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The Safe Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy

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Course Description

This online training course will increase your understanding of the management of diabetes in women pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and during the postnatal period.

Overview
This online training course will increase your understanding of the management of diabetes in women pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and during the postnatal period.

There are many risks associated with diabetes in pregnancy, to both the mother and the foetus, so it is essential that pregnancies are prepared for and managed safely. These risks can include miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, pre-term labour, congenital malformations and foetal macrosomia. It is essential for those with pre-existing diabetes that they are able to plan and prepare for their pregnancies.

The overall aim of managing a diabetic pregnancy is to ensure the health of both mother and child. This training course will provide healthcare professionals who care for women with diabetes with the knowledge they need to properly care for those who become pregnant, or who wish to become pregnant. This course includes information about blood glucose monitoring and dietary changes, contraception, the risks associated with diabetic pregnancy and what you need to consider.

Pre-pregnancy care includes the steps taken to provide information, advice and support to be able to accomplish optimum blood glucose control prior to conception, to improve general health and to ensure effective care before conception. Upon completion of this module, learners will understand how they may start to develop a health plan for women with diabetes who wish to become pregnant.

E-learning content

  • An introduction to diabetes in pregnancy
  • Pre-pregnancy advice and care
  • How to manage diabetes in pregnancy
  • Women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus

Training outcomes
Having completed this module, learners will be able to:

  • Outline the medical considerations when preparing a woman with diabetes for pregnancy
  • Describe the main aspects of antenatal and postnatal care for a woman with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • Discuss how they would screen for and treat gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)

Accreditation
The content of this course is certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Duration
Approximately 1 – 2 hours. As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.

Target Audience
This course was designed for all healthcare professionals who care for women with diabetes who become pregnant or who wish to become pregnant.

Test and certificate
The end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test three times at no extra cost.

If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.

£25.00 + VAT

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