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Diabetes Emergencies: Hyperglycaemia

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online

Course Overview

This Course will focus on high blood glucose levels in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, which can have a catastrophic impact on the individual’s health requiring immediate hospital intervention.

Topics

  • Review of the pathogenesis of diabetes;

  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA);

  • Hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state (HHS).

Need

Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic health condition in Australia. While hyperglycaemia is present when diabetes is diagnosed, glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) levels may remain high once treatment is instituted. Studies have shown a strong, consistent relationship between hyperglycaemia and microvascular and macrovascular diabetic complications such as nephropathy and amputation respectively. Additionally, hyperglycaemia can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), an acute complication associated with a high mortality rate if not efficiently and effectively treated.

Studies have shown a strong, consistent relationship between hyperglycaemia and microvascular and macrovascular diabetic complications such as nephropathy and amputation respectively. Additionally, hyperglycaemia can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), an acute complication associated with a high mortality rate if not efficiently and effectively treated.

 

Due to the high prevalence of diabetes in Australia, health professionals will care for people with this condition and one of the most important goals in the management of diabetes and prevention of complications is good glycaemic control.

Purpose

To provide health professionals with current, evidence-based information concerning hyperglycaemia, its prevention and management, in order to prevent complications for the person with diabetes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify patients at high risk of developing hyperglycaemia and initiate appropriate assessment, blood glucose monitoring, referral and pathology.

  • Use knowledge of the pathophysiology of poor glycaemic control to assist people with diabetes to recognise and act on presenting signs and symptoms of hyperglycaemia.

  • Link recommended emergency management of hyperglycaemic episodes with best nursing practice to minimise the risk of complications for patients.

Target Audience

All healthcare professionals, especially credentialed diabetes educators.

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.

Educators

Presenter

Michelle Robins

Michelle Robins is a credentialed diabetes educator with 23 years of 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.

Peer Reviewer

Jenny Gowan

Jenny is a practicing pharmacist, a Teaching Associate at Monash University and Clinical Associate at RMIT university . She is a current member of the PSA Branch committee, Editorial Board Member of AUS-DI (Drug information), Guidelines Committee for the National Asthma Council Australian Asthma Handbook, and RACGP Silver book for Aged Care . Jenny is an accredited consultant pharmacist, and conducts her own company focussing on medication reviews in the home and Aged Care Facilities as well as Quality Use of Medicine consultancy. She works regularly in community pharmacy plus sessions in a GP clinic at a Community Health Centre. Jenny has published over 380 educational articles and presents hundreds of talks annually. In 2010 Jenny received the Sanofi-Aventis award by the University of Sydney, in 2013, PSA Australian Pharmacist of the Year and 2016 Jenny was the AACP-MIMs Consultant Pharmacist of the Year.

Type
Delivery
Title
Diabetes Emergencies: Hyperglycaemia
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Community and Primary Health Care, Diabetes, Healthy lifestyle counselling, Preventive healthcare | medicine
Location
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation
CPD Points
1 hour 3 minutes of CPD
Price
Free
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