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Boosting aged care workers’ knowledge of diabetes


A series of education modules has been launched to better equip the aged care workforce to care for a growing number of older people living with diabetes.

The three learning modules launched by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and aged care minister Ken Wyatt late last month target diabetes educators, aged care nurses and care workers.

The self-directed learning tools aim to improve the delivery of evidence-based diabetes care and have been designed for staff working in residential and community aged care.

The online training includes three modules:

  • A Diabetes Educators Module has been designed for diabetes educators who provide self-management education to older people with diabetes as well as support to health and aged care teams.
  • The Nurses Module has been developed for enrolled and registered nurses working in aged care and covers topics such as preventing diabetes-related complications, medication management and health literacy.
  • The Aged Care Workers Module aims to improve the knowledge of personal care workers on topics such as blood glucose monitoring, nutrition and oral health and physical activity.

The development of the aged care online modules was funded through the Australian Government’s National Diabetes Services Scheme.

The modules include quizzes, activities and case studies to support learning and participants can receive a certificate of completion.

Access the free training modules here.

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