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Diabetic foot care and assessment essentials for healthcare assistants

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Study day: Diabetic foot care and assessment essentials for healthcare assistants

Course content includes:

  • What is diabetes, prevalence and signs, symptoms
  • Blood glucose control and medication
  • Recognition of hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia and its treatment and management
  • Review of national guidance and resources
  • Common diabetic foot problems including peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, infection, ulceration
  • Undertaking a foot inspection and recognising when to seek advice
  • Palpating foot pulses practical
  • Understanding the role of the foot care team including podiatrist, diabetic specialist nurse, dietician, occupational therapist and healthcare assistant role in prevention
  • Macrovascular and microvascular complications

 

Who is this study day for? This course is suitable for healthcare assistants who assist a registered nurse or GP in the care and management of a patient with diabetes.

Pattern of Delivery: CD0140N

Location: Kingston University

Pattern of Delivery: 1 day

Course dates:*
(9.30am-4.30pm)

  • 24 October 2017
  • 24 May 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £145

Study day leaders:Francina Hyatt and Neesha Oozageer Gunowa

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