Diabetes and pre-diabetes has reached epic proportions in the Canada. Who’s at risk? And are you up-to-date in your understanding of assessment and current drug management for diabetes?
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta and Barb Bancroft are pleased to present a new educational video on “Diabetes and Health Assessment” (above). This 90 minute video covers the diagnosis and assessment of patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Learn the myriad of risk factors associated with Type 2 diabetes as well as the “few” risk factors for Type 1. Diabetes is a systemic disease; therefore the assessment of the patient includes all systems — cardiovascular, neurologic, GI/GU, skin and more.
Barb Bancroft RN, MSN, PNP is a widely acclaimed national speaker, noted for her humorous, entertaining and information-packed seminars.
More Diabetes Resources
Did you know Diabetes Canada has a wardrobe of rich resources that can help you further understand the complexities of Diabetes and care of a Diabetic client?
The Registered Nurses Association of Ontario have several Nursing Best Practice Guidelines that include a document called “Reference Guide for People with Diabetes” and other documents related to footcare and the diabetic client.
LPNs have a key role to play in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes. Use these resources to learn more about the complexities of diabetes and its treatment to improve your competence managing clients with this disease.
For more professional development, contact the CLPNA at firstname.lastname@example.org, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).