Diabetes in Practice for Nurses
This comprehensive eLearning course is for Practice and Enrolled Nurses looking to extend their diabetes knowledge. It is accredited for 12 CPD hours by the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA).
About the course
Practical Diabetes for Nurses is a comprehensive online course designed for Practice and Enrolled Nurses who would like to refresh and extend their knowledge of diabetes and improve their support to people in their care.
The course is developed by healthcare professionals and expert Credentialled Diabetes Educators who work closely with people living with diabetes. It is based on current best practice guidelines and principles.
The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) has provided partial funding for this course which means that you will pay just $110 for 12 CPD hours, saving you $215 (usually $325). However, funding is only allocated to a limited number of enrolments for 2022. Enrol today to take advantage of this reduced price.
What you will learn
Practical Diabetes for Nurses is endorsed by the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) for 12 continuing professional development (CPD) hours. After completing the course you will:
- Understand the importance of diabetes education and how to convey diabetes as a serious health problem in Australia.
- Have a comprehensive overview of diabetes, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and management principles.
- Know how to identify risk factors of type 2 diabetes and principle actions to take to delay diabetes development.
- Be able to describe key factors that affect blood glucose levels and recall key blood glucose targets for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes with reference to national guidelines.
- Know how to screen and treat mild, moderate and severe acute diabetes complications (hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia)
- Be able to describe chronic complications of diabetes such as microvascular, macrovascular, oral and mental health complications.
- Understand the importance of meaningful monitoring, including correct technique, equipment and the benefits of Blood Glucose Monitoring for the different types of diabetes.
- Know how key actions of common oral medications are used in diabetes management, describing possible side-effects with particular reference to hypoglycaemia.
- Understand the importance of positive language and communication to build rapport, trust and support behaviour change strategies in people living with diabetes.