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Diabetes Management in the Primary Care Setting Unit 1 - Introduction to Diabetes

This course has been designed for those who have identified a need to update or increase their diabetes and diabetes management knowledge.

Unit 1 will provide nurses with a basic understanding of the disease 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 contains 7 Modules plus assessment. Each Module should take around 2 hours to complete.

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Learning outcomes

Module 1 - Diabetes Pathophysiology, Prevention and Detection

This module will provide nurses with an understanding of the pathophysiology of diabetes and its prevention and detection.

Module 2 - Diabetes and Lifestyle

Provide nurses with an understanding of the role of nutrition, physical activity and exercise in diabetes management and care.

Module 3 - Diabetes Medications

The role of diabetes medications in the management of diabetes.

Module 4 - Acute Diabetes Complications

Provide nurses with the necessary knowledge about the impact, recognition, treatment and prevention of acute diabetes complications.

Module 5 - Chronic Diabetes Complications

Provide nurses with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary in order to contribute to the prevention, early detection of and screening for chronic diabetes complications.

Module 6 - Self Monitoring in Diabetes

Provide nurses with an understanding of the role of self monitoring blood glucose, monitoring, and interpreting and applying the results in daily diabetes management decisions.

Module 7 - The Diabetes Care Team

This module examines the important role of general practice in providing a systematic approach to diabetes management and care. It provides an overview of referral triggers to the allied health members of the multidisciplinary diabetes care team and outlines the current Australian Commonwealth Government incentives introduced to support quality diabetes care in the primary care setting.

Unit 1 Written Assessment

About the author

The module has been developed by APNA and ADEA with the assistance of an educational grant from MSD.

What you'll get

Once you have completed all sections of the course, a certificate will be available next to the course name in the 'My Training' section of APNA Online Learning.

Target Audience

Suitable for nurses working in primary health care including general practice.

Estimated Duration

16 hours. Unit 1 contains 7 Modules plus assessment. Each Module should take around 2 hours to complete plus the assessment.

$430.00 (AUD) per subscription

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