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Details
CPD1h 30m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)429
First Published11 September 2018
Updated25 February 2019
Expires11 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

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

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.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to enhance knowledge of the care of the person with diabetes by reviewing and updating information regarding the causes, assessment, and treatment of hypoglycaemic emergencies.

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

Target Audience

This Course is relevant to registered nurses and other health professionals who provide care for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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.

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The Ausmed Education Learning Centre is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider number is P0342.

Details
CPD1h 30m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)429
First Published11 September 2018
Updated25 February 2019
Expires11 September 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetic Microvascular Complications
Emergency
Critical Care
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

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Learner Reviews

4.7

429 Total Rating(s)

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Barry Moore
22 Aug 2019

A lot of good information.

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Natalie Barnes
13 Aug 2019

Great update of hypos.

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Courtney Beck
08 Aug 2019

Learnt a lot in this one! Would recommend !

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Julie Allen
05 Aug 2019

A good learning tool.

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Prince Kwasi Wiredu
22 Jul 2019

Overall perfect

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Scott Fowler
18 Jul 2019

This course was of great benefit to me professionally.

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Tracy Halliburton
08 Jul 2019

Excellent education which has given me more confidence to manage a hypoglycaemic event appropriately, talk with the individual patient and provide patient centred care appropriate to their needs, look for hypo unareness and understand higher risk of hypo medications used to treat diabetes.

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Donna Flanagan
02 Jul 2019

This resource was well presented & the content information was clear & appropriate.

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Shelley Pasquill
02 Jul 2019

This course is very informative and clarifies exactly what to do surrounding a hypo, it clarifies the correct food administration etc... well worth the time it takes to do the course.

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Karen Innes
28 Jun 2019

Well paced, logical and interesting. It is obvious this lecturer knew their subject. Good use of recap, diagrams and pictures to explain concepts. Loved the section on the future- wouldn't it be fabulous to have a pump that can detect hypos and deliver glucose also? This has been very useful in my area of practice (mixed medical/ surgical ward of a rural hospital).