True YOUR Wheel: Diabetes for Medical Assistants
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True YOUR Wheel: Diabetes for Medical Assistants

Better Care for Your Patients
3.8 (2 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
7 students enrolled
Created by Mary McNeill
Published 9/2019
English
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Diabetes for Medical Assistants
Requirements
  • none
Description

Every Medical Assistant encounters patients with Diabetes.  Learn about the different conditions with the word "Diabetes" in the diagnosis (there are 7!), the diagnostic criteria for Diabetes, interpreting various blood glucose ranges and understanding when it is an emergency, helpful tips in teaching your patients, and using glucose pattern management to improve care.  Patient cases are used to illustrate the practical application of the materials.  Suggest 1.0 continuing education hours; curriculum provided to submit to your accrediting agency.

Who this course is for:
  • Medical Assistants
Course content
Expand all 11 lectures 01:00:20
+ Introduction
1 lecture 01:15

This session is an introduction to a Continuing Education program for Medical Assistants focusing on Diabetes.  In this session, you will meet the instructor, Mary McNeill, and cover the topics in this course.

Preview 01:15
+ Definition of Diabetes
1 lecture 02:35

This session covers the definition of diabetes.  Insulin requires a receptor to activate the glucose receptor for glucose to enter the cell.  An animated video illustrates this concept.

Preview 02:35
+ Types of Diabetes
1 lecture 07:29

There are seven different conditions with "diabetes" in the name; learn the differences there.

Preview 07:29
+ Diagnostic Criteria (USA)
1 lecture 02:32

This section covers the diagnostic criteria for to determine if the condition is diabetes.  Both fasting and random blood glucose is explained, as is the role of A1c in diagnosing diabetes.

Diagnostic Criteria (USA)
02:32
+ Glycemia and Diagnosis of Diabetes
1 lecture 06:15

Understanding what various blood glucose levels mean, with a focus on hypoglycemia.

Glycemia and Diagnosis
06:15
+ Hypoglycemia
1 lecture 13:34

Symptoms, values and treatment of hypoglycemia (low blood glucose)

Hypoglycemia
13:34
+ Hyperglycemia
1 lecture 08:42

Symptoms, values and treatment for hyperglycemia (high blood glucose)

Hyperglycemia
08:42
+ Self-Blood Glucose Monitoring & Two Patient Cases
1 lecture 04:06

Two patient cases illustrate how to understand the A1c versus SBGM.

Self-Blood Glucose Monitoring & Two Patient Cases
04:06
+ When to Test BG: Intro to Pattern Management
1 lecture 05:18

This session introduces the concept of pattern management to better understand daily fluctuations.

Introduction to Pattern Management
05:18
+ Using Pattern Management to Improve Glycemic Control
1 lecture 07:33

Using a complex case study, this session illustrates how to use pattern management to focus on the correct area to improve glycemic control.

Using Pattern Management to Improve Glycemic Control
07:33