Diabetes management can be confusing, especially on night duty. Between heightened stress levels, sleep deprivation and slowing of the heart rate, there are many issues to consider when managing the patient with diabetes overnight. This informative talk will refresh your knowledge of the basics of diabetes management, as well as provide practical tips for the night duty nurse.
Lois Rowan is a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, Credentialled Diabetes Educator and Nurse Practitioner. Lois is currently working at the Royal Melbourne Hospital as Diabetes Nurse Practitioner. She also works at the Victorian Endocrine Clinic as well as a number of medical centres and a pharmacy across Melbourne. For the past 13 years, Lois has worked for HARP (Hospital Admission Risk Program) and has spent the last 7 years on the Australian Diabetes Educators of Australia credentialling committee. Lois is also an Ambassador Speaker for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.