Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)430
Published29 November 2016
Updated26 February 2019
Reviewed13 August 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will focus on high blood glucose levels in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, which can have a catastrophic impact on the individual’s health requiring immediate hospital intervention.

Topics

  • Review of the pathogenesis of diabetes
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • Hyperglycaemic Hyperosmolar State (HHS)

Need

Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic health condition in Australia. While hyperglycaemia is present when diabetes is diagnosed, glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) levels may remain high once treatment is instituted. Studies have shown a strong, consistent relationship between hyperglycaemia and microvascular and macrovascular diabetic complications such as nephropathy and amputation respectively. Additionally, hyperglycaemia can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), an acute complication associated with a high mortality rate if not efficiently and effectively treated.

Due to the high prevalence of diabetes in Australia, health professionals will care for people with the condition and one of the most important goals in the management of diabetes and prevention of complications is good glycaemic control.

Purpose

To provide health professionals with current evidence-based information concerning hyperglycaemia, its prevention and management, in order to prevent complications for the person with diabetes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify patients at high risk of developing hyperglycaemia and initiate appropriate assessment, blood glucose monitoring, referral, and pathology
  • Use knowledge of the pathophysiology of poor glycaemic control to assist people with diabetes to recognise and act on presenting signs and symptoms of hyperglycaemia
  • Link recommended emergency management of hyperglycaemic episodes with best nursing practice to minimise the risk of complications for patients

Target Audience

All healthcare professionals, and especially useful for credentialed diabetes educators.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Michelle Robins

Michelle Robins is a credentialed diabetes educator with 23 years experience in many aspects of diabetes care and education. She is currently employed as a Nurse Practitioner by Northern Health. Her past employment, as a diabetes educator, has included major tertiary hospital settings – including St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Melbourne Division of General Practice, Melbourne Extended Care and Rehabilitation Service, and, in Queensland, Logan/Beaudesert Health Service. Michelle has served on more than 40 diabetes-related committees, written book chapters, and is consistently highly evaluated in her teaching role.

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The Ausmed Education Learning Centre is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider number is P0342.

Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)430
Published29 November 2016
Updated26 February 2019
Reviewed13 August 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetic Microvascular Complications
Preventative Health
Healthy Lifestyle Counselling
Primary Health Care
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4.7

430 Total Rating(s)

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Caitlyn Ann Willems
26 Jun 2019

Wonderful! Very educational.

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Miriam Kidd
25 Jun 2019

I found the speaker easy to listen to and she was obviously not just well experienced but has a great ability to teach what can be a very complex area. She was able to give information that was both theoretical but applicable to practice. It was well planned out and a great help to increasing my knowledge.

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MAVIS BOAKYE DANKWA
25 Jun 2019

Was good

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Po Lam Kelly Kwan
23 Jun 2019

Great source for someone who is interested in this topic.

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Yahui Teng
21 Jun 2019

useful

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Ronald Sebastian
18 Jun 2019

The topic was quite engaging, and additional knowledge was gained and previous knowledge of the topic was reinforced by taking this course.

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Lynda Caddie-Reed
17 Jun 2019

This resource was very informative and is guided by best practice standards. Very enjoyable

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VIRGINIA QUINTOS
16 Jun 2019

Gained new knowledge about DkA

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Violet Jambwa
15 Jun 2019

The best session on Diabetes ever. Very simple to understand. Well presented

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Rose Le
13 Jun 2019

excellent presentation