Why take this program?
Affecting over 11 million Canadians, people living with type 1, type 2, or pre-diabetes have a 15-25% lifetime risk of foot ulceration. Despite 85% of these ulcerations being preventable with good foot care and footwear, 85% of amputations in people with diabetes are preceded by a neuropathic foot ulcer. Furthermore, 50% of people with diabetes who experience a major non-traumatic lower limb amputation will die within five years of their amputation – a mortality rate higher than breast cancer! To prevent diabetic foot complications, it is imperative that clinicians acquire the knowledge to identify patients at risk for foot complications and to implement appropriate preventative and treatment measures, using a systematic approach.
Who should take this program?
Based on the content of the Wounds Canada document, Best Practice Recommendations (BPR) for the Prevention and Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers, the aim of this self-paced, interactive program (two online modules and a live 1.5-hour-long webinar) is to enhance the diabetic foot ulcer prevention and management knowledge of nurses and allied health-care professionals. Professionals who self-identify as novice or advanced beginners in their diabetic foot ulcer prevention and management knowledge will benefit from this program.
What does the program offer?
This program will review the contents of the BPR document and demonstrate their new knowledge by successfully completing knowledge check questions and applying best practices to a case study.
Following the completion of the two online modules, students will join expert interprofessional faculty on a webinar to discuss their success in applying their new knowledge and enablers and barriers to practice change. Using live polling, students will also discuss complex wound cases presented by faculty, demonstrating the application of best practices in the prevention and management of diabetic foot ulcers. Webinars occur twice annually, with an archived version available for viewing should the student not be able to attend the live session.
What will I receive once I complete this program?
Once the student successfully completes all the interactive modules (courses) in this interprofessional program, they will receive a certificate of successful completion.
Time: 4-5 hours on average to complete
Pre-requisites: Successful completion of Best Practice Approach to Skin and Health and Wound Management: Knowledge (A100MNN).
Program cost (all required courses excluding the pre-requisite): $50.00 + tax
Live webinar dates:
- Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 1200 PM EST
- Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 1200 PM EST