Pharmacologic Management of Diabetes in Acute and Critical Care

Author(s): Cynthia Webner

Contact Hours 2.50

CERP A 2.50

Pharmacology Hours 1.80

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Endocrine, Pharmacology

Population: Adult

Role: APRN

Member: Free
NonMember: $25.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Nearly 1/3 of hospitalized patients have known diabetes. It is estimated that another 7.8 million people have undiagnosed diabetes. APRNs are challenged to manage these patients during acute illness. This session brings clarity to the management of diabetes in the hospital. Types of insulin, consideration with an insulin pump and oral agents are discussed. Also covered are insulin dosing and oral medication selection. Case studies are used to enhance critical thinking and increase confidence.


  • Differentiate differences between type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes which can alter the approach to treatment in the hospitalized patient.
  • Discuss clinical decision-making related to managing diabetes in hospitalized patients who are eating, on tube feedings, or NPO.
  • Examine prescribing and monitoring practices to avoid hyper- and hypoglycemia in hospitalized patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 2.50 contact hours.

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