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Details
CPD1h 15m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)123
First Published
Updated22 September 2019
Expires 22 September 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will provide an update on insulin therapy, and the vital role insulin plays in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Topics
  • Why is insulin a high-risk medicine?
  • How does carbohydrate intake impact on glucose and insulin levels?
  • How should insulin be safely prepared and stored?
  • Includes practical demonstrations and much, much more...
Need

Insulin is required by all people with type 1 diabetes, as well as by the majority of people with type 2 diabetes after ten years' duration of the condition. It is a high-risk medicine with significant dangers if administered inappropriately.

Regular review of the general principles that underlie the prescription and administration of insulin preparations for those with insulin-requiring diabetes mellitus is essential for competent nursing practice and the Quality Use of Medicines (QUM).

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to enhance knowledge of insulin therapy by reviewing basic information about insulin, its use, and the administration for the treatment of people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Learning Outcomes
  • Correlate administration of insulin with current best practice techniques.
  • Differentiate between types of insulin in order to effectively individualise treatment for patients.
  • Identify issues regarding the safe use of insulin to prevent adverse patient outcomes.
Target Audience

This Course is relevant to all healthcare professionals who care for individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who require insulin.

Disclosure

The presenter discloses that within the past 12 months she has participated on advisory boards in reviewing education material and providing presentations.

This learning activity has been evaluated prior to and during production to ensure the integrity of this content is not in any way biased. 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 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. See Educator Profile

Details
CPD1h 15m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)123
First Published
Updated22 September 2019
Expires 22 September 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Diabetes Mellitus
Medications
Insulin Therapy
Medication Safety
Diabetic Microvascular Complications
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.8
123 Total Rating(s)
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Analyn Loreto
05 Dec 2019

Relevant

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Linley HOLES
04 Dec 2019

Great resource, well presented and easy to follow. It helped me to identify gaps in my knowledge and as a result I feel more confident in administering insulin.

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lois greenhow
04 Dec 2019

This activity was well presented and educational

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Kadupitige Didula Eranda Priya Kadupitiya
03 Dec 2019

Excellent

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Carl Berman
28 Nov 2019

Very infomative and engaging

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Sue Whittaker
26 Nov 2019

Excellent

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bronwyn langfeldt
25 Nov 2019

Information was relevant, informative and up to date.Easy to understand.

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Michelle Taylor Emms
22 Nov 2019

Really interesting VLA.

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Martin Mendoza
17 Nov 2019

It was very educational and instructive!

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Claire Law
17 Nov 2019

This subject is complex. Maybe too complex for a little 1.5 hour course. I could not recall the. 10 or so insulins, all with brand names, generic names, different modes of action, it would be something only repetition would make me learn. Its almost something to learn off by heart. In a diabetic speciality this would be very useful. For me in post operative care, I wouldn't be able to retain all the specifics of each different insulin.