Diabetes Care: Prevention and Clinical Care of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Objectives: Identify the prevalence and impacts of diabetic foot ulcers. Describe the elements of an interdisciplinary approach to care. Discuss the importance of effective patient teaching. Summarize the importance of preventive measures for diabetic foot care. Describe the role of diabetic peripheral neuropathy and Charcot osteoarthropathy in the development of diabetic foot ulcers. List the steps that comprise a foot assessment in patients with diabetes. Summarize the management program for patients with diabetic foot ulcers. Describe the important components of off-loading in the prevention and treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. Discuss amputation as it relates to diabetic foot ulcers.
Description: Care for individuals at risk for developing foot ulcers as a complication of diabetes; assessing and treating patients with diabetic foot ulcers, including foot assessment, off-loading, management, and amputation.