Monday Memo
Monday Memo
Monday, November 2, 2015
What's NEW at Athena Forum

Athena Forum Announces Partnership with CCMC

Athena Forum - a leading publisher of online continuing education for case managers, social workers and health professionals - offers the largest number of courses that are pre-approved by CCMC.

Incorporating the Code of Ethics into Athena Forum courses ensures case managers and social workers meet the Commission's rigorous standards of quality practice, ethical behavior and science-based knowledge, explains company CEO and Publisher, Tom Rasmussen. "We're proud to meet the high standards set forth by this official credentialing body for case managers."

CCMC is the largest nationally accredited organization in the U.S. It oversees professional case manager certification and offers coveted Certified Case Manager credential. For more about CCMC, read on.

[Press release: Athena Forum courses embed Commission for Case Manager Certification's Code of Ethics into 8,000-page online course curricula]

Tips from our featured course

Athena Forum Incorporates CCMC Code of Ethics

The Commission for Case Manager Certification is the first and largest nationally accredited organization that has more than 37,000 active board-certified case managers working today. The nonprofit organization offers the Certified Case Manager credential, the oldest and most recognized such credential, one recently reaccredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, Washington.

"Incorporating CCMC's Code of Ethics into all Athena Forum coursework helps to meet our goal of providing the most up-to-date and ethical course curricula for our online learners," explains Athena Forum CEO and Publisher, Tom Rasmussen.

[Press release: Athena Forum courses embed Commission for Case Manager Certification's Code of Ethics into 8,000-page online course curricula] www.athenaforum.com

Diabetes: Insulin Changes in 2015

Up until 2015 nearly all insulin preparations sold in the United States were of the same strength, providing 100 units of insulin per cubic centimeter (cc) of fluid (this strength is abbreviated as U-100). In August 2015 a new strength of insulin "U-200" became available in the US, specifically designated to be used at mealtimes. Its impact on the sale of U-100 insulin is yet to be determined. The patient population for this new strength of insulin will likely be the obese and the severely insulin resistant persons with T2DM who currently take large doses of U-100 insulin.

It is very important that clinicians ask the person what strength they are on before teaching and guiding diabetes management.

A more highly concentrated U-500 preparation is available by special order for people who have developed insulin resistance and require extremely high doses of insulin.

There are virtually no contraindications to the use of human insulin, although there are rare instances of hypersensitivity.

[Diabetes, Module D, Pharmacology] www.athenaforum.com

Notice from the Publisher

I want to thank our 20,000 healthcare professionals for requesting new topics on Athena Forum.

Thomas A. Rasmussen
CEO & Publisher
Athena Forum Institute

Monday Memo Editor

Cathy Wright, BSN, RN

Clinical Editor

Athena Forum

Contact the Editor


Online CE for RN, CCM & LSW
7,000 pages of clinical excellence.

Clinical Care Series®
» Asthma
» CV Risk: Stroke & MI
» Diabetes Mellitus
» GI Disorders
» Heart Failure
» Obesity Management
» Pain Management
» Sepsis Care
» Wound Care & Payments

Care Management Series®

» CM Express®
» Discharge Planning
» Ethics in CM
» Hospital Revenue Cycle
» Palliative & EOL Care
» Patient Advocacy
» Population Health
» Professional Identity
» Utilization Management

Behavioral Health Series®

» Abuse
» Depression
» Harm Risk Behaviors

Help Desk

Athena Forum Help Desk
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm ET

Enrollment & Passwords
Kristin Hoffman, Registrar

Recommend to a friend
Tom Rasmussen, Publisher

Athena Forum, LLC awards CE for ANCC - NASW - CCMC

Athena Forum is a world wide service mark in nursing education
by the U.S. Office of Trademarks and Patents.