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Optimising the nurses role in managing insulin therapy: achieve therapeutic goals.

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With the incidence of diabetes continuing to rise and the increasing complexity of self-management for those using insulin, the skill base of health providers in all areas of the health care system need to be considered. People with diabetes on insulin could be using a range of different insulins and devices for giving the insulin, including insulin pumps. Therapeutic goals for people with diabetes also need to be individualised according to age, duration of diabetes, other co-morbidities, degree of cognition to name a few. In addition increasing numbers of insulin treated people with diabetes are residing in aged care facilities where there is a limited number of nurses, and a large proportion of unregulated workers employed and limited consumer involvement in care, placing further pressure on the sometimes complex care of these people.

The aim of this webcast is to address the following topics:

  • individualising treatment targets – factors to consider when setting targets
  • factors which might impact on selection of insulin type and injection frequency
  • factors which might impact on insulin device selection e.g. insulin pumps

This webcast is available for registered participants for 3 weeks.

Cost:   ACN members $22 (incl. GST)
            Non-members $30 (incl. GST)

 

 

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