Date
18 Apr 2018
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Cost
Free
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Event location
Western Health - Sunshine Hospital
176 Furlong Road
St Albans VIC 3021
Australia
Available to
Practice Nurses
General Practitioners
Professional development points
4
The activity aims to inform GPs and practice staff in the West of Melbourne on the effective use of new therapies and technology for management of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes patients in primary health care setting.

This session will be facilitated by the Diabetes and Endocrine department at Sunshine Hospital and will be lead by Dr Dev Kevat (Endocrinologist, FRACP) and Deepa Ariarajah (CDE, RN)

This session will provide information on:

  • new treatments (oral and injectable) for Type 2 Diabetes
  • information on the changes to NDSS, new technology such as flash glucose meter, continuous glucose monitor (CGM) available for patients with diabetes
  • Discuss cycle of care and software available for PHC team to promote patient engagement
  • Post-discharge management of patients with type-2 diabetes  
  • Interactive discussions of case scenarios


Learning outcomes

By the end of the session all participants will be able to:

  • Motivate patients to commence injectable therapies, including insulin
  • Demonstrate knowledge of benefits and risks of second and third line oral and injectable therapies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of new blood glucose monitoring technologies for Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes
  • Provide care to their patients that can align with the diabetes cycle of care
  • Describe the principles of best practice management of patients with Type 2 Diabetes (post-discharge from specialist clinics)
Session Location
Auditorium 1st floor,
Western Health Centre of Education
Sunshine Hospital Western Health
176 Furlong Rd St Albans
Parking available Sunshine Hospital near main entrance off Furlong Rd.

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