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Diabetes: Nursing Management

  • : Melbourne VIC 3000

2 Day Course for All Nurses: Type I and Type II Diabetes Mellitus, Blood Glucose Monitoring, Insulin Administration, Prevention of Complications, Patient Education, Lifestyle Modification

Overview

 

Attend this seminar to learn about modern nursing care and management of people affected by diabetes mellitus. Update your knowledge of:

  • Current protocols relating to the administration of insulin
  • Measurement and management of blood glucose levels
  • Lifestyle factors relating to diabetes mellitus
  • Patient education strategies
  • Prevention of complications

Attend this consistently highly evaluated program if you have not had a formal diabetes update in the past 18 months.

 

Need for Program

 

Diabetes is becoming more prevalent worldwide and the associated nursing care is becoming more complex. Nurses are at the forefront of both the prevention and management of diabetes, and are critical to patient education and the minimisation of complications.

Nurses across a wide range of healthcare settings have a key role in managing diabetes. Therefore, all nurses need ongoing access to quality education in order to be well informed about the latest evidence and best practice in the management of this complex chronic illness.

Purpose of Program

The purpose of this seminar is to provide nurses with a general update of modern adult diabetes management that translates into improved outcomes for patients with diabetes.

Your Learning Outcomes

  • Complete an assessment of a patient with diabetes and implement an evidence-based plan of care
  • Evaluate assessment techniques for patients with diabetes, including the effective use of tools such as blood glucose meters, pathology and monofilaments
  • Recognise when a person has metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes or issues with glycaemic control and how to develop an appropriate nursing care plan to prevent escalation of disease
  • Determine how lifestyle factors that impact on diabetes management relate to strategies for patient education
  • Schedule Day One


    8:30am - Registration and Refreshments


    9:00am

    Adult Diabetes: The Silent but Devastating Epidemic

    As the population of those affected with diabetes continues to increase, the demand on nurses to care for people with this complex chronic illness grows. This introductory session both sets the scene and contextualises the issues that nurses need to understand in order to care for those with this pervasive disease.

    • What is diabetes and what are the common signs and symptoms?
    • Why the cause for concern?
    • Is its incidence increasing within the Australian adult population and why?
    • Why are members of indigenous communities so prone to developing this disease, and what other groups are at increased risk?
    • Why are members of indigenous communities so prone to developing this disease, and what other groups are at increased risk?
    • How often should the general population be screened for diabetes? Are you at risk?

    9:45am

    Lifestyle and Health Literacy: Impacts on Diabetes Risk – Prevention is the Key

    This session includes the risk factors associated with diabetes, including both modifiable and non-modifiable problems.

    • This session includes the risk factors associated with diabetes, including both modifiable and non-modifiable problems.
    • Why are nutrition, weight management, physical activity, blood pressure control, blood lipids and stress management so important?
    • Practical information and primary care tips to enable you to help people to make the necessary changes to improve their lifestyle choices
    • What is health literacy, how can you promote it and how can it improve diabetes management?

    10:30am - Morning Tea and Coffee


    11:00am

    Nutrition, Healthy Eating and Diabetes – It's All About Balance

    Eating well, being active and reducing weight is a balancing act – find out about the latest evidence and strategies for your patients with diabetes and pre-diabetes.

    • • What are the latest nutritional guidelines for all Australians?
    • What are the latest nutritional guidelines for patients diagnosed with diabetes?
    • Are there any practical, workable strategies for educating patients with diabetes, and promoting their need to lose weight? Does knowledge lead to behavioural change?
    • Weight control – pills, shakes, diets, medication and surgery – does anything work?
    • Practical examples and case studies will highlight more difficult and challenging situations

    12:30pm - Lunch Break and Networking


    1:30pm

    Blood Glucose Monitoring

    Blood glucose monitoring is used by both health professionals and people with diabetes. This session will review how both groups can make the most of their monitoring to ensure it is accurate, safe and useful. Information will be presented to help you ensure your meters are recording BGLs accurately.

    • An overview of the evidence supporting the best times to test blood glucose levels
    • How frequently do I test and why?
    • How to record and interpret results
    • How to record and interpret results
    • How to keep up to date with new developments: what does the future hold?
    • NDSS and access to strips, including the restrictions to access for those with type 2 diabetes not on insulin.

    2:30pm - Afternoon Tea and Coffee


    3:00pm

    Diabetes Medication Update: Oral and Injectable Medicines

    This session looks at non-insulin medicines and how they combine with diet and exercise to control diabetes. For many people, oral medicines or lifestyle changes are not enough. In such cases, injectable medicines become essential. This is an important area of nursing care and it is essential that nurses understand injectable medicines used in the management of diabetes, and their delivery systems. This session will review the latest evidence in relation to therapeutic treatment options and include relevant case studies.

    • Oral Medicines
      • Who benefits most from oral medicines and how do they work?
      • Are they suitable for all types of diabetes?
      • Recommended dosage ranges and intervals
      • Types and actions of oral medicines for use in diabetes management
      • Types and actions of oral medicines for use in diabetes management
    • Injectable Medicines
    • What injectable medicines are available for diabetes and why are they used?
    • Which types of diabetes benefit most from injectable medicines?
    • Which patients do not benefit from injectable medicines regardless of type?
    • What side effects and interactions must nurses be aware of?
    • Insulin regimens and devices
    • What blood glucose targets should we aim for?
    • Measuring insulin levels – when is this appropriate?

    4:15pm - Close of Day One of Program

    Day Two

    9:00am - Commencement of Day Two


    9:00am

    Diabetes Care Emergencies: Hypoglycaemic and Hyperglycaemic Episodes

    Diabetes emergencies can occur for a range of reasons; they can cause a great deal of anxiety and may be life-threatening. Experiencing an emergency in relation to diabetes can be very traumatic for a person and prevention is paramount. In this session you will learn about current best practice nursing care for common diabetes-related emergencies.

    • How to manage diabetes emergencies effectively
    • Early identification and prevention of diabetes emergencies
    • Early identification and prevention of diabetes emergencies
    • Care of diabetes-related emergencies in the hospital and other settings – key differences
    • The emotional response of patients and their psychological support needs in relation to the potential for hypo- or hyperglycaemia
    • Practical case study discussions will support this session

    10:00am

    Insulin and Legal Implications

    Insulin is one of the most likely drugs to be implicated in a lethal medicine error. This session will focus on the prevention of nursing errors.

    • What are the current risks of insulin administration and what are the legal implications for nurses?
    • Which laws govern insulin administration?
    • What are the implications for health facilities?
    • Is your current nursing practice relating to the administration of insulin safe and legal?

    10:30am - Morning Tea and Coffee


    11:00am

    Diabetes and Other Related Health Problems

    There is a range of cardiovascular, microvascular and macrovascular issues that can result from diabetes. This session explores some of the more common types of complications associated with diabetes, plus diabetes-related complications which may not have previously been apparent, and the nursing role in their identification and prevention.

    • What happens to the body at micro, neurological and vascular level and what are the implications?
    • Eye conditions relating to diabetes
    • Renal-related issues and lesser known complications
    • Team approaches to care

    12:30pm - Lunch Break and Networking


    1:30pm

    Assessment: The Key to Person-centred Management

    An interactive exploration of ongoing and comprehensive nursing assessment, as a foundation to the planning and design of appropriate care, and the implementation of management strategies for people with diabetes.

    • Explore how nursing assessments create the foundations for providing appropriate care and management interventions, explaining the dynamic nature of assessment and evaluation
    • Consider what is involved in the initial nursing assessment for patients with diabetes
    • Review which investigations need to be undertaken and why they need to be routinely kept within their ideal ranges
    • Person-centred assessment – the fundamentals and how it applies to the patient with diabetes

    2:00pm

    Motivational Challenges: Addressing Emotional Needs

    Psychosocial issues can impact significantly the ability of people to comply or adhere to their treatment regimens. When a person is diagnosed with diabetes, they are often required to make significant changes to their lifestyle. We will examine the implications for the patient, as well as the nurse, when compliance is an issue, with a focus on moving to wellness.

    • Strategies for changing behaviours or managing issues where people may resist treatment, have poor motivation or repeatedly revert to unhelpful routines and habits
    • How to work together to identify issues that would benefit from a goal-focused approach with a person with diabetes and how to set realistic and achievable goals
    • How to encourage people with diabetes to have their annual comprehensive health review and check-up
    • Access to diabetes treatments and resources - who pays?

    Techniques included in this session can also be used in your daily life to achieve your own personal health goals!


    2:45pm - Afternoon Tea and Coffee


    3:15pm

    What Help is Out There?

    This session will help you to facilitate a person with diabetes to access information, services and subsidised resources.

    • Types of services, organisations and other resources that are available, and how to access them
    • Connecting with acute care, private and community services to ensure people with diabetes are moving through the various systems and to prevent duplication of services
    • When to refer your patient and to whom
    • Communication between healthcare providers

    3:45pm

    Case Studies and Clinical Reasoning

    In this final session, you will be presented with case studies that highlight some of the key points that have been made over the past two days. This will assist you in understanding how complex theoretical care can result in successful outcomes when put into practice.


    4:30pm - Close of Seminar and Evaluations

    Presenters


    Catherine Wallace-Wilkinson

    Catherine Wallace-Wilkinson

    Catherine Wallace-Wilkinson is a Registered Nurse and has been a Credentialled Diabetes Educator since 2000. She has a demonstrated commitment to teaching the contemporary realities of managing diabetes and preventing complications. Catherine has worked in diabetes education since 1982, when she was employed by Gwen Scott at the Diabetes Foundation, Victoria, now known as Diabetes Australia, Victoria. Catherine has her own business, Positive Health Directions, and works in Independent Practice in Narre Warren and Neerim South, Victoria. Catherine completed the Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education at Deakin University in 1994. She was the Chairperson for ADEA Vic Branch from 1994 to 1998 and she is the current Chair for the AMNF Diabetes Nurse Educators Special Interest Group in Victoria. Catherine has recently reviewed all the systems around diabetes care at Vasey RSL Care, which provides Residential and Community Aged Care Services. Catherine has a keen interest in Accelerated Learning and Neuro-Linguistic Programming and has studied extensively in facilitating group learning and training techniques. She is a renowned presenter and her sessions are interactive and entertaining. Catherine is consistently very highly evaluated by those who attend her education sessions.

Title
Diabetes: Nursing Management
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas
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Type
Delivery
Provider Type
RTO
Duration
10 hours 30 mins
Start Date
27-Nov-2017
End Date
28-Nov-2017
CPD
10 hours 30 mins
Fees
$506.00
Location
Melbourne VIC 3000
Venue
Oaks On Collins , 480 Collins St
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