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Online diabetes management in the primary care setting - unit 1 'introduction to diabetes'
Target audience: Nurses working in the primary health care setting who have identified a need to update or increase their diabetes and diabetes management knowledge
Course summary: This course provides participants with a basic understanding of diabetes and its impact on the individual and the broader community. This unit will provide the minimum diabetes specific knowledge needed to support provision of quality care to the person with diabetes and their families and carers. Unit 1 will enable nurses to:
- identify those at risk of developing diabetes and appropriate primary care prevention strategies
- recognise the diagnostic criteria for diabetes
- identify the common presentation as well as management of different types of diabetes
- provide information and basic introductory diabetes self management education to persons with diabetes in their care
- identify signs, symptoms and recommended treatment of acute diabetes complications
- provide assistance with diabetes survival skills
- identify recommended screening processes for common chronic diabetes complications as well as strategies to reduce or delay their development
- manage appropriate referral pathways for persons with complex diabetes care requirements.
Fee payable: Yes
Delivery mode: Online
Financial support for Indigenous students: Not specified
Australian Practice Nurses Association (APNA)
Ph: (03) 9669 7400
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