Courses and workshops
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Diabetes Update for Registered Nurses
The Diabetes Update for Registered Nurses workshop is relevant for trained nurses who provide care for adults with diabetes. It is designed to increase knowledge and confidence by giving the learner a greater understanding of diabetes. The improved skills acquired will enable the practitioner to provide safe and appropriate advice and care to people with living with diabetes in line with current NICE guidance; with the ultimate aim being to make a positive difference to people living with diabetes and their quality of life.
This workshop will be delivered by an experienced Diabetes Specialist Nurse (who also works within the NHS) and provides a discussion based facilitated learning environment. ‘Hands on’ time with devices, interactive activities and ‘hypothetical scenario’ discussions are included. Useful for revalidation purposes too!
It lasts approximately 6 hours (with refreshments and lunch break) and covers:
- TREND Diabetes Competency Framework
- signs and symptoms of diabetes
- causes of diabetes
- complications of diabetes and how to prevent them
- the diabetic foot
- oral and injectable therapies and injectable devices (including hands on time with a range of injectable devices)
- Injection sites and lipohypertrophy
- legal requirements for the use of ‘sharps’
- signs and symptoms of hypoglycaemia (hypo) and how to manage a hypo
- causes of hyperglycaemia and how to treat high blood sugars
- the role food plays and ‘carb consistency’
- management of the person with diabetes during inter-current illness
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) and Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemic State (HHS)
- current advice around managing insulin use in end of life care
Please be aware that competency of injection technique is not assessed.
The cost is per person and includes a delegate pack, certificate of attendance and a copy of the post workshop Evaluation Report.
Full payment must be made in advance (by BACS or cheque).
Complimentary refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits) are provided, however attendees need to bring something with them to eat during the lunch break.