Management of Diabetes

Course Overview

This course teaches staff how to support people with diabetes. It focuses on diabetes awareness, blood sugar monitoring and the administration of insulin.

Duration

Half day 3 hours

Aimed at

Care support workers who have a role in supporting people with diabetes

Format

We use a combination of distance learning (to teach the knowledge) plus a face-to-face workshop to teach the practical skills required and assess competency

Learning Outcomes

Workbook
Each learner will be provided with a comprehensive workbook providing the following learning outcomes:

  • Individual healthcare plans (IHP) for diabetes
  • The role of glucose and insulin
  • The causes of hyperglycaemia
  • Symptoms of hyperglycaemia
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • Treating hyperglycaemia according to the person’s IHP
  • The causes of hypoglycaemia
  • Symptoms of hypoglycaemia
  • Treating hypoglycaemia according to the person’s IHP
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Administration of insulin

 

Workshop:
On the face-to-face workshop you will learn the skills and competencies required, namely:

  • Working from Individual Healthcare Plans (IHPs) for people with diabetes
  • The role and support from the diabetes nurse specialists
  • The role of insulin and glucose
  • Blood sugar monitoring (practical)
  • Hyperglycaemia – causes, symptoms, treatment
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Hypoglycaemia – causes, symptoms, treatment

Assessment

There are written tests that you will take to test your knowledge of the theory (after reading the workbooks). There are practical tests of competency that you will undertake on the face-to-face workshop.

Course Mapping

QCF Unit 3047: Support the use of medication in social care settings.

Price

(up to 12 people)

£495 + VAT