Diabetes Awareness in the care home setting. A 1-day course for non-registered practitioners working in the elderly care home setting.
- Individual registration is not available
- Courses can be commissioned locally to you. The national team will travel to a venue of your choice and deliver the course. Registration will be open to invited healthcare professionals in the local vicinity. To commission a course a minimum of 15 students is required and a maximum 50
1-day of face-to-face sessions. Duration 6.5 hours
Students have access to a paper workbook
Non-registered practitioners (including managers) working in the elderly care home setting
Outline of content
This 1-day course aims to raise awareness of diabetes-related issues that face people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes living in residential and nursing homes. This will enable delegates to actively recognise and communicate any concerns and strengthen communication between care home staff and allied healthcare professionals, ultimately preventing unnecessary hospital admissions.
The course is structured using Diabetes UK’s Resident’s Diabetes Passport
What is diabetes, both type 1 and type 2
The Diabetes UK resident’s diabetes passport and preparation for a diabetes review appointment
Blood glucose monitoring and target setting
Nutrition key messages
Hyperglycaemia and illness management
End of life care
Flip chart reflection: ‘when to call the GP’ and ‘how to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions
To commission a local course please contact us for an individual quote based on number of students and location.