagnostic studies.

Citation Details
Title: Science software. (eight K-12 and six advanced education titles) (Product Information)
Author: William Willis
Publication: T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education) (Refereed)
Date: October 1, 1997
Publisher: T.H.E. Journal, LLC
Volume: v25 Issue: n3 Page: p26(2)

Distributed by Thomson Gale

 

Art and Science of Diabetes Self-management Education: A Desk Reference for Healthcare Professionals

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Art and Science of Diabetes Self-management Education: A Desk Reference for Healthcare Professionals

 

Preventing and treating type 2 diabetes through a physically active lifestyle: with type 2 diabetes exploding in the school population, physical … of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

This digital document is an article from JOPERD–The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, published by Thomson Gale on April 1, 2007. The length of the article is 3240 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

Citation Details
Title: Preventing and treating type 2 diabetes through a physically active lifestyle: with type 2 diabetes exploding in the school population, physical educators can play an important role in countering the disease.
Author: Raymond W. Leung
Publication: JOPERD–The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (Magazine/Journal)
Date: April 1, 2007
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 78 Issue: 4 Page: 38(5)

Distributed by Thomson Gale

 

Family Practice: Diabetes: Designs for Management (Audio-Digest Foundation Family Practice Continuing Medical Education (CME).)

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Purpose: Audio-Digest Foundation CME/CE activities are designed to provide its learners – physicians and other healthcare professionals – with continuing education that will help identify clinical problems in their practice settings, provide content to help to solve those problems, and increase their application of knowledge to practice.

Audio-Digest Family Practice is specifically designed to provide the participant with state-of-the-art information which builds on the AAFP Core Educational Guidelines, including, but not limited to, the diagnosis and management of:

Alcoholism & Substance Abuse
Allergy & Immunology
Cardiovascular Medicine
Conditions of the Eye
Conditions of the Musculoskeletal System
Conditions of the Nervous System
Conditions of the Skin
Care of Adolescents & Older Adults
HIV Infection/AIDS
Human Behavior and Mental Health
Nutrition
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Occupational Medicine
Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
Rheumatology
Risk Management & Medical Liability
Sports and Recreational Medicine
Urgent and Emergent Care

The goal of this program is to improve management of diabetes. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1: Select appropriate pharmacologic therapy for diabetes based on clinical findings and patient characteristics.

2: Use a stepwise approach to manage diabetes and prevent chronic complications of this disease.

3: Establish appropriate targets for hemoglobin A1c, low-density lipoprotein, and blood pressure.

4: Counsel patients about diet and weight loss for improved glycemic control.

5:Assess data about effects of carbohydrates on insulin resistance, glucose control, and triglyceride levels.

 

Diabetes Education

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

 

Diabetes Education (W/PICTO)

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Diabetes Education (W/PICTO)

 

Patient Education: You Can Do It!: A Practical Guide to Teaching and Motivating Patients

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Information for motivating people to learn, assessing learning needs, evaluating teaching techniques & classes, making learning fun for both teacher & students, developing an education class or entire education program & teaching colleagues how to teach.

 

Diabetes Education: Art, Science and Evidence

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Diabetes education is a process, the key to which is establishing a therapeutic relationship with the individual.  The overall goal of diabetes education is to enhance the individual’s health capability, including their ability to solve problems and apply the learning to self-care.  Thus, diabetes education is an interactive process of teaching and learning where information is co-generated.  This innovative and thought stimulating new book explores the ‘how’ of diabetes education, rather than the ‘what’ and the ‘why’.

Diabetes Education: Art, Science and Evidence will help health care practitioners teach diabetes effectively from diagnosis and ensure people living with diabetes receive individualised support and information. It will enable practitioners and educators to examine and reflect on their practice when managing the person with diabetes.  Bringing together all the thinking and experience of the diabetes journey in one text – this book is essential reading for all practitioners and students involved in diabetes care. 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Explores the HOW of diabetes education, rather than the WHAT and the WHY.
  • Features short stories, case studies, illustrative quotes, practice points and reflection points throughout
  • Edited by an internationally renowned expert in the field, with contributions from some of the world’s leading diabetes educators

 

Complete Diabetic Foot Care Education

Friday, October 26th, 2012

This replica shows the distal end of the foot with an invasive wound on the bottom of foot and surface inflammation around the big toe and second toe. Life-size foot is constructed of soft, lifelike material with flexible toes. The Common Diabetic Foot Problems TearPadTM explains common diabetic foot problems in a clear and easy-to-understand format. Just tear off a sheet and send it home with your diabetic client so they can study and learn how to care for their feet. Emphasizes eating properly and keeping blood glucose under control. The front side explains common foot problems and the back side gives tips on how to care for feet, highlighting some of the dos and don’ts.

Product Features

  • A comprehensive kit for teaching about common foot problems and proper foot care.
  • Includes Nasco’s Common Foot Problems Display, Life/form® Unhealthy Foot Care Kit, and Nasco’s Common Diabetic Foot Problems TearPadTM.
  • The Common Foot Problems Display is an incredibly realistic, life-size, hand-painted Life/form® foot replica molded from an actual human foot.
  • Abnormalities include bunion, callus, corn, inflamed toenail, open sore, and dry, cracked skin. Great for use when working with diabetic patients.
  • The Unhealthy Foot Care Kit includes a hand-painted Life/form® foot replica to help teach the importance of proper foot care and nutrition to people with diabetes.

 

Keisha and Friends – So Leroy Has Diabetes – Health Education for Kids

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

This digitally animated series provides knowledge that can help young people and their families learn more about diabetes and assist them in making lifestyle choices that will lead to optimal lifelong health. The enclosed guidebook includes questions and answers to help you start a conversation about diabetes with young people, and lists resources you will find useful later.

Product Features

  • Helps children ages 8-12 address their concerns and questions about diabetes.
  • Includes things children and parents/guardians should know about diabetes
  • Signs and Symptoms of Childhood Diabetes
  • How parents/guardians can help their children
  • What are your child’s rights?

 

Family Practice: Refocusing Education for Type 2 Diabetes (Audio-Digest Foundation Family Practice Continuing Medical Education (CME).)

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Purpose: Audio-Digest Foundation CME/CE activities are designed to provide its learners – physicians and other healthcare professionals – with continuing education that will help identify clinical problems in their practice settings, provide content to help to solve those problems, and increase their application of knowledge to practice.

Audio-Digest Family Practice is specifically designed to provide the participant with state-of-the-art information which builds on the AAFP Core Educational Guidelines, including, but not limited to, the diagnosis and management of:

Alcoholism & Substance Abuse
Allergy & Immunology
Cardiovascular Medicine
Conditions of the Eye
Conditions of the Musculoskeletal System
Conditions of the Nervous System
Conditions of the Skin
Care of Adolescents & Older Adults
HIV Infection/AIDS
Human Behavior and Mental Health
Nutrition
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Occupational Medicine
Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
Rheumatology
Risk Management & Medical Liability
Sports and Recreational Medicine
Urgent and Emergent Care

The goal of this program is to improve diabetes education and management. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1:Initiate effective self-monitoring of blood glucose.

2: Provide preconception counseling to diabetic women.

3: Explain the importance of carbohydrate distribution in preventing weight gain in patients on insulin therapy.

4: Advise patients about lifestyle modification.

5: Assist newly diagnosed patients in developing a diabetes self-management plan.

 

Internal Medicine: Diabetes: A Management Spectrum (Audio-Digest Foundation Internal Medicine Continuing Medical Education (CME).)

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Purpose: Audio-Digest Foundation CME/CE activities are designed to provide its learners – physicians and other healthcare professionals – with continuing education that will help identify clinical problems in their practice settings, provide content to help to solve those problems, and increase their application of knowledge to practice.

Audio-Digest Internal Medicine is specifically designed to provide the participant with state-of-the-art information on, including, but not limited to, the diagnosis and management of:

Gastroenterology
Hematology and medical oncology
Rheumatology
Pulmonary and critical care medicine
Endocrinology
Infectious disease
Nephrology and hypertension
Cardiology
Geriatric medicine

The goal of this program is to improve the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1: Diagnose prediabetes or T2DM by evaluating a patient’s fasting plasma glucose (FPG), 2-hr postprandial glucose (2-hr PPG), or hemoglobin (Hb) A1c level.

2: Reduce the risk of developing T2DM in patients with prediabetes by lifestyle intervention programs for weight loss and increased physical activity.

3: Prescribe pharmacologic therapy with proven efficacy in preventing progression to T2DM.

4: Recognize when intensification of basal insulin therapy is required to achieve glycemic control in patients with T2DM.

5: Progress patients on previous insulin treatment to basal-bolus therapy via stepwise addition of prandial insulin.

 

Gestational Diabetes (American Association of Diabetes Educators Patient Education Video)

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

 

Nutrition Guide for Professionals: Diabetes Education and Meal Planning

Monday, October 8th, 2012

 

Diabetes Education Goals

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Create a dynamic diabetes curriculum using this newly updated educational roadmap as your framework–and easily bring your programs into accordance with the National Standards for Diabetes Self Management Education.

  • Learn which elements make a successful education program
  • Get instant access to a revised framework highlighting assessment and evaluation
  • Learn more about outcomes measurement and improvements in the quality of life
  • Get a better grasp on revamped learning goals that correspond with the National Standards
  • Updates also include an overview of patient learning theories such as the Empowerment and the
  • Transtheoretical Models.

 

Healthsmart Patient Education Guide, Diabetes, Green

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Designed to help your patient, as well as his or her family and caregiver understand diabetes.

Product Features

  • Large print and simplified language enhance readability and comprehension for both staff and patients
  • Educational information for patients, family and caregivers to recognize the common early symptoms of the condition, allowing doctors and nurses to be clearly and easily updated
  • Comprehensive resource and reference for the patient during and after treatment

 

Management and Education of the Diabetic Patient

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

 

The Positive Impact of Community Based Self-Help Education Among the Native American Diabetic Population of the Yankton Sioux Reservation

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

 

Pediatrics: Obesity and Diabetes (Audio-Digest Foundation Pediatrics Continuing Medical Education (CME).)

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Purpose: Audio-Digest Foundation CME/CE activities are designed to provide its learners – physicians and other healthcare professionals – with continuing education that will help identify clinical problems in their practice settings, provide content to help to solve those problems, and increase their application of knowledge to practice.

Audio-Digest Pediatrics is specifically designed to provide the participant with state-of-the-art information, including, but not limited to, the diagnosis and management of:

Allergy & seasonal concerns
Cardiopulmonary disease
Dermatologic problems
Cancer in children and adolescents
Fever
Gastrointestinal problems
Genetic concerns
Hearing impairment
Infectious disease
Neurologic problems
Newborn screening
Nutritional concerns
Psychosocial issues
Respiratory disease
Sports injuries
Urologic disease
Visual impairment

The goal of this program is to improve the prevention and management of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in pediatric patients. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1: Identify modifiable and nonmodifiable factors that contribute to childhood obesity.

2: Recognize risk factors for obesity and the development of T2DM.

3: Recommend health and lifestyle interventions that can reduce body mass index and prevent the development of T2DM.

4: Consider the role of genetic mutations in the development of childhood obesity and T2DM.

5: Prescribe optimal treatment of obesity and T2DM in children.

 

Milner-Fenwick Video Counseling Health Library 24 VHS Video Collection: The Patient Education People (Obstetrics, Diabetes, Opthamology, Pulmonary,Cardiology, Oncology, Pediatrics, and more!) [24 VHS Videos]

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

(24 VHS Videos) Milner-Fenwick’s award winning patient education videos guide patients toward better health. A library of health video programs incorporates best practices and medical guidelines for disease management, hospital safety and general wellness topics across many health categories. Used in hospitals, physicians’ offices, corporate wellness departments, health insurance, disease management companies and public health agencies, Milner-Fenwick videos are not advertiser supported, which ensures unbiased content and products. This 23 VHS Video collection contains: SURGERY – 1) Surgery: Your Surgical Experience CARDIOLOGY – 2) Recovery Guidelines for Cardiac Patients 3) Stroke: Reducing the Risk 4) Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack 5) High Blood Pressure: An Intro to Treatment 6) Emotional Aspects of Heart Disease PULMONARY – 7) Your Allergies: Beating the Triggers 8) Roxyto to the Rescue: Childhood Asthma OPHTHALMOLOGY – 9) cataracts: An Intro 10) Preserving Your Sight PEDIATRICS – 11) When Your Baby is Sick 12) The Hospital Adventures of Jimmy, Judy and AC ONCOLOGY – 13) Realities of Chemotherapy 14) You’ve Just Been Told You Have Cancer 15) After Your Mastectomy 16) Realities of Chemotherapy OBSTETRICS – 17) Breastfeeding: A Special Relationship 18) Pregnancy Over 35 BREAST HEALTH – 19) Breast Self Exam and Breast Health DIABETES – 20) Dietary Management of Diabetes 21) Oral Medication for Diabetes GASTROENTEROLOGY – 22) Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease 23) Irritable Bowel Syndrome 24) Colonoscopy.

 

Diabetes Management: Clinical Pathways, Guidelines, and Patient Education (Aspen Chronic Disease Management Series)

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Diabetes Management: Clinical Pathways, Guidelines, and Patient Education is an ideal reference for clinicians developing and implementing a management program for their diabetes patients. This resource is packed with 300 pages of comprehensive, detailed clinical pathways and guidelines, expert treatment strategies, and easy-to-read patient education handouts, collected from medical professionals at leading health care facilities across the country.

 

Musculoskeletal Manifestations of Diabetes Mellitus: Orthopedic and Rheumatological afflictions in Diabetes Mellitus A review (Orthopedics Education Series)

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Musculoskeletal conditions (conditions affecting the muscles or skeleton) can affect anyone, but people with diabetes can be at an increased risk of developing them.The reasons for this are not fully understood, but it is thought that raised blood glucose levels may, over time, cause changes to the naturally occurring protein collagen. Collagen is the main constituent of connective tissue and is present in the skin, cartilage, tendons and ligaments. Glucose can bind to strands of collagen in a process known as glycosylation, and lead to the formation of cross-links with adjacent collagen strands. As a result the whole structure of the skin, or a tendon or ligament, can become thicker and less flexible, and this may lead to, or aggravate, a range of musculoskeletal conditions. Good blood glucose control can help reduce the risk of developing this type of disorder. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with several musculoskeletal disorders. The incidence of DM and the life expectancy of the diabetic patient have both increased, resulting in the increased prevalence and clinical importance of musculoskeletal alterations in diabetic subjects. The exact pathophysiology of most of these musculoskeletal disorders remains obscure. diabetes can affect the musculoskeletal system in a variety of ways. These complications are most often seen in patients with a long-standing history of type 1 diabetes, but they are also seen in persons with type 2 diabetes. Some of the complications have a known direct association with diabetes, whereas others have a suggested but unproven association.The topics discussed are essentially common musculoskeletal conditions that haunt the chronic diabetic. India as a country and Asia as a continent are labeled as Diabetic capital of world and the sheer magnitude of the cases one encounters in orthopedic outpatient clinics are a testimony to these problems. The following chapters are essentially lecture topics covered by the author during his long career as a consultant orthopedic surgeon and a professor in orthopedics at various universities in India and abroad.Diabetes mellitus is associated with a variety of musculoskeletal disorders. The prevalence of connective tissue disorders in these patients has increased in the recent years affecting
significantly their quality of life. Musculoskeletal disorders are a common finding among
patients with type 2 diabetes. Obesity and accumulation of abnormally glycosylated byproducts have been proposed as potential pathogenetic mediators of these connective tissue abnormalities. Of particular interest is, however, the common association of osteoarthritis, involving even non- weight bearing joints in patients with type 2 diabetes, indicating a common pathophysiologic mechanism connecting these two clinical conditions.
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with several musculoskeletal disorders. The incidence of DM and the life expectancy of the diabetic patient have both increased, resulting in the increased prevalence and clinical importance of musculoskeletal alterations in diabetic subjects. The exact pathophysiology of most of these musculoskeletal disorders remains obscure. Connective tissue disorders, neuropathy, vasculopathy or combinations of these problems, may underlie the increased incidence of musculoskeletal disorders in DM. The development of musculoskeletal disorders is dependent on age and on the duration of DM; however, it has been difficult to show a direct correlation with the metabolic control of DM. Most of these disorders can be diagnosed clinically, but some radiological examination may help, especially in differential diagnosis. No specific treatment is available, and treatments used in the general population are also recommended for diabetic subjects. Infectious complications affecting the musculoskeletal system are common in DM subjects, and these, possibly life-threatening, complications should be systematically discussed.