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BD Medical Best E-poster Award: Elizabeth Mulrooney

Type 1 Clinic – The Move Towards Social Media and Technology

Elizabeth O’Meara1, Charlotte Hurburgh1, Melissa Angus1, Richard MacIsaac1, Kathleen Steele1

1. St Vincents, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia

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Aim

To utilise information obtained from patients attending Type 1 clinic for quality improvement recommendations in our service delivery. To ensure our health service is not limited by historical service arrangements and has the ability to innovate and implement change if required.

Objectives

  1. Complete a needs assessment of patients arriving to clinic:
    • Identify if social media is used
    • Identify if patients have seen a Dietitian or Diabetes Educator in the last 12 months
    • Report body mass index (BMI)
    • Report current HbA1c results
    • Report the number of patients with hypoglycaemia
    • Report the number of patients with ketones present
  2. Identify limitations & recommend innovative solutions in diabetes clinic

Method

  1. Collect data for 3 months: age, gender, HbA1c, blood glucose level (BGL), ketones, BMI, use of social media & allied health attendance in the last 12 months.
  2. Review technology skills of Doctors, Diabetes Educators, nursing and administration staff
  3. Review the clinic physical environment

Results

Conclusion

This abstract award is supported by BD Medical.