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High Risk Foot - Christchurch

Friday, 5 Apr 2019 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
High Risk Foot training day Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street

High Risk Foot Workshop

Introduction to community High-Risk Foot

PodiatryNZ aims to advance the quality of and the access to podiatry within New Zealand. This workshop is introduction to community High-Risk Foot. It is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance and develop skills and knowledge essential to improving health outcomes of people living with At Risk and High-Risk foot. This course forms the basis of the entry level diabetes knowledge and skills necessary to provide community based At Risk and High-Risk foot services.

Introduction to Community High Risk Foot workshop, ensure a basic understanding of:
  • Clinical pathways - How patients At Risk, High Risk and Active foot complications can access appropriate services in their area
  • Assessment for eligibility to service - How to conduct an appropriate assessment of foot risks
  • Foot assessment for risk categorisation and management - How to use the information gained in foot assessment and make appropriate clinical decisions based on risk category
  • How to develop a collaborative care plan with patients and their whānau and communicate the care plan with the rest of the care team
  • Patient education and information – How to support patients informed choice to engage with services available to them and to provide appropriate foot health education
  • Safety with practice:

    • When and how to refer patients to secondary level services
    • Managing clinical risks- e.g hypo management
  • Basic wound care - How to provide basic, safe wound care, to any wound that presents
These are broken into eight topics to be covered at the workshop:
  1. Screening and Assessment by Rebecca Finchett
  2. Examination Techniques by Rebecca Finchett
  3. Risk Management 
  4. Patient Communication by Caron Orelowtiz
  5. Care Plan by Charlotte Russell
  6. Patient Care by Karyn Balance
  7. Referral Pathways by Charlotte Russell
  8. Ongoing Care and responsibilities by Charlotte Russell

At the end of the workshop, participates will be able to:
Demonstrate screening and assessment of the diabetic foot
Interpret screening and assessment results against New Zealand recommended best practice guidelines
Demonstrate appropriate patient/whanau centered care planning
Reflect on effective team work within the New Zealand health care context
Demonstrate an understanding of the implications of diabetic foot disease in the New Zealand context

Workshop timing:
8.30 – 9.00am - Welcome, Arrival Tea and Coffee
9.00 – 10.30am – Topic One
10.30 – 10.55am - Morning Tea
11.00 - 12.30pm – Topic Two
12.30 – 1.10pm - Lunch
1.15 – 2.00pm - Topic 3
2.00 - 2.35pm - Topic 4
2.35 - 3.20pm- Topic 5
3.20 – 3.30pm - Afternoon tea
3.30 – 4.15pm - Topic 6
4.15 – 5.00pm - Topic 7
5.00 – 5.30pm - Topic 8

Participants will have the opportunity to earn CPD hours in Professional Learning, Complusory Woundcare and Professional Communication.

Are you a graduate member? You are able to attend at a special rate.
Email: to find out more. 

Workshop Pre-Reading

NZSSD 2016

NZSSD 2014

MOH - Podiatry for people

SINBAD Article

NSS Article

Foot Complications Article

Whanau Approach to Type 2 Diabetes

Edinburgh Classification Questionnaire

CPD Hours:     8.00 Professional Learning - Attendance at Events
Location: Christchurch Community House 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
City: Christchurch
Branch: National
Member price: $350.00
Non-member price: $700.00