Expand your knowledge and skills as a primary care nurse to achieve best patient outcomes in general practice
About this Program
Helping primary care nurses expand their knowledge and skills to achieve best patient outcomes in general practice
GPEx’s Practice Nurse Education and Development Program is specifically tailored to nurses wanting to transition into a general practice setting, or those who are already working in primary health care who want to upskill.
This module is one of 24 modules available in the Program. Modules can be purchased individually or together at a discounted price. You will have immediate access for up to 12 months from time of purchase.
An online certificate of completion is automatically available on successful completion.
Seat time: 1 hour
In this module, you will learn about:
- The different types / classifications of diabetes including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes and other less common forms
- The significance of impaired fasting glycaemia and impaired glucose tolerance and the importance of lifestyle modification in the prevention and management of diabetes
- Assessing diabetes risk and how diabetes screening and diagnosis occurs in the primary care setting
- Management of type 2 diabetes in the primary care setting including:
- Patient education
- Lifestyle advice
- Commonly used medications including oral hypoglycaemics, injectable medications and insulin
- Glycaemic targets and how to perform blood glucose monitoring
- Recommended vaccinations
- Important advice that patients with diabetes may need to know about sick day management, travel advice and fitness to drive requirements
- The management of diabetes emergencies including hypoglycaemia and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
- Long-term care coordination including the use of the annual diabetes cycle of care and the preparation of GP Management Plans (GPMP) and Team Care Arrangements (TCA)