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Details
CPD1h 30m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)94
Publish Date11 September 2018
Review Date27 June 2019
Expiry Date11 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 include:

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

Target audience

Any health professional who provide care for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Purpose

Enhance knowledge of the care of the person with diabetes by reviewing and updating information regarding the causes, assessment, and treatment of hypoglycaemic emergencies.

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.

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

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 credentialled 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
4.8
Total Rating(s)94
Publish Date11 September 2018
Review Date27 June 2019
Expiry Date11 September 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetic Microvascular Complications
Emergency
Critical Care
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Learner Reviews

4.8

94 Total Rating(s)

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Jennifer OHara
13 Feb 2019

I found this resource to be stimulating and will encourage colleagues to listen.

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Anne Smith (Mudge)
11 Feb 2019

It was an excellent resource giving great education on the causes , & treatments available in managing Hypoglycaemia.

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Gregory Turner
07 Feb 2019

An excellent online course. A MUST for anyone who deals with diabetics.

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Denise Hutsby
05 Feb 2019

very informative and useful information for all health care professionals

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Ngoc My Tran
03 Feb 2019

good

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Elizabeth Cotton
25 Jan 2019

Excellent. Detailed and thorough

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Kylie starick
24 Jan 2019

Very beneficial with some excellent key points for me to look out for as a newly graduated Registered Nurse about to enter practice.​

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Caitlin Dugger
24 Jan 2019

Very good

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Sabina Rai
23 Jan 2019

co-related topic with DM in general. always good to have knowledge about this. rule of 15 was the best to treat such situation.

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Simbarashe Chiswine Ngwenya
23 Jan 2019

Educative