Introduction to Diabetes for Health Care Assistants

2 Day Course
Date: 07 November 2022
Venue: John Pounds Centre
Location: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Places Remaining: 7

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This course spans multiple dates. Please refer to the main course description for the full programme dates.

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  7 November and 8 November 2022
  9:00am - 3:30pm

Funded by Health Education England

This excellent training programme will provide HCAs with the essential knowledge and skills required to support the Practice Nurse and GP in undertaking diabetic reviews. The purpose of this course is to provide a safe foundation of knowledge and a competency base.

On this course each HCA will be provided with an individual portfolio where they can collect information on diabetes, and evidence of competency with achievement and skills in Diabetes which will be documented as evidence for CQC and professional development.

As this is only a 2-day programme the Diabetes specialist nurse will be advising further learning in addition to the sign off competencies that we issue. For example, we provide the link to TREND competencies and the FRAME competencies. Both of these tools are free National E-Learning tools that are well recognised and updated to ensure the latest advice.

Course Content

The programme will be interactivce and informative covering areas such as “What is Diabetes “and using games and group work to understand the importance of monitoring and providing essential information to support patient’s acceptance of diabetes.

HCAs will learn about diet/ blood glucose monitoring / foot assessment and update on areas such as the DVLA guidance to inform patients.

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