New ANZCOR Diabetes Guideline
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)
Use of Blood Glucose Monitoring Devices
Make sure you stay up with the latest changes to First Aid guidelines by attending a First Aid course with Australian Pacific Training Solutions