Diabetic undergoing surgery: considerations and precautions


Diabetic undergoing surgery: considerations and precautions Join the Australian College of Nursing for this one hour webinar  Many people admitted to hospital for surgical procedures may also have diabetes. Recent studies have shown that people admitted for any condition, will have a longer average length of stay if they also have diabetes. Regardless of the reason for the admission, the appropriate management of their diabetes should be an important part of their care. This one hour webinar aims to address the issues that may arise when caring for a person with diabetes undergoing surgery, and discuss the appropriate management. Topics covered:
  • Why managing diabetes is important
  • Pre-op and post-op care and management
  • How to manage glucose levels when fasting
  • How to set up and run insulin/dextrose infusions
  • Restarting subcutaneous insulin doses
  • Wound care principles
  • Case study
Date: 30th April 2014 Time: 6:00pm (AEST) To register for the webinar: www.cpd.acn.edu.au/course