The aim of this training is for the learner be able to provide Diabetic foot checks in general practice, to their patients and being able to confidently deal with and record their findings, knowing what to do and who to refer too when required. 

Diabetic Foot Checks in General Practice Course

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Diabetic Foot Checks in General Practice

Welcome to the GP Healthcare Alliance’s Diabetic Foot Checks in General Practice training course.

Estimated Completion Time: 3 Hour

* SystmOne is used in this course as an example of how you can report results.

This course is designed for clinicians within general practice who carry out Diabetic foot checks, therefore this may take the full 3 hours or depending on prior knowledge and experience may be completed faster. The aim of this training is for the learner be able to provide Diabetic foot checks in general practice, to their patients, being able to confidently deal with and record their findings, knowing what to do and who to refer too when required. When recording patient details, we will be referring to those who work on the SystmOne platform within the NHS, who will be providing face-to-face care as part of their role. Some lessons may be longer than others to ensure that you will be able to learn through the visual representation alongside the medical names and details of the conditions explored through various activities. 

Please remember that throughout this course there may be some actions/instructions that may be different, or have progressed within your workplace since this course was created. Please ensure that you adhere to any workplace protocols, understanding what to do with any concerns or queries as well as maintaining confidentiality throughout. This course provides you with guidance and will explain specific processes throughout.

It would be beneficial to have a note pad at the ready, but please do not worry if you have not, there are downloadable files for your reference! Some information provided has not got audio support as they will be included within the PDF at the end of each lesson, which can be increased in size within this format if or when required.

Course overview:

Why do we carry out Diabetic foot checks?

By the end of this lesson you will have learned the importance of carrying out Diabetic foot checks and what could potentially happen if these are not carried out regularly. You will be able to identify how these problems might look in practice, as there are visual prompts to support your learning within this lesson. 

Why are feet at risk in patient’s who have Diabetes?

By completing this short lesson you will learn why patients who have Diabetes are more at risk of poor foot health and lower limb difficulties, than those without and recognise why they are more susceptible to poor foot health. 

Equipment that you might require during a Diabetic foot check.

By the end of this lesson you will be able to identify what equipment could be used during a Diabetic foot check, including Neuropens and Doppler tools, this will be demonstrated through an accordion activity. You will be learning how to use this equipment in another lesson.

Common Diabetic foot problems in General Practice

Through completion of this lesson you will be able to recognise each common Diabetic foot condition that is regularly seen within General Practice, there will be named images for each condition to aid your recognition.

How to carry out Diabetic foot screening and recording your findings on SystmOne.

This is a large lesson with lots of visual supports, along with flip cards and accordion activities to aid the learning. You will learn to consider what questions might be useful to ask the patient, including their family history and any current ailments. We will also learn how to carry out an assessment, recording it specifically to SystmOne and how to use the equipment that we explored in an earlier lesson. 

Please remember that we have added all the information in a PDF at the end, for you to download on one document. You can refer to this download whenever/if needed in future, to refresh your knowledge on what to do and how to do it within practice, being correct at the time of writing.

*Please remember to always adhere to your workplace Protocols.*

Advice to patients for reducing serious foot problems

By completing this short lesson you will explore what steps patient’s can be advised on regarding keeping themselves generally healthy and for early identification of any foot health problems from ensuring that they can check themselves to aid their future foot care, we have incorporated this into an accordion activity.

Reference to some of the documentation utilised to formulate this course

We have provided the original resource information that we have explored, you may wish to read the original works and learn more from these at a later date or discover any new information that may be available since this course was created.

End of course assessment

This is where you will be able to show off all of the information that you have learnt, there is quite a lot, so reading any notes made through this course would benefit you for a quick recap! You will have 3 attempts to pass and will need a pass rate of 80% or more to pass and be able to obtain your certificate, which can be downloaded and printed.

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