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.
On completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of diabetes mellitus and the correlation to foot wounds.
- Understand how foot wounds occur, causing factors, risk factors and complications.
- Conduct diabetic foot screening, initial wound assessment, ongoing assessment, referral to appropriate services, provide education and follow-up.
- Strengthen understanding of multidisciplinary care and display capacity to work as a team between the diabetes foot clinic, rehabilitation department and appropriate relevant services.
- Demonstrate clinical skills in the assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment of diabetic foot wound in wound management and offloading.
- 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
All videos used during this course are available from the Motivation Australia youtube, and have been collected into a playlist here.
- International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) guidelines
- Basic Principles of Wound Healing
- Wounds international – Wound management in the diabetic foot
- World Diabetes Foundation – Diabetes Foot Care Toolbox
- International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Diabetes Atlas 9th edition 2019
- Diabetes Australia: Foot care
Motivation Australia acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada, for this DFC training, through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) programme.