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Diabetic Foot Screening for PNs and HCAs
January 16, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
This training course is for Practice Nurses and HCAs.
This training will be delivered by Gareth Beatty, Podiatrist & Diabetic Foot Training Lead, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.
The training will:
- Provide standardised foot screening training to HCPs in primary care across the STP. To identify Risk status and the relevant action required as defined by the pathways of care.
- Raise awareness of requirement to inform patients of outcome of the foot screening both verbally and in writing (Leaflets available to support – see below)
- Raise awareness of the importance of the urgency required in treating Diabetic Foot disease and identifying the correct pathway to follow, depending on the needs of the individual patient with diabetes. [A diabetic foot ulcer is regarded as a Cardio-Vascular Incident as significant as a Stroke or Heart Attack]
- On completion of training, provide participants with a ‘footcare pack’ to assist in diabetic foot screening, to include:-
o a monofilament testing tool
o shatter proof examination mirror with aid memoir on back
o CPR instruction manual (or similar for primary care).
o Badge – “Diabetic Foot Screener” identification badge.
o Collection of advice leaflets for patients with diabetes related to their identified risk (Low/Medium/High) and sources to download further copies to give to patients after screening
o Raise awareness of and promote E-LfH foot screening module and on-line accredited exam and certification. This links to ESR & Professional development records by NMC/GMC Nos