Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia, and around one quarter of all people living in Residential Aged Care Facilities have diabetes. For older people, helping them maintain the best quality of life is one of the main principles of diabetes management and Aged Care Workers play a pivotal role in supporting the person living with diabetes. This eLearning program will provide Aged Care Workers and Assistants in Nursing with a basic understanding of diabetes, and how it relates to their work and the situations that arise from their role.
Gain a basic understanding of diabetes, and how to recognise signs and symptoms of diabetes in residents.
Recognise the difference between high and low blood glucose levels, and know the appropriate action to take
Be able to identify and flag issues which may lead to the reduction in diabetes related complications, such as falls, incontinence and infections
Improve their ability to support the person living with diabetes and have a meaningful conversation
We have 3 investment options to suit your staff training requirements. Talk to us if you would like to discuss the best option for your facility.
Annual Provider Subscription- suitable for 60 or more users
eLearning Package SCORM file
We can provide the training package for $2,500 to host on your own Learning Management system.
"The Diabetes Qualified ‘Practical Diabetes for Aged Care Workers’ course was beneficial from both a management and support workers perspective. The content was excellent and the course wasn’t complicated, it covered the basics for all levels of staff. Overall it is an excellent course for workers."
Anne, Registered Nurse and Senior Manager, Uniting Communities
“The ‘Practical Diabetes for Aged Care Workers’ course provided our staff with a good understanding of diabetes and how they can recognise signs and symptoms in the people in our care. Many of our residents have diabetes, so it was important to our organisation to provide practical and relevant education about the effects of diabetes on the elderly. Our workers found the online course easy to use and they enjoyed the interactive case studies. Many commented that they felt much more confident talking to people with diabetes as a direct result of training ”
Shellee, Georgina Hostel and Aged Care Facility
This 2 hour online eLearning program has 8 chapters. The chapters are interactive and include case studies and multiple knowledge check questions. Once learners have completed all the chapters they will receive a ‘certificate of completion’. There is also a further reading and resources document provided.
Throughout the course the user will be asked ' knowledge check' questions, these are multiple choice questions. This is not an assessment and no grades are provided. It is a ' self check ' for the user to help them confirm what they have learnt. All users who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.
Users have the flexibility to study in their own time and location. The course can be accessed through the Diabetes Qualified Learning Management System. We recommend using a desktop computer or laptop with the Chrome website browser. Course completion requires approximately 2 hours of eLearning.
Once the user has completed the course they will instantly receive a certificate in their name that they can download in the learning management system.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can i host the training on my organisations Learning Management System?
Yes, if you would like to have the Practical Diabetes training program hosted on your own Learning Management System (LMS), we can provide you with the eLearning package file for $2,500. It will be provided in a SCORM file (SCORM 2004 4th edition) Talk to us if you would like to discuss this option.
Do you have training on how to administer insulin?
Yes we are a registered training organisation and can provide accredited training for care and support workers to administer insulin.
They need to complete the Administer and Monitor Medication Skill Set CHCSS00067 . Course dates are still to be confirmed for 2021.