Level 2 | Standards of Care Intensive 2020 | 20+ CEs
Our Level 2 Intensive Series is designed to engage students in deciphering and exploring the ADA Standards of Care from top to bottom. Mastery of this content is critical to ensure certification exam success and to improve clinical outcomes.
These 12 courses + 1 bonus course are handpicked by Coach Beverly to inform your clinical practice and increase the breadth of knowledge across the lifespan and care continuum. We delve into special populations, pharmacologic management, hospitalization, and more. Our straight forward course content summarizes key points and incorporates case studies and poll questions to enhance learning.
These specialized courses are designed as the next step after completing our Level 1 Fundamentals Courses or as an opportunity to expand your knowledge base.
Earn 20+ CEs: All hours earned count toward your CDCES.
Level Fee: $169.00 (Group Discounts Available)
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Purchase Options: To buy the entire Level 2 | Standards of Care Intensive 2020 Bundle, click "Add to Cart" at the top of the page. To register in individual courses of this level, see the "Individual Course Descriptions" section below. All courses include a video presentation, podcast, practice test, and additional resources.
Viewing Options: We will be updating several courses for Level 2 from June through August. You have to option to either join those updates live or watch the recorded version later on-demand on our Online University. Upcoming webinar dates are listed below.
Course Expiration: You will have immediate access to your courses for 1 year after your purchase date. After your year's registration expires, you can buy an extension for another year by clicking here.
Instructor: Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM is a working educator and a nationally recognized diabetes expert for over 25 years.
Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes | 1.5 CE | $29.00 (updated August 2020)
This course takes a close look at insulin resistance syndrome and vascular complications. We discuss the impact of vessel disease from the heart to the toes. Included is a discussion of identifying and preventing vascular disease and a comprehensive review of the latest ADA Standards of Care for heart disease.
Setting up a Successful Diabetes Program | 1.5 CE | $29.00 (updated August 2020)
This program provides you with a succinct overview of the latest standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Support Programs. If you are taking the CDCES Exam or considering setting up a DSME program, this program is designed for you. We review the 10 standards and provide strategies on implementation. In addition, we discuss Medicare Reimbursement and covered benefits. This course provides insights into the exam philosophy and also highlights critical content areas.
Bonus Course: Level 1 | Standards of Care | 1.5 CE | $29.00 (last updated Jan 2020)
This bonus course from Level 1 reviews the ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. These standards are a key resource for healthcare professionals involved in diabetes care, education, and support. We highlight the 15 sections of the standards that affect your practice most. An essential review for anyone in the field of diabetes.
Assessing Coping Skills | 1.5 CE | $29.00 (last updated Nov 2019)
Based on the NEW Psychosocial Care ADA Standards, this course provides a framework to assess patient barriers to behavior change. We explore psychosocial issues that may be blocking patients from adopting healthier behaviors and provides strategies to identify and overcome these barriers. Life studies are used to apply theory to real-life situations.
From Tots to Teens - Diabetes Standards | 1.5 CE | $29.00 (updated July 2020)
This course includes updated goals and guidelines for children living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This course discusses the special issues diabetes educators need to be aware of when working with children with diabetes and their families. We discuss the clinical presentation of diabetes, goals of care, and normal growth and development through the early years through adolescence. Strategies to prevent acute and long term complications are included with an emphasis on positive coping for family and child with diabetes.
Hospital and Hyperglycemia | 1.5 CE | $29.00 (last updated July 2020)
Recent research has demonstrated the importance of glucose control during hospitalization to improve outcomes not only in the inpatient setting but after discharge. This course reviews the evidence that supports inpatient glucose control and outlines practical strategies to achieve targets in the inpatient setting. We provide templates of subcutaneous and insulin drip order sets. Join us to learn the latest in managing hyperglycemia in the hospital.
Hyperglycemic Crisis | 1.0 CE | $19.00 (last updated Nov 2019)
Discusses common causes of hyperglycemia and strategies to get blood glucose levels to goal. Topics include hyperglycemia secondary to medications and insulin deprivation. The difference and similarities between Diabetes Ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Syndrome are also covered. Treatment strategies for all situations are included.
Lower Extremity Assessment | 1.5 CE | $29.00 (last updated Dec 2019)
People with diabetes are at increased risk of Lower Extremity Complications. This course reviews the steps involved in performing a detailed assessment of the lower extremities, including how to use a monofilament and tuning fork to detect neuropathy. We also discuss the significance of the Ankle Brachial Index and strategies to prevent lower extremity complications.
Meds Management Update for Type 2 | 1.5 CEs | $29.00 (last updated July 2020)
This advanced-level course is designed to help participants determine the best medication choice based on the patient's unique characteristics. The content incorporates the management guidelines published by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Algorithms. We will discuss the role of lifestyle changes and review the pros and cons of available diabetes medications using a patient-centered approach. In addition, we discuss medication algorithms in detail. Participants not familiar with the basics of diabetes medication may benefit from first enrolling in our "Meds for Type 2" and "Insulin 101 Course."
Microvascular Complications Eye, Kidney Nerve Disease | 1.5 CE | $29.00 (last updated June 2020)
This course provides you with need-to-know information regarding the microvascular complications of diabetes. We start with a brief overview of the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations then sum up with prevention strategies and screening guidelines. This straight forward program will provide you with information you can use in your clinical setting and also provides critical content for the diabetes educator exam.
Older Adults and Diabetes | 1.5 CE | $29.00 (last updated April 2019)
It provides critical information on the ADA goals of care for older adults. Blood glucose, blood pressure, and lipid goals are based on the unique characteristics of the older individual and carefully co-determined based on their cognitive and functional status. These guidelines provide specific targets based on a careful and detailed assessment of their status and life situation. This online course highlights key areas of assessment, intervention, and advocacy for older clients living with diabetes.
Pattern Management Gone Crazy Pt. 1 & 2 | 2.65 CE | $29.00 (last updated Nov 2019 & June 2020)
The goal of this advanced-level program is to develop an improved understanding of managing glucose levels by adjusting insulin therapy based on patterns. Learn about insulin dosing strategies, based on an individualized patient assessment, insulin sensitivity, and other considerations. Strategies to increase patients’ comfort and knowledge about insulin therapy will also be discussed. Real patient data and issues are incorporated into each case study to increase real-life applications.
Women and Diabetes | 1.5 CE | $29.00 (last June 2020)
Women with diabetes are confronted with a variety of issues that require special attention, education, and understanding. This online course reviews those special needs while focusing on Gestational Diabetes and Pre-Existing Diabetes. Included are the most recent diagnostic criteria, management goals, and prevention of complications during pregnancy.
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