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Details
CPD1h 30m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)434
First Published
Updated25 February 2019
Expires11 September 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course provides a comprehensive update on the causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms and management of a diabetes emergency - hypoglycaemia.

Topics
  • How can you identify hypoglycaemia?
  • Who’s most at risk?
  • What’s the latest in managing hypoglycaemia?
  • Is there an optimal administration of insulin?
Need

Potential complications associated with diabetes mellitus can be severe. Hypoglycaemia, a diabetes emergency, can occur for a range of reasons. It can cause a great deal of anxiety, be very traumatic and may be life-threatening.

A strong awareness of the causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, management and prevention of hypoglycaemia is essential if health professionals are to prevent harm and improve patient outcomes. Therefore, ongoing access to education that assists health professionals to remain well-informed about the latest evidence concerning hypoglycaemia is essential.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to enhance knowledge of the care of the person with diabetes by reviewing and updating information regarding the causes, assessment, and treatment of hypoglycaemic emergencies.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify those at risk of developing hypoglycaemia to implement strategies to reduce their risk of hypoglycaemia occurring
  • Use knowledge of the signs and symptoms of hypoglycaemia to manage patients experiencing a hypoglycaemic episode appropriately
  • Apply enhanced skills to more effectively care for the person experiencing a hypoglycaemic episode to ensure more advanced adverse outcomes are avoided
Target Audience

This Course is relevant to registered nurses and other health professionals who provide care for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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 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.

Details
CPD1h 30m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)434
First Published
Updated25 February 2019
Expires11 September 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetic Microvascular Complications
Emergency
Critical Care
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.7
434 Total Rating(s)
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Dawa doma
11 Sep 2019

Amazing presentation.. lot to learn

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Gary Macreadie
06 Sep 2019

This was a very useful resource and I highly recommend it

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Gwyneth White
05 Sep 2019

An excellent presentation directed at health practitioners dealing with clients with the potential or who experience hypo’s. logical information based on best practice to assist in the prevention and treatment of hypos.

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Patricia Zappia
04 Sep 2019

Very informative

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David Mangan
02 Sep 2019

Excellent review of Diabetes and how hypoglycaemia occurs.

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Barry Moore
22 Aug 2019

A lot of good information.

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Natalie Barnes
13 Aug 2019

Great update of hypos.

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Courtney Beck
08 Aug 2019

Learnt a lot in this one! Would recommend !

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Julie Allen
05 Aug 2019

A good learning tool.

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Prince Kwasi Wiredu
22 Jul 2019

Overall perfect