Carer Series: Care of the Person with Acute Hyperglycaemia
CPD Hours / Duration
0.5 hour/s
Depends on Membership level

Carer Series: Care of the Person with Acute Hyperglycaemia

Presenter Jules Aitken, Nurse Education Consultant

Jules Aitken is an Endorsed Nurse Practitioner specialising in Diabetes, Chronic Disease and Weight Management.  She attained her Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).   She is also a registered Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE) registered with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) gaining her Certificate of Diabetes Management at the University of Technology Sydney.   She has worked within the diabetes, chronic disease and weight loss management field for over 15 years

Working both independently and within specialist clinics, Jules coordinates the care of clients with complex diabetes, chronic conditions and weight loss.  She also provides education and completes assessments within residential aged care facilities, disability and home care.

She has participated in research projects involving chronic disease management, weight loss and diabetes and has presented at nursing, allied health, medical and community events at local, State and National level.  She is a mentor for diabetes educators with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and also provides education and mentorship for student nurses, EENs, RNs and other health professionals within private organisations. 

Jules has worked with local, State and Federal government organizations most notably a Primary Care Network as a member of a working committee establishing health pathways for aged care, diabetes and chronic pain and also as a member of their quality improvement committee.

Course Content

Glucose is the body’s main energy source.  Higher blood glucose, or hyperglycaemia, can affect the body’s ability to function.  Extremely high blood glucose levels can be fatal.

This webinar for carers and assistants in nursing provides an overview of acute hyperglycaemia, how to recognise hyperglycaemia and how to care for a person with hyperglycaemia.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of acute hyperglycaemia
  • Gain an understanding of how to look after a person with acute hyperglycaemia
  • Understand when and how to implement strategies to support an older person with acute hyperglyceamia
  • Identify signs and symptoms of acute hyperglycaemia