The Foot Forward program offers free e-learning modules for healthcare professionals who may work with people with diabetes.
The Foot Forward e-learning modules have been developed for medical staff, nursing staff, podiatrists, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners/health workers, allied health assistants, and clinical support workers wishing to improve their competency and confidence, in providing best practice care for people with diabetes. The modules are based on the Integrated Diabetes Foot Care Pathways and assist in standardising diabetes-related foot care practice in risk screening, assessment, implementation of targeted preventative care strategies and instigation of timely referral to specialist services when required.
Training packages for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers (ATSIHWs)
In addition to the online training modules, Foot Forward offers a training package to be delivered by local healthcare professionals to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers to develop the skills required to undertake appropriate diabetes foot care in their communities.
The face to face training package covers the information to skill ATSIHWs to:
- Examine feet confidently
- Recognise factors for diabetes-related foot disease
- Undertake a basic foot check
- Confidently check foot pulses and foot sensation
- Understand what foot conditions need to be referred on and to whom
The ATSIHW training package is available to training organisations, health services or individual healthcare professionals involved in upskilling and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers.
If you would like to learn more about how to support people with diabetes who may be at risk of foot complications, CLICK HERE to register for the Foot Forward e-learning modules.