Diabetes Education for Health Professionals

With the increasing prevalence of diabetes, there is a growing need for well-informed knowledgeable nurses and health professionals to care for people with diabetes.

Nurses and health professionals are in a key position to engage with people for education on the prevention and management of diabetes. It is critical therefore that nurses and health professionals have ongoing quality education with the latest evidence and best practise for diabetes prevention and management.

In line with current recommendations, please note our health professionals group education sessions have been cancelled in response to the measures we are actively taking to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. We do have planned alternative future dates for bookings

It is highly recommended health professionals update their diabetes knowledge for optimal patient outcomes. If you have not attended a formal diabetes program in the last 3-5 years, Diabetes SA offers two programs: Diabetes Essentials for Healthcare Professionals and Diabetes Extension for Healthcare Professionals.

Diabetes Essentials for Healthcare Professionals

An interactive one-day program that will provide you with best practise knowledge of diabetes management, suitable for nurses, allied health professionals and healthcare workers. Programs are supported by a pre-learning video and information package.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the latest guidelines and recommendations for diet, lifestyle and medical management of diabetes.
  • Describe forms of diabetes medication management and technology options.
  • Apply knowledge of acute and chronic complications of diabetes.
  • Support sick day management to optimise diabetes self-care.
  • Influence best practise that applies the goals of management using the annual cycle of care.
  • Apply person-centred care and promote multi-disciplinary referral pathways to support clients.

Date: Friday 18 September 2020 Price: $220 non-members, $170 affiliate members (per person, incl. GST)

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Diabetes Extension for Healthcare Professionals

An interactive one-day program that will expand your knowledge of diabetes management and the latest advances in technology, suitable for nurses, allied health professionals and healthcare workers who have either attended the Essentials Program or want to advance their current diabetes knowledge. Programs are supported by a pre-learning video and information package.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify insulin types and demonstrate understanding of diabetes emergencies and perioperative requirements.
  • Recognise suitable dietary options including carbohydrate counting for recommendations and referrals.
  • Describe knowledge of the latest diabetes technology, devices and current treatments.
  • Optimise emotional support and care for all types of people by recognising problems and strategies to improve outcomes.
  • Demonstrate a person-centred care approach and provide guidance with recommending diabetes support and services.

Date: Friday 6 November 2020 Price: $220 non-members, $170 affiliate members (per person, incl. GST)

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What is included

Both programs are presented by our expert Credentialled Diabetes Educators and Accredited Practising Dietitians, and include:

  • Pre-learning package 1 CPD hour
  • 6 hours of interactive learning
  • Case studies and quizzes
  • Certificate of completion
  • 6 CPD hours for each program
  • Full day catering included

Eligible participants that complete the pre-learning and both educational activities are entitled to claim a total of 13 CPD hours.

Questions or need help with booking?

Call: 1300 198 204 or Email: education@diabetessa.com.au

Pre-learning – Diabetes for Health Professionals

The pre-learning package will prepare you to engage with both the Essentials or Extension program day interactive presentations, case studies and practical activities.

Book either Essentials or Extension program and you will receive a link to pre-learning package with 3 online videos that cover:

  • Increasing trends in diabetes statistics and social determinants of health
  • Pathophysiology and the changes that occur in different types of diabetes
  • How to easily describe diabetes physiology to your clients

You will be able to check your knowledge through a pre-learning quiz. Pre-learning package will be available 2 weeks prior to program commencement.

APNA Endorsement

This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria

The 'Diabetes Essentials for Healthcare Professionals' and 'Diabetes Extension for Healthcare Professionals' are endorsed by The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) – the peak professional body for nurses working in primary health care.

Eligible participants that complete the pre-learning and both educational activities are entitled to claim a total of 13 CPD hours.

QIC Health & Community Standards

Diabetes SA achieved accreditations against the QIC Health & Community Standards

This accreditations indicates to our members, consumers and stakeholders that we are demonstrating ongoing continuous quality improvements in services and programs we provide.

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If you are a health professional, considering becoming an Affiliate Member

An Affiliate membership includes any organisation, company, institution, corporation or person interested in diabetes or the welfare of people with diabetes and subscribes to the objects of the Association. 25% member discount and member only offers are not available to Affiliate members.

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As an Affiliate member, you save $50 on Diabetes Essentials & Extension for Healthcare professionals, receive Healthe-News for Health Professionals, My Life magazine three times a year, and more...