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Details
CPD1h 15m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)51
First Published
Updated18 September 2019
Expires18 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 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 15m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)51
First Published
Updated18 September 2019
Expires18 September 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Diabetes Mellitus
Medications
Insulin Therapy
Medication Safety
Diabetic Microvascular Complications
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.8
51 Total Rating(s)
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Beth Lusk
01 Nov 2018

I LOVED this, so informative, best diabetes and insulin teaching I have heard. Thanks!

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Gregory Turner
28 Oct 2018

A great online course! Very informative and interesting. I feel I should do this course annually as a refresher as I’m sure Ausmed will update this . Well worth my time.

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Cecily foged
19 Oct 2018

great way to follow presentation

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Leanne Whyte
13 Oct 2018

Great general overview

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Jenna He
04 Oct 2018

Very comprehensive and informative

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Maree Smith
02 Oct 2018

Very well presented topic. I found some of the links didnt connect for evidence. I wouldve liked to hear about best practice with insulin should bgls be below parameters. All m in all this was very helpful and i recommend it to anyone wanting to understand diabetes and jnsulin management

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Mirriam Mzileni
09 Sep 2018

Very well presented.

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Gabriele Dummett
22 Aug 2018

Very well presented

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Beverly Salt
19 Aug 2018

easy to follow. wet clear directives.Ndw knowledge undertaken to help my scope of pfatuse safely

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Nicole Stuart
19 Aug 2018

Very informative