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Lecture Overview

This is an essential lecture for any nurse who works across the perioperative setting. Julie reinforces the importance of having clear Guidelines and policies for the complex management of diabetes pre and post-operatively. A great opportunity to refresh your knowledge of key considerations for good diabetes control when a patient is undergoing surgery.


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Julie Loughran

Julie Loughran is a credentialed diabetes educator who has been working in the field of diabetes for the last 20 years. Julie moved from the UK in 2013 where she worked as a diabetes nurse. She is a certified DAFNE and DESMOND trainer and has been involved in several structured education programs for managing people with diabetes. Since moving to Australia, Julie works as a diabetes nurse consultant for Northern Health. See Educator Profile


20 Total Rating(s)
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Weiqi Li
31 Oct 2019

great lecture

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Lisa Jane Douglas
19 Oct 2019

Informative and relevant.

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Anna Carkeet
13 Oct 2019

Great lecture

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Anna Carter
12 Jul 2019

Good lecture

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Tanika Flynn
09 Jul 2019

The lecturer provided current and appropriate evidence. The Insulin and diabetes medicines were clearly explained and easy to understand.

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Jacinta Marie Costigan
06 Jul 2019

Makes me more aware of diabetes and it’s complicated drug regime preoperatively and post operation. Reviewing company policies and guidelines

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Lucille Geissberger
26 Jun 2019

The lecturer was easy to understand and engaging. She explained important concepts about insulins and diabetes medication well and provided vital and current information which is essential for all nurses to understand, particularly in the surgical setting.

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Lucille Geissberger
26 Jun 2019

The lecturer was easy to understand, engaging and explained important concepts well. Some very important and current information was provided which is vital in the surgical setting for practitioners to know about. It is essential information which should be given to all nurses.

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Karen Innes
23 Jun 2019

Interesting and clear information provided. Has made me curious to see the guidelines at my organisation.

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Lolita Atkins
21 Jun 2019

Very good resources in both residential aged care and acute settings who are dealing with diabetes. Educator is engaging and I can recommend this to anyone.