Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)171
Publish Date29 November 2016
Review Date15 August 2019
Expiry Date29 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 include:

  • Review of the pathogenesis of diabetes
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • Hyperglycaemic Hyperosmolar State (HHS)

Target audience

All healthcare professionals, and especially useful for credentialed diabetes educators.

Purpose

To provide health professionals with current evidence-based information concerning hyperglycaemia, its prevention and management, in order to prevent complications for the person with diabetes.

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.

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

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

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 25m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)171
Publish Date29 November 2016
Review Date15 August 2019
Expiry Date29 November 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetic Microvascular Complications
Preventative Health
Healthy Lifestyle Counselling
Primary Health Care
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Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.7

171 Total Rating(s)

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Kiran Bhullar
21 Apr 2019

The resource reinforced my previous knowledge and helped me to assess patients with diabetes and use best nursing practice to minimize the risks.

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GOEUN KIM
21 Apr 2019

well demonstrated with practical nursing intervention.

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Georgina Irons
21 Apr 2019

Presented well in easy to understand, clear concise manner.

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Annette O'Carroll
20 Apr 2019

Thoroughly enjoyable learning experience.

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Melissa Charles
20 Apr 2019

This was extremely informative and valuable to any health professional.

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Shupikai Kanemanyanga
20 Apr 2019

It is very helpful to anyone, both clients and support workers. I have learnt the need to do health checks regularly and present yourself or client to health professionals for help without delay. DKA and HHS are fatal health problems.

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Elizabeth Roads
20 Apr 2019

Excellent subject learnt a lot

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Karamjeet Kaur
20 Apr 2019

This VLA has provided the better learning opportunities to manage the diabetes in healthcare sector.

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Alina Alina
20 Apr 2019

Very interesting and knowledgeable

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Keren Stokes
20 Apr 2019

In depth and informative easy to follow.