(CE743) Diabetic Foot Ulcers Remain a Primary Healthcare Concern

CE743: The goal of this diabetic foot ulcer continuing education program is to provide physicians, nurses, dietitians, imaging technologists and physical therapists with information regarding the development, prevention and care of diabetic wounds. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to: —Identify three components of diabetic peripheral neuropathy and explain how they may lead to development of a diabetic foot ulcer —Discuss critical elements of the physical examination that identify patients at risk for diabetic foot ulcers —Illustrate diagnostic and management options for infected and/or osteomyelitic diabetic foot ulcers —Describe principles of offloading, optimal wound care and adjunct therapies in managing diabetic foot ulcers —Define barriers to effective care implementation for better disease management Approval Information This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including physicians, nurses, dietitians, imaging technologists and physical therapists. Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit. For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.

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