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Table 1 Education and training materials supplied to participants

From: Improving rural and remote practitioners’ knowledge of the diabetic foot: findings from an educational intervention

Materials Rationale
Printed educational materials Education [16, 70]
 NHMRC Guidelines [3] Small beneficial effect on HCP practice [1922, 71]
 Western Australian High Risk Foot Model of Care [12] Distribution/passive dissemination of PEM [1922] Benefit to patient outcome [34, 72, 73]
The Foot Book: A manual for Aboriginal Health Workers about common foot problems, how to recognize them and what to do about them [74] Culturally appropriate/real photographs of Aboriginal foot complications and foot deformities [75]
 Royal Perth Hospital Multidisciplinary Foot Ulcer Telehealth Clinic brochure Communication/marketing new clinic and educate what should be referred [70]
 Royal Perth Hospital Multidisciplinary Foot Ulcer Telehealth Clinic referral form Promote continuity and coordination of care of diabetic foot [42]
Electronic educational materials on USB Distribution/passive dissemination of PEM [1922]
 NHMRC Guidelines [3] Electronic materials equivalent effect on HCP practice to PEM [76]
 Western Australian High Risk Foot Model of Care [12] EHI and education –HCP used resource more frequently [77]
Create foot folder on work computer
Ability to share information with others
Resource for students and new staff
 Diabetic foot diagnostic imaging pathways [78, 79] Evidence-based pathways in HDWA
 Journal articles on the diabetic foot Distribution/passive dissemination of PEM [1922]
 Images of diabetic foot problems Facilitate recognition of foot deformities [59, 62]
 Royal Perth Hospital Multidisciplinary Foot Ulcer Telehealth Clinic referral form Promote continuity and coordination of care of diabetic foot [42] Communication/marketing of new clinic [70]
 URL links useful for continuing education [8082] Access to further CME if interested
Access to CME for rural and remote HCP
Online Aboriginal Cultural Orientation Training
For patient assessment Training [70]
 10-g monofilament Equip teams [42] Enablement [70]
Enable foot risk stratification
 Two different diabetes foot care brochures produced by Diabetes WA [39] Enable diabetic foot education [3]
Mobilise resources [42]
Support self-management [42]
 Resources for Aboriginal people from Diabetes WA [39] Enable culturally appropriate education
Comply with HDWA guidelines [12, 13, 83, 84]
 Education brochures for patients specific to stratified level of foot risk (low, intermediate, high or ulcer care) Access to education/Education targeted to foot risk
  1. HCP Healthcare Professional, PEM Printed Education Materials, USB Universal Serial Bus, EHI Electronic Health Information, HDWA Department of Health Western Australia, CME Continuing Medical Education, PEMs, defined as the distribution of published or printed recommendations for clinical care including clinical practice guidelines, monographs, and publications in peer-reviewed journals, delivered personally or through mass mailing [85]