Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

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1h 4m
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Details
CPD1h 4m of CPD
First Published
Updated12 March 2023
Expires 27 June 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Healthcare professionals are required to demonstrate competence in caring for patients who have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). This Ausmed Course will discuss predisposing factors for GDM, changes to treatment and diagnostic criteria, and how a diagnosis of GDM impacts subsequent pregnancies and ongoing health for patients.

Topics
  • Overview and risk factors of gestational diabetes
  • Treatment options
  • Education and future implications
Need

According to the National Hospital Morbidity Database, in 2017–18, around 1 in 6 females, aged 15–49 who gave birth in hospital, were diagnosed with gestational diabetes (16.1% or 43,100 women) (AIHW 2021). Due to this high prevalence of diabetes in Australia, health professionals are likely to encounter this condition and require the knowledge to appropriately educate, care for and identify at-risk women. Through appropriate evidence-guided actions, nurses and other health professionals can reduce maternal and foetal risks associated with gestational diabetes mellitus.

Purpose

To provide healthcare professionals with current, evidence-based information concerning gestational diabetes mellitus, in order to reduce both maternal and foetal risks.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Enhanced evidence-based knowledge of the pathophysiology of gestational diabetes.
  2. Identify patients at high risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus.
  3. Able to initiate appropriate assessment, education, treatment and referral for a person with gestational diabetes mellitus.
Target Audience

This Ausmed Course is most relevant to registered midwives, nurses and other health professionals currently or intending to work with pregnant women with or at risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educators

Presented by
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Michelle Robins View profile
Michelle Robins is a credentialled diabetes educator and a nurse practitioner with Northern Health. She has worked for 30 years as a diabetes educator at several major tertiary hospitals in Victoria and Queensland. Michelle has served on more than 50 diabetes-related committees and contributed to book chapters on diabetes.
Details
CPD time1h 4m
First Published
Updated12 March 2023
Expires
27 June 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Learning Tools
Topics
Diabetes Mellitus
Pregnancy
Midwifery
Maternity
Women's Health
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