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Nurse-Led High Risk Diabetes Assessment - Jedda Outten
The high risk diabetes assessment project was aimed at people with high risk for diabetes type two based on the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ guidelines. The appointments included an ECG, an ABI and discussion regarding the reasons for high risk of type two diabetes, lifestyle factors and prioritising and developing goals for change.
The purpose of this project is to increase patient engagement with healthcare services and increased health education and awareness of lifestyle risks and modifications. It is about what the patient sees as important and wants to change, with the nurse’s role to educate and empower patients to facilitate change and support self-management of health.
This nurse-led model has highlighted the knowledge and value of practice nurses in preventative and accessible health care.