The aim of the interactive workshop is to engage with and challenge participants to:
- Identify risks for older people with diabetes (OPWD) when transitioning to, between and from care settings: acute, community, respite, rehabilitation and community.
- Develop strategies to engage with OPWD and the care team to proactively plan to minimise transitional risks using a Diabetes-Specific Discharge Planning Tool for Older People with Diabetes.
Ms Michelle Robins - Introduction and outline of the workshop
Ms Nicole Duggan - Diabetes, discharge planning and engaging with older people: whose role is it?
Professor Trisha Dunning - Identifying transitional risks for older people with diabetes - a proactive preventative approach
Dr Sally Savage - Developing a Personalised Discharge Planning Tool for Older People with Diabetes
Ms Bernadette Unmack - Introduction to case studies
Ms Michelle Robins - Group Discussion and Case Studies
Ms Nicole Duggan - Resources to support health professionals
Ms Michelle Robins - Summary of key points and close
At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
- Determine diabetes-specific and other factors that trigger an acute admission or readmission for older people with diabetes.
- Identify how to engage with older people with diabetes and their family carers and health professionals to identify and minimise risks associated with care transitions at discharge.
- Examine the diabetes educators (community/outpatient/acute/subacute) role and responsibility in discharge planning for older people with diabetes.
- Contribute to safe discharge planning for older people with diabetes and family members.