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Type I Diabetes - Nursing Young People

  • : Brisbane QLD 4001
Overview

What does the future hold for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes? How will this affect your nursing care? Come to this conference and discover the latest information on management principles and their practical applications that really make a difference to the life of individuals living with this condition. Includes:

  • Diagnosis and early intervention
  • Up-to-date pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes
  • Latest Guidelines for managing type 1 diabetes
  • Common errors in the administration of insulin
  • Prevention of complications and hospital avoidance strategies
  • Psycho-social aspects and how to support patients and their families
  • Support networks
Schedule

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Day One

8:30AM REGISTRATION FOR DAY ONE


9:05

Denise Bennetts

Diagnosing Type 1 Diabetes

In this introductory session we will look at how type 1 diabetes differs in presentation and epidemiology to type 2 diabetes. It includes:

  • A review of the underlying pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes
  • What are the presenting signs and symptoms?
  • How is the diagnosis confirmed?
  • What are the latest guidelines for management?

This session includes a type 1 compared to a type 2 diabetes case study.

10:00

Margaret Whillier

Type 1 Diabetes - Managing Hypoglycaemia

Hypoglycaemia can be a frightening experience for those with type 1 diabetes. It can lead to adverse consequences if not treated appropriately. This session looks at nursing management of a person with hypoglycaemia and concludes with a scenario.

  • Diagnosis and treatment of hypoglycaemia
  • The role of glucagon
  • Hypo unawareness and its implications
  • Hypo-anxiety - utilising new technologies
  • Driving and hypoglycaemia - current guidelines
  • Hypoglycaemia - a scenario

10:45 MORNING TEA


11:15

Margaret Whillier

Ketoacidosis - Current Best Practice Prevention and Nursing Management

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious condition that can be life-threatening for people with type 1 diabetes. This session looks at the symptoms, causes, and consequences of DKA and discusses how early intervention through patient education is of paramount importance.

12:00

Claire Childes

Targets to Achieve Optimum Self-Management and Prevention of Complications

This session gives an overview of health screening, supporting self-management and presenting complications. It also includes issues affecting a young person's motivation to self-manage the condition. Includes:

  • What do we mean by targets and why have them?
  • How to achieve optimum self-management
  • Factors affecting motivation to self-manage the condition
  • Role of GP and the cycle of care

1:00PM LUNCH BREAK


2:00

Claire Childes

Practical Session - Insulin Devices; Glucagon Demonstration; Correct Injection Technique and Lipohypertrophy

Monitoring blood glucose and administering insulin require adept use of devices. This practical session looks at best-practice usage of a range of the commonly used glucometers and insulin devices. Includes a discussion of the range of blood glucose meters currently available and:

  • How to correctly test for blood glucose, including rationale for frequency of testing
  • Record keeping and young people – alternative options to keeping a diary
  • Correct injection technique and site selection
  • Preventing lipohypertrophy

2:45

Claire Childes

Credentialled Diabetes Educators and the Role of ADEA

This session looks at this important organisation whose educators are crucial for supporting those with type 1 diabetes.

  • What education is required to become a CDE?
  • What is the role of the Credentialled Diabetes Educator?
  • How to locate a CDE in your area

3:00 AFTERNOON TEA


3:30

Karen Shann

Paediatrics and Type 1 Diabetes

This session looks at the type of support needed by children and their families. Includes:

  • School issues and how best to support a child
  • Supporting parents of children with type 1 diabetes
  • Managing insulin when food refusal occurs

4:15 CLOSE OF DAY ONE OF PROGRAM


Day Two

9:00AM COMMENCEMENT OF DAY TWO


9:00

Dr Treasure McGuire

Insulin Medication and Diabetes - An Update

Managing adolescents and young people with diabetes can be challenging. While Insulin is used in this cohort primarily for T1DM, young women with gestational diabetes may also be managed with insulin during their pregnancy. In this session, the physiological and pharmacological role of insulin will be discussed, together with the evidence to support this intervention. A review of the types of insulins available will explore questions such as:

  • How much insulin does a person require over a 24 hour period?
  • What are the insulin action profiles and how can these characteristics be exploited to optimise management?

10:00

Karen Shann

Pumping and Type 1 Diabetes

This short session provides insight into how insulin pumps are used in type 1 diabetes. Includes:

  • Principles of pumping
  • Referral process and considerations
  • Advantages and disadvantages of pumping
  • Funding considerations of using a pump

10:45 MORNING TEA


11:00

Helen Buckle

Psychosocial Issues - A Holistic Approach

Managing the physical aspects of type 1 diabetes is only half of the story. The psychological impact of this chronic condition is less well understood. Supporting patients and their families requires highly individualised, skilled nursing care. This session dives deeper into the psychosocial issues and includes:

  • What is the psychological cost to the individual and their family as a result of the demands of this chronic condition?
  • Transition and helping the adolescent sail into young adulthood
  • What is the role of psychology services in diabetes and referral pathways?
  • Sleep issues
  • Drugs and alcohol use in diabetes

12:00

Janet Taylor

Principles of DAFNE – (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating)

Attempting to avoid hypoglycaemia and achieve normo-glycaemia is a constant struggle for people with type 1 diabetes. The DAFNE program educates people on all aspects of diabetes to empower them to safely adjust doses of insulin depending on what they eat. This session discusses the underlying principles of DAFNE and includes:

  • Why DAFNE?
  • What type of skills does DAFNE foster?
  • What is involved in a DAFNE program?
  • Is DAFNE suitable for everyone with type 1 diabetes?

1:00PM LUNCH BREAK


1:45

Helen d’Emden

Disordered Eating in Type 1 Diabetes (A Case Study)

Eating disorders are commonly seen in our community and people with type 1 are not immune from these conditions. However, due to the nature of type 1 diabetes a coexistent eating disorder is very problematic. This session looks at the implications of eating disorders in type 1 diabetes, how nurses can assist and treatment pathways.

2:30

Marija Sorvoja

The Role of Diabetes Australia Queensland (DAQ)

Diabetes Australia is a charity and membership organisation providing education, advice, ongoing support and advocacy to Queenslanders living with and at risk of diabetes. This session includes:

  • The role of DAQ
  • NDSS – what is it and how do people join?
  • Other services

3:00 AFTERNOON TEA


3:15

Special Guest: Kristyn Ranson

Real-Life Story - A Day in the Life of a Young Adult with Type 1 Diabetes

This final session of the program will take you on the real-life journey of a young person with type 1 diabetes. You will gain first-hand knowledge of what it is like to live with this condition on a daily basis and be a parent of a young adult with type 1 diabetes.

This insight will greatly assist you to understand why advice can be difficult to implement even with all the best intention in the world. It also reveals the deep-seated fears that can be experienced by people with this condition and the strategies that can be used to overcome them.

4:00 CLOSE OF DAY TWO OF PROGRAM


The Goal Need for Program

According to Diabetes Australia ‘Type 1 diabetes accounts for 10% of all cases of diabetes…’ This condition mainly affects people under the age of 30 years although its incidence is increasing across the life spectrum. Nurses knowledge of this condition must be current as changes to management principles and technologies do occur which significantly affect outcomes.

Purpose of Program

This program provides nurses with current knowledge for best practice of the management of adolescents and young adults living with type 1 diabetes.

Your learning outcomes:

Adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes will receive nursing care that is underpinned by latest evidence, clinical reasoning and the individual’s personal preference

Plans of nursing care for people with type 1 diabetes will result in quality outcomes

Risk associated with hypoglycaemia will be minimised through appropriate educational strategies

Interprofessional collaboration will be enhanced and lead to holistic family centred management

Presenters

Claire Childes

Claire Childes

Claire Childes is a Registered Nurse and Credentialled Diabetes Educator with over 10 years' experience working with diabetes communities both ... Read More

Denise Bennetts

Denise Bennetts

Denise Bennetts is a Clinical Nurse Consultant and credentialled Diabetes Educator at a Tertiary Hospital in Brisbane. She has previously ... Read More

Margaret Whillier

Margaret Whillier

Margaret Whillier is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator and has worked in the area of diabetes nursing care for five years. ... Read More

Karen Shann

Karen Shann

Karen Shann is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator with many years' experience in diabetes care (she developed her first education plan ... Read More

Treasure McGuire

Treasure McGuire

Dr Treasure McGuire is a medicines information pharmacist, pharmacologist, educator and researcher. As Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Mater Health Services, ... Read More

Helen Buckle

Helen Buckle

Helen Buckle is a Clinical Nurse/Therapist - Mental Health, currently working at The Mater Young Adult Health Centre, Brisbane. In ...Read More

Helen d'Emden

Helen d'Emden

Helen d'Emden currently works at the Queensland Diabetes and Endocrine Centre as a dietitian/diabetes educator. Over the past 10 years ... Read More

Kristyn Ranson

Kristyn Ranson

Kristyn Ranson's daughter Jessica has had type 1 diabetes since she was 15 years of age.  She is now 20 ... Read More

Janet Taylor

Janet Taylor

Janet Taylor is a Registered Nurse and has been a Credentialled Diabetes Educator with the Australian Diabetes Educators' Association since ... Read More

Marija Sorvoja

Marija Sorvoja

Marija Sorvoja is a Registered Nurse and Credentialled Diabetes Educator working with Diabetes Queensland. Marija discovered her passion for diabetes ... Read More

Title
Type I Diabetes - Nursing Young People
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Provider Type
RTO
Duration
11 hours
Start Date
21-Jul-2016
End Date
22-Jul-2016
CPD
11 hours
Fees
$671.00 (two days)
Location
Brisbane QLD 4001
Venue
Mercure Hotel Brisbane, 85-87 North Quay
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