Part 1: Wound management, infection control and offloading

The first part of this course delivers background and practical information on foot wounds and their treatment.

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

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Tom Fitzpatrick
Phone/Telegram: +61 434 841 007

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Lee Brentnall
Prosthetist Orthotist

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Ann Morris
Diabetes educator

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

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