About the CPD short course
This short course is conducted over two days and is equivalent to 14 continuing professional development (CPD) hours. Please note that this program is subject to change.
Who should attend?
This short course is designed for registered and enrolled nurses at the beginning to lower intermediate level who provide care to people with diabetes.
Date and location
We are currently finalising our calendar of CPD short courses for the first half of 2017. If you would like to be informed when dates are announced, you can register for email notifications.
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|RN member $327.00||EN member $269.00|
|RN non-member $385.00||EN non-member $327.00|
Key learning outcomes
On completion participants will be better able to:
- discuss the epidemiology of diabetes mellitus
- discuss contemporary dietary, exercise and pharmacologic management of diabetes mellitus
- discuss the significance of blood glucose monitoring, ketone monitoring and glycaemic control of clients with diabetes mellitus
- incorporate the principles of foot care into nursing practice
- manage the surgical patient with diabetes mellitus
- identify the manage short-term complications of diabetes mellitus
- discuss the management and prevention of long-term complications in diabetes mellitus
- discuss goals and strategies in the management of diabetes mellitus throughout the lifespan
- discuss the psychological and social support needed by the clients and families in the management of diabetes mellitus.
Welcome and introduction
Types of diabetes
• type 2 diabetes
• type 1 diabetes
• gestational diabetes
• groups with special needs
A morning tea break will be included in this session
Self-monitoring in diabetes
• glucose meters available
• monitoring ketones
• practical testing session
Lifestyle factors: physical activity
• recommendations and contraindications
Medications in diabetes
Afternoon tea break
Lifestyle factors: nutritional management of diabetes
• goals of nutritional management
• food and nutrient groups
• label reading
Chronic complications of diabetes: the diabetic foot
• foot care
Morning tea break
Acute complications of diabetes
A morning tea break will be included in this session.
Chronic complications of diabetes
Psychosocial aspects of diabetes
Support services and self-management
Afternoon tea break
Evaluation and close