What you get by completing this session

  • 40 mins of CPD

    A 30 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like! Plus 10 minute quiz.

  • Certificate of Completion

    Receive a certificate once you complete the session. Download this from your student dashboard or completion email

  • Easy CPD Documentation

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Diabetic foot is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Australians, as well as a burden on the Australian health system. Following the principles of Diabetic Foot Australia, this presentation outlines best principles of management for this condition in order to end preventable amputations and other complications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the definition of diabetic foot and the range of conditions that this term covers, as well as associated conditions
  • Outline the key elements of diabetic foot prevention 
  • Identify effective treatment of at-risk patients showing early symptoms such ad pre-ulcerative signs and foot deformity
  • Determine guidelines for management in primary care, involvement of specialists and referral to expert services
  • Outline effective care of wounds, ulcers, abscesses and infections

About the Expert

Dr Mal Fernando

Dr Malindu Fernando is a clinical podiatrist and researcher with an interest in management and prevention of diabetes related lower limb complications. He works part-time as a senior podiatrist for Queensland health in high-risk foot care, at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and is a lecturer and clinic coordinator for podiatry at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    The Diabetic Foot

    • Video presentation (30 mins)

    • Quiz: Test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool