This Course provides a comprehensive update on the causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms and management of a diabetes emergency - hypoglycaemia.
- How can you identify hypoglycaemia?
- Who’s most at risk?
- What’s the latest in managing hypoglycaemia?
- Is there an optimal administration of insulin?
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.
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.
- 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
This Course is relevant to registered nurses and other health professionals who provide care for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
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.
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.
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.