Diabetes in Aged Care eLearning Modules
Diabetes is a serious chronic condition which causes high blood glucose (sugar) levels in the blood. It affects many older people in Australia: 15-20% of all older people living in a Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) have diabetes.
Three eLearning modules have been developed for Diabetes Educators, Nurses and Aged Care Workers, working in aged care settings. The eLearning modules aim to expand the knowledge and experience of managing people with diabetes by enhancing understanding of the ageing process and its effects on the care and support of people with diabetes.
These modules were funded by the Older People with Diabetes National Development Program which is funded as part of the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). The NDSS is an initiative of the Australian Government administered with the assistance of Diabetes Australia.
Diabetes Educators Module
The Diabetes Educators eLearning module has been designed for diabetes educators who provide diabetes self-management education to people with diabetes, their family/carers, other members of the health care team, and to members of the community. The module aims to expand diabetes educators knowledge and experience of managing older people with diabetes by enhancing understanding of the ageing process and its effects on the care and support of people with diabetes.
The focus of the module is on the care and support of older people with diabetes residing in aged care facilities and in the community. It will aid in providing assistance and support to nurses and aged care workers in these settings.
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The Nurses eLearning module has been designed to enhance knowledge and skills in the management of older people with diabetes. The module covers a variety of settings including community care and residential aged care facilities (RACFs). The module will provide information and resources to assist in the delivery of quality, evidence-based diabetes care that maintains or improves the quality of life and independence of older people with diabetes. The module has been designed for both enrolled and registered nurses working in aged care.
Aged Care Workers Module
The Aged Care Workers eLearning module has been designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of aged care workers, so that delivery of both effective and safe diabetes care can be delivered to either maintain or improve the quality of life and independence of older people living with diabetes within residential aged care facilities or community settings.
For access to the Aged Care Workers or Nurses Aged Care eLearning modules, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Diabetes Services Scheme is an initiative of the Australian Government administered with the assistance of Diabetes Australia. Please refer people with diabetes to the NDSS Helpline on 1300 136 588 or ndss.com.au for information, self-management support or products.
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