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Diabetes Education Fundamentals for Primary Care RNs is a Course

Diabetes Education Fundamentals for Primary Care RNs

0.75 credits


Full course description

CAPACITY offers free, self-paced courses designed to help RNs strengthen knowledge and skills to practice to the full scope of license in
community-based primary care settings

This module will describe effective ways to deliver and evaluate patient education in general, followed by specific content on diabetes. The content will include information the RN should understand about educational principles, especially Motivational Interviewing, patient education content on hyper/hypoglycemia and foot care, and application exercises for teaching patients to administer self-injections.


  • Know and apply best practices in patient education when treating patients with diabetes using Motivational Interviewing techniques.
  • Understand information patients need to know about diabetes and home care to manage blood sugar and foot care issues.
  • Apply current best practices for teaching patients to administer injections.

Contact Hours

Emory Nursing Professional Development Center (ENPDC) is accredited as a provider of nursing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Attendees to this CNE activity will be awarded 0.75 contact hours by ENPDC. To obtain contact hours participants must attend and participate in the entire activity, click onto all links, review all resources as well as complete the evaluation at the end.

ENPDC has evaluated everyone who has the ability to control content of this activity (planning committee members, subject matter experts, presenters) and found they have no conflict of interest.

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