Professional Education


The events listed below are for staff only.  Details of events for patients can be found in the Patient Information section of the website.  If you have any events you would like included on the site please forward to alexandrascott@nhs.net

 

Local Diabetes MCN Events Online Diabetes Education Resources
MSc, PGDip and PGCert in Quality Diabetes Care Other Events and Conferences

 

Local Diabetes MCN Forums

 

These are quarterly forums held in each of the localities across Tayside. They are open to all staff who are involved in the care of people with diabetes from specialist staff to care homes. They are held in the evening and are free of charge.  Where highlighted click on the event to obtain further information on the programme and registration details.  For General Practices participating in the Diabetes Local Enhanced Service, these forums provide 2 hours of diabetes education.
  

Tayside Diabetes MCN 10th Biennial Conference, 30th November 2017, Perth Concert Hall.  Please click here for programme and registration.

 

Archive of Past Events

Click here to access presentations of past events

 

 

Online Diabetes Education Resources

 

Multi-Ed Diabetes Education

This web based interactive tool uses animation, subtitles and voice over to explain anatomy, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. As well as an educational resource for non-specialist health care professionals it can also be used by health care professional to explain diabetes to patients. The tool is in a modular format so you can access the part which is of most interest to you at a time that is convenient to you. Click here to launch the tool.

 

 Foot Risk Awareness and Management Education (FRAME)

The online FRAME training modules explain the purpose of foot screening, demonstrate how to carry out a foot assessment and how to use the online SCI-DC foot risk tool to calculate and record foot risk score.  There is an assessment involving case scenarios at the end of the modules which the learner may opt to undertake and which, if passed, gives a certificate of completion.  Click here to launch the tool.  It takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

 

 

This short video explains foot screeening and lasts approximately 12 minutes. Click here to launch the video (Windows Media File).  If you are using Firefox as browser and experience problems in playing this video, please install this plugin: Windows Media Player plugin

 

Improving Care for People with Diabetes in Hospital

 

Diabetes - Think, Check, Act

Five eLearning  modules are available to provide practical advice to improve the care and management of inpatients with diabetes. The interactive modules cover:

  • recognition of diabetes on admission to hospital,
  • appropriate referral for specialist advice,
  • blood glucose monitoring,
  • subcutaneous insulin prescribing and administration,
  • intravenous insulin prescribing management
  • prevention and management of hypoglycaemia

All eLearning modules can be found on LearnPro , please search for Diabetes

 

Check Protect and Refer

CPR for Feet programme involves foot care checks in hospital to everyone with a diagnosis of diabetes to determine their risk of developing foot disease, and gives them the information and support that they need to reduce that risk.

  • Check - check feet on admission to hospital
  • Protect - protect the feet if there is a problem or risk of a problem
  • Refer - those with, or at risk of, a foot ulcer referred to Podiatry

The eLearning module can be found on LearnPro , please search for Diabetes

 

BMJ Learning Website: Diabetes Mellitus Modules

Within the BMJ Learning website there are four modules which are acceptable to contribute to the LES education requirements:

Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 - diagnosis and evaluation (counts for 20 minutes)

  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 an update on management (counts for 40 minutes)
  • Diabetic Foot diagnostic picture tests (counts for 50 minutes)
  • Hypoglycaemia diagnosis and management (counts for 30 minutes)

 

  

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

University of Dundee interactive tutorial on DKA where you will be asked to make decisions about the management of a patient.  Click here to launch the tutorial.

 

Diabetes Competency Framework / resources for all nurses.

 

MSc, PGDip or PGCert in Quality Diabetes Care

 

The Quality Diabetes Care programme will be of interest to health care professionals (e.g. doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, podiatrists) working in diabetes care settings. It will equip participants with skills for modern evidence based management of diabetes patients, and offer practical experience in organisational management, reflective practice and quality improvement.  Please click here for further information.

 

SWIFT

For further information please click on the following links; Swift template, Swift aide memoire and Swift desktop tool.

 

Other Events and Conferences

         

Educational Opportunities for Health Care Professionals offered by Diabetes Specialist Nurses.  Please click here for details. 

   

Type 2 Diabetes - Individual care versus guidelines.  Various dates and venues. Please click here for further information.

 

Improving Diabetes Care in Scotland 2018 - Friday 2 February 2018, Stirling University Campus.  Please click here for further information.

 

Diabetes UK Professional Conference, 14-16 March 2018, London.  Please click here for further information.