Diabetes Nurse Module

The incidence of increasing number of people developing type 2 Diabetes and associated complications and no reduction in the incidence of type 1 Diabetes indicates a continuing need for health care workers to develop their knowledge and understanding of the condition. Government health departments predict that the increase in diabetes and complications arising from this will significantly influence the provision of health care .The official predictions have led to guidance on how the increase should be managed which includes the need for health care staff to be well informed about diabetes mellitus . Nurses undertaking this module would be able to extend their existing knowledge and skills and would be expected to become knowledgeable in the care and management including monitoring of blood glucose, diagnostic investigations, nutritional requirements and health education of patients with diabetes. Evidence based practice and local policies and procedures associated with diabetic patients. Psychosocial impacts of diagnosis and coping. Multi-disciplinary team working including family and carers providing support in both primary and secondary care settings.

Course content:
  • Pathophysiology and Diagnosis
  • Management of Hypoglycaemia and its prevention
  • Short-term Complications of Hyperglycaemia
  • Self-Management
  • Medications other than Insulin
  • Insulin Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Macro vascular Complications
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Neuropathy
  • Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy in Pre-Existing Diabetes.
Learning Outcomes:
  • To provide participants with an overview of the metabolic disorders of glucose metabolism and pathophysiology of diabetes including the corresponding clinical characteristics and diagnostic criteria
  • To provide participants with an understanding of hypoglycaemia, its consequences and the need to educate people with diabetes to implement strategies to prevent, recognise and manage hypoglycaemia
  • Analyse, plan and justify in writing, the professional care/management for one problem of a patient with Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Critically reflect upon the applications of educational principles when teaching a person with Diabetes Mellitus
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the health workers role related to nutritional guidance for a person with Diabetes Mellitus
  • Demonstrate a critical application of contemporary medical management of Diabetes Mellitus as part of health workers care.
  • Analyse and demonstrate personal and theoretical development of appropriate practical health care skills associated with Diabetes Mellitus in relation to the notion of scope of professional practice.
  • 5 days
  • 30 hours of theory session
  • 10 hours of practical training
Teaching and Learning Strategy:
  • Workbooks (Time allocated to complete 01 workbook = 3 hours)
  • Private Reading time, Assignment work, preparing assignments = 5hours
Course location: Columbia Asia Hospitals, Bengaluru, Mysore, Pune, Patiala, Palam Vihar, Ghaziabad, Kolkata.

Eligibility: GNM, B.Sc. Nursing with minimum 1 year experience.

Course Fees: ₹ 5,000/-