Diabetes Management in the Elderly
Whatever their age, people with diabetes have specific needs requiring a management plan that is unique to them. In this course, students will discover theory and techniques to assist elderly diabetes patients to sustain the best quality of life possible, whether they live independently or in long term care.
Diabetes Management in the Elderly is designed for practicing health care professionals working in long term care or community settings. Led by Certified Diabetes Educators with extensive experience in elderly care, the course covers key topic areas including:
- Diabetes: types, symptoms, diagnosis, importance of management
- Challenges of managing diabetes in the elderly
- Managing blood glucose
- Nutrition and meal planning
- Antihyperglycemic agents
- Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia
- Diabetes and Dementia (new)
- Chronic complications
- Advocating for change
Students will gain skills and knowledge to develop, adapt and implement workplace protocols for diabetes care, as well as train non-registered staff in the care of elderly diabetes patients and use of protocols to standardize care. Focus is placed on the development of individualized diabetes management plans that take into account research, clinical practice guidelines, best practice in long term care, and the needs and wishes of the individual.
The course is delivered primarily online, in combination with a two day in-person workshop. Students also complete an online case conference, two written assignments and an online examination.
The next two day in-person workshop will take place March 22-23, 2014 at The Michener Institute.
Course information will be sent to students via email one week prior to the course commencing. All other materials are made available online on the course start date.
|Code||Course Title||Format||Tuition||Date(s)||Register By||Availability|
|DE804-1||Diabetes Management in the Elderly||$625.00||Nov-04-2013 - |