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Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)466
First Published
Updated26 February 2019
Expires 29 November 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 Visit

Michelle Robins is a credentialed diabetes educator with 23 years of 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.

Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)466
First Published
Updated26 February 2019
Expires 29 November 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetic Microvascular Complications
Preventative Health
Healthy Lifestyle Counselling
Primary Health Care
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.7
466 Total Rating(s)
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Lisa Cahill
21 Oct 2019

A+

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Kate Dougherty
17 Oct 2019

Very informative!

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Tara Kearns-gourlay
16 Oct 2019

Informative

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Bernadette Bell
16 Oct 2019

excellent resource engaging and uses clear consice language

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Alex Dimmick
15 Oct 2019

Great course to review hyperglycaemia including a deeper look at DKA and HHS.

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Dallas Coutts
08 Oct 2019

Well presented , informative, not overwhelming, graphics enhanced the presentation and remembering the information conveyed.

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Anne-Marie Bennett
05 Oct 2019

This was a great learning session on the important area of diabetes management.

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Limor Weingarten
05 Oct 2019

Great refresher

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Tamer Ahmed
30 Sep 2019

GOOD

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Tieningare Raatia
29 Sep 2019

Great course to learn about DKA and HHS and reinforce knowledge on both