Diabetic Foot Care Online Course 2020

This course aims to support service delivery of diabetic foot care in the Solomon Islands by building the capabilities of service staff.

Course objectives

On completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of diabetes mellitus and the correlation to foot wounds.
  2. Understand how foot wounds occur, causing factors, risk factors and complications.
  3. Conduct diabetic foot screening, initial wound assessment, ongoing assessment, referral to appropriate services, provide education and follow-up.
  4. Strengthen understanding of multidisciplinary care and display capacity to work as a team between the diabetes foot clinic, rehabilitation department and appropriate relevant services.
  5. Demonstrate clinical skills in the assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment of diabetic foot wound in wound management and offloading.
  6. Proficient in infection control and display ongoing commitment to aseptic technique, proper hand wash and hand rub, how to don and doff personal protective equipment and follow infection control protocol for health professionals.

For a full list of objectives and more information, please download the course outline below.

Online learning facilitators

A profile picture of Tom.

Tom Fitzpatrick
Podiatrist
Email: tomfitzpatrick@motivation.org.au
Phone/Telegram: +61 434 841 007

A profile picture of Lee.

Lee Brentnall
Prosthetist Orthotist
Email: leebrentnall@motivation.org.au

A profile picture of Ann.

Ann Morris
Diabetes educator
Email: spreydon1@icloud.com

Session content

Want to find all the videos currently released for this course? Click the button below.

Motivation Australia acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada, for this DFC training, through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) programme.

Canada Fund logo