Webinar

Diabetic Foot Care, Part 1 - Prevention of Diabetes Related Lower Extremity Amputation

2/8/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Eastern Standard Time

Presenter: Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN Director of Clinical Services, Corstrata

Lower extremity amputations attributed to complexities of the diabetic foot are well demonstrated to be preventable. Knowledge regarding current preventive strategies is not widely understood or taught to staff nurses.  This is part 1 of a 2-part series on Diabetic Foot Care.

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When: 2/8/2018

Time: 2:00 PM EST

Duration: 01:15:00 minutes

Cost: $79.00 per person

Continuing Education This course is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Education for: Nursing

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Description

*This education session is approved for one (1) contact hour of Continuing Education for Nursing 

Lower extremity amputations attributed to complexities of the diabetic foot are well demonstrated to be preventable. Knowledge regarding current preventive strategies is not widely understood or taught to staff nurses. This is part 1 of a 2-part series on Diabetic Foot Care.

 

Education Overview

This presentation focuses on identifying the foot at risk for foot ulcers and lower extremity amputation, and provides an organized prevention program model for agencies and facilities to incorporate in their Diabetes Education Programs. Areas of key focus are (1) foot screening for Neuropathy and PAD, (2) Stratifying patients into management categories based on their level of risk and (3) Managing patients with routine provider assessment and daily patient self-care. The essential role of Patient Self-Management Foot Education and Care, as well as the role of appropriately designed and sized footwear is also discussed. Learning objectives for this session are: 

  • Discuss 3 key components of a comprehensive foot exam for the patient with diabetes
  • Identify two commonly seen risk factors among patients at risk for lower extremity amputation
  • Present two key strategies that are effective in a DM Foot Prevention program 

The Target Audience for this education is:

  • Staff nurses who provide Wound care
  • Nursing Managers and Administrators
  • Quality Improvement Nurses 

Educational Materials to be provided with this education:

  • Filament Application Instructions
  • Insensitive Foot Care Guidelines
  • Sample Diabetic Foot Screen tool & instructions
  • Risk and Management Categories Sheet
*Curaport, LLC is an approved provider of Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nursing.  All states accept this certification for their licensure requirements.  No refund shall be given, except for any change in date or time or the webinar.  In such case, a full refund shall be given to the registrant upon their request.

About the Educator

Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWON, CFCN, Director of Clinical Wound Services for Corstrata, is a Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Specialist with extensive clinical expertise in Pressure Ulcer and Diabetes Foot Ulcer Prevention and Management. She graduated from the Emory University WOC Nursing Education Program and has authored numerous publications on WOC topics. On behalf of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, she authored the Clinical Practice Guidelines that appear on the AHRQ website. For the past 16 years, she has served on the WOCN Wound Guidelines Task Force and is the primary author of the WOCN Clinical Practice Guideline: “Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower Extremity Neuropathic Disease”.

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