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Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)116
First Published
Updated17 June 2018
Expires 30 August 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course is designed to provide up-to-date information on gestational diabetes (GDM) given several recent changes in management.

It will discuss predisposing factors for GDM, changes to treatment and diagnostic criteria, and how a diagnosis of GDM impacts subsequent pregnancies and ongoing health.

Topics
  • Overview and risk factors
  • Treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Education and future implications
Need

Health professionals need to be aware of the prevalence of GDM and the symptoms of this disease in order to identify women who may be at risk. They must also be aware of the management of GDM, which aims to normalise maternal blood glucose levels as soon as possible, reduce foetal and maternal risks, and reduce the long-term risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Education that addresses this is timely in order to improve maternal outcomes

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to provide up-to-date information focusing on the pathophysiology of hyperglycaemia during pregnancy and recent changes to the management of gestational diabetes (GDM).

Learning Outcomes
  • Explain the pathophysiology of gestational diabetes (GDM)
  • Describe the risk factors and diagnostic criteria
  • Identify clinical targets and general management principles for antenatal, labour and postpartum care
Target Audience

This Course is most relevant to registered midwives, nurses and other health professionals currently or intending to work with pregnant women with or at risk of developing gestational 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

Portrait of Michelle Robins
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 25m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)116
First Published
Updated17 June 2018
Expires 30 August 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Diabetes Mellitus
Pregnancy
Midwifery
Maternal and Child Health
Women's Health
Reproductive Health
Nutrition
Neonatal
Obstetrics
Endocrinology
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.5
116 Total Rating(s)
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Zhengyan chen
24 Mar 2020

Clear and structural contexts

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Debra Elizabeth Pandik
20 Mar 2020

I found that the presentation was narrated a bit too slowly to maintain my engagement. The information was very good

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Tegan Chapman
17 Mar 2020

This was a good resource although a lot of information to take in.

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Samantha Vallance
17 Mar 2020

I found this very educational and relevant for my area of practice.

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Teagan Ryatt
08 Mar 2020

Good resource. Excellent knowledge from the presenter. Relevant to practice across Australia.

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Lachlan Andrew Gaddes
07 Mar 2020

Excellent presentation from beginning to end.

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Jodi Griffith
06 Mar 2020

Great course information

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Natalie Albertyn
09 Feb 2020

This teaching has been relevant to my practice. It has reinforced previous learning. I have more confidence in identifying at risk women and better understand treatment plans.

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Angela van gangelen
05 Feb 2020

This was well done

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Lisa Smith
27 Jan 2020

Great basic presentation on GDM