Diabetes and PoC Blood Glucose Monitoring

Guardian Angels
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

An Understanding of Diabetes and Point of Care (PoC) Blood Glucose Monitoring

Course Overview:

The course "An Understanding of Diabetes and PoC Blood Glucose Monitoring" is tailored to equip healthcare professionals with the essential knowledge and practical skills essential for effective diabetes management. This includes safe skills in blood glucose monitoring and critical aspects of diabetes care. Given the chronic nature of diabetes, effective monitoring and timely interventions are imperative. This course provides an in-depth training experience to empower healthcare professionals to deliver optimal care with confidence to individuals grappling with diabetes.

Course duration:

1/2 day course (3 hours)

Course content:

  • Defining diabetes.
  • Enumerating diabetes types and causes.
  • Engaging in diabetes management discussions.
  • Exploring blood glucose monitoring mechanisms.
  • Demonstrating blood glucose monitoring aligned with individual care plans.
  • Mastering reporting and recording protocols.
  • Summarising approaches for handling diabetic emergencies.

Course objectives:

  1. Outlining Diabetes Fundamentals: Grasping diabetes pathophysiology, types, risk determinants, and potential complications.
  2. Proficient Point-of-Care Blood Glucose Monitoring: Developing skilfulness in utilizing blood glucose monitoring tools and interpreting outcomes for patient well-being.
  3. Effectively Managing Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia: Proficiently identifying and managing instances of low and high blood sugar through suitable interventions.
  4. Advocating Patient Education: Recognising the significance of educating patients regarding diabetes management, medication dispensation, lifestyle adjustments, and self-monitoring.
  5. Collaborative Holistic Care: Collaborating with interdisciplinary teams to provide all-encompassing diabetes care, taking into account patient inclinations and requisites.

Course features:

  • Interactive Classroom Sessions: Engaging classroom instruction led by experienced healthcare educators to facilitate understanding and skill development.
  • Practical Demonstrations: Hands-on, live demonstrations.
  • Skills Practice: Opportunities for participants to practice relevant procedures under the guidance of instructors.
  • Scenario-Based Training: Real-life scenarios and case studies to enhance problem-solving skills.
  • Question and Answer Sessions: Interactive discussions and Q&A sessions to address participant inquiries and concerns.
  • Peer Learning: Collaborative learning among participants, allowing for the exchange of experiences and insights.
  • Safety Protocols: Emphasis on safety protocols, infection control measures, and adherence to healthcare guidelines.
  • Blended Learning: All of our face-to-face training courses utilise the “Blended Learning teaching approach that combines traditional in-person classroom teaching with online digital learning activities. This aims to leverage the strengths of both face-to-face and online learning to create a more effective educational experience which promotes safe and confident practice. 

Target audience:

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Health and social care professionals
  • Allied Healthcare professionals
  • School and Education professionals

Assessment and Certification:

Participants will complete a number of assessments to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding, these typically consist of written assessments, practical demonstrations, and scenario-based assessments.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded with a certificate to evidence their participation.

Note:


This course overview is a general guideline and can be customised to suit specific local requirements and preferences, therefore, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your requirements prior to making a booking.

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