I just completed a practical nursing program and passed my state boards. This is a major career change for me. I've done a lot of volunteer work over the past 2 years and during my clinicals for school, I see how rampant diabetes is.
I'd like to pick up some online courses (hopefully some with CEUs) on diabetes. Can anyone recommend any? Footcare, meal planning, tips for teaching self insulin management. I had to teach a patient last week who is new to using insulin--the RN on shift watched me and said I did well, even including how to dispose of the used syringes in an empty plastic bottle with a lid. I've been able to sit in on a half day program for meal planning but I know there's a LOT more to learn.
I found the post providing a number of websites but haven't checked on those yet. Thanks for any help!
Jul 14, '11
Lots of free ceu's on this one. Glad you're interested in learning more about diabetes. Best wishes.
Jul 21, '11
Thanks--I checked the site and I've gone thru 2 of the courses-one on diabetes and preventing complications, one on working with older diabetic patients. I plan to go thru a few more. One feature I particularly like is that you can download the pdf of the slides-one course even had the lecture notes included. Thanks again!