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Details
CPD1h 10m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)51
Published14 November 2017
Updated31 January 2018
Reviewed05 August 2018
Expiry Date14 November 2018
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.

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 include:

  • Classes of insulin
  • Review of how carbohydrate intake impacts on glucose and insulin levels
  • Modes and uses of insulin
  • Administration of insulin via pump, pen and pre-drawn syringe

Target audience

All healthcare professionals who care for individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who require insulin.

Purpose

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.

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).

Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.

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

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 10m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)51
Published14 November 2017
Updated31 January 2018
Reviewed05 August 2018
Expiry Date14 November 2018
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Diabetes Mellitus
Medications
Insulin Therapy
Medication Safety
Diabetic Microvascular Complications
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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