If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00.  

Course Description

This course is designed to teach the healthcare provider how to manage insulin for  patients based upon blood glucose readings.


Jane Mauldin RN BSN CDE

Target Audience

Nurses, Dieticians and any other interested healthcare provider

Learning Outcomes

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • State situations and errors that contribute to hyperglycemia in the hospital setting.
  • Identify the importance of basal insulin and sensitivity factor.
  • Recognize common prescribing mistakes.
  • Identify the role of intravenous insulin infusions and the proper way to transition a patient to subcutaneous insulin.
  • List factors that prevent patients from practicing  good self-care.
  • Identify tools to assist patients to increase self-care.
  • Identify common errors with insulin pen use and identify the correct use of insulin pens.
  • Identify coaching points for patients to interpret their blood glucose readings and make appropriate adjustments to their insulin.
  • Identify how insulin pumps work and the needs of patients in the hospital who are on a pump.
  • Identify the appropriate treatment of hypoglycemia and methods of prevention.

Length of Course

30 minutes

Credit Statements

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 0.5 contact hour.

Dietitians: 0.5 hours of CPE for registered dietitians.

Upstate AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.0.5 CEUs (0.5 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

Speakers have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in education activities. Please see individual activities for any conflicts of interest.

Provisions of these educational activities by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with activities.