Thanks to everyone who took part in the Remote Pump DAFNE pilot. Information from the database entries so far:
- 28 courses
- 49 educators
- 101 participants
We have had feedback from 25 educators (51%) and 30 participants (30%), thank you if you made time to send us feedback.
What did participants think about paper-lite?
- Only 3 of 30 said they were somewhat dissatisfied or dissatisfied with computer based learning and would like some paper based learning.
You said – we will do
Our action points from feedback are:
- Continue paper-lite but expand the participant course guide to include weekly goal setting and action planning, record of pump settings and points for discussion during the group video support calls.
- Change the flow of the course to allow more time for basal rate and ratio checks. This will mean including an introductory call before week 1 (as in Remote DAFNE).
- Move information on identifying your high fat / high protein meals to the final week of the course and information on insulin dosing for fat and / or protein to the follow up session 6 to 8 weeks post course.
- Re-write the course content on annual review and screening checks to focus more on the positives of prevention.
- Create a more usable Pump DAFNE diary (downloadable / writable PDFs didn’t work for a lot of participants).
Thanks to those of you who have sent alternative Excel versions of Pump DAFNE diaries, that we can use.
Unsurprisingly course participants thought their educators were excellent, you are excellent! Some comments from feedback were:
- ‘Very knowledgeable and supportive’
- ‘They were very thorough and helpful’
- ‘Highly recommend the two educators, very knowledgeable on all topics and happy to answer any questions.’
Some of you got a name check in the feedback – you know who you are!
- ‘Extremely beneficial and enjoyable course. Mary and Cathy were superb. Many thanks.’
- ‘Sheena and Katy were both informative and helpful.’
We are also working on including more content on using and interpreting information from technology. The suggested changes will mean we need to work on the online content with the Open University team, educator manual and participant course guide so it will take a while to include the changes but we will keep you in the loop and update you when the work is done.