The attachment programme aims to provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of a Diabetes Nurse Educator, as well as the set-up and functions of the Diabetes Metabolism Centre (DMC).
The Department of Endocrinology provides a tertiary level care in hormonal and metabolic disorders. The Diabetes Metabolism Centre located at Bowyer Block C Level 1, was established in 1995 to provide comprehensive range of services for patients and equips them / their carers with the necessary skills to manage their diabetes independently and safely.
In addition, a team of diabetic nurses educators conduct diabetes education and counselling to patient / carer and nurses. They are also assisted by dietitians and podiatrists and together problems are dealt with in consultation with the medical staff.
The Endocrine Ward, situated at Block 4 Level 6, is managed by a senior nurse manager, nurse clinicians and her team of skilled nurses. Together the team adopted a holistic approach to help patients achieve an acceptable quality of life.
At the clinical attachment, participants will learn:
Roles and responsibilities of a Diabetes Nurse Educator
Counseling of diabetic patients in terms of dietary, medication, foot and self-care Educating patients on blood glucose self-monitoring, insulin injection and titration of medication based on self-monitoring
Ward in-patient assessment and review
Clinic review and home follow-up
Latest practices on diabetic management
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