This 12 part e-Learning series will provide health professionals with an evidence- based approach to the care of women with GDM in a multidisciplinary environment.
The Gestational Diabete Mellitus (“GDM”) eLearning series provides health professionals with an evidence- based approach to the care of women with GDM in a multidisciplinary environment.
This series has been developed using current best practice evidence and guidelines. Individuals are encouraged to apply this knowledge in the context of local institutional policy and within their own scope of practice.
This series pertains only to the care of women with GDM. Women with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes require more intensive medical and obstetric surveillance and management.
At the completion of this eLearning series participants will:
be able to define GDM and differentiate it from other types of diabetes
be confident to educate women with GDM about the condition, self management, risks and complications
be able to identify the appropriate tests and interpret them in order to diagnose GDM
have increased knowledge about the management of a woman with GDM in the antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum periods
be able to actively participate in multidisciplinary discussions on care-planning for clients with GDM
Introduction to Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Testing and diagnosis of GDM
Blood Glucose Monitoring - Tests and Technology
Blood Glucose Level Self-Monitoring
Dietary Management of GDM
Physical Activity and GDM
Pharamacological Management of GDM
Self Administration of Insulin Therapy
Peripartum and Intrapartum Care
This education package is suitable for a multidisciplinary team involved in the care of a GDM patient including:
Nursing and midwifery students
This eLearning series is suitable and available for any healthcare professional wanting to increase their knowledge about GDM.