Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)443
Published29 November 2016
Expires29 November 2019
Review Due12 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

The purpose of this Course is to provide registered nurses and other 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

This Course is relevant to registered nurses and other 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)443
Published29 November 2016
Expires29 November 2019
Review Due12 August 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetic Microvascular Complications
Preventative Health
Healthy Lifestyle Counselling
Primary Health Care
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Learner Reviews

4.7

443 Total Rating(s)

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Rosemary Abel
14 Aug 2019

I found this resource informative and well presented.

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Gillian Hoskins
14 Aug 2019

This is a very comprehensive lecture by Michelle Her learning is instilled in a collaborative manner with so much information that I did not want it to end

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Larissa Schausinger
12 Aug 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this unit.

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anu Thottungal
07 Aug 2019

Very informative and clear explanation.

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michelle carroll
06 Aug 2019

this was a most informative resource. it increased my knowledge in this area

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Kathleen Bevan
25 Jul 2019

Very in-depth and informative lecture.

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samantha Cooper
18 Jul 2019

A very informative tutorial.

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Rachelle Christine Co
10 Jul 2019

good info

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Karen Innes
05 Jul 2019

Well researched, logical sequences and clearly explained information. I can use all the information in my ward practice, patient education and supervision of other nurses. I understand DKA and HHS much better following this lecture.

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Gwen Cadan
05 Jul 2019

it gave a great overview of the pathophysiology, risk factors and treatment aims without making me feel like a numpty. It was presented at level. Very interesting and to the point.