New ANZCOR Diabetes Guideline

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The Australian and New Zealand Resuscitation Council has recently released a new guideline to support the management of diabetes in a First Aid setting. 

The Guideline has has consolidated a lot of existing practices as well as provided greater guidance on the amount of sugar to administer in a low blood sugar emergency, how to deal with an insulin pump and when to use a blood glucose meter. 

It has also clarified the use of a hypo kit for parents and carers.

It is highly recommended that all First Aiders make themselves familiar with these guidelines. Below we have highlighted some key sections:

Management of Low Blood Glucose (HYPO)

 Exert from ANZCOR guideline 9.2,9

Exert from ANZCOR guideline 9.2,9

Insulin Pumps

 Exert from ANZCOR guideline 9.2,9

Exert from ANZCOR guideline 9.2,9

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Use of Blood Glucose Monitoring Devices

 Exert from ANZCOR guideline 9.2.9

Exert from ANZCOR guideline 9.2.9

Make sure you stay up with the latest changes to First Aid guidelines by attending a First Aid course with Australian Pacific Training Solutions 

 

 

Cameron Smith