Exhibit Opportunity 2015 | Foot Care for Older Adults Update
Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, staff nurses, physicians, physician assistants and other interested healthcare providers
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Objectives for Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be better able to:
- Discuss lower extremity neurologic and vascular pathologies, including indications for treatment and referral.
- Describe the anatomy and biomechanical physical assessment of the foot including a high-risk foot exam and gait analysis.
- Describe shoe choices, shoe fit and shoe modifications for high-risk foot conditions.
- Identify pedal skin conditions and options for treatment and referral.
- Describe the assessment and treatment of toenail conditions, including mycotic toenails, ingrown toenails and problematic hyperkeratotic lesions.
- Discuss infection control options for nail and callous debridement.
- Describe approaches to patient and caregiver education related to pedal skin care, toenail care and management of high-risk foot conditions.
- Foot care in your practice
- Lower extremity neurologic and vascular disease
- Biomechanical and physical assessment of the foot
- Pedal skin conditions
- Toenail assessment and care
Julia Overstreet, DPM, FAPWCA
Dr. Overstreet is the Executive Director of Rainier Medical Education in Bellevue, Washington and a member of the clinical faculty in the
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems at the University of Washington School of Nursing. She is an Associate Director
of the American Foot Care Nurses Association, a Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association, a Diplomat of the American
Academy of Wound Management and Board Certified in prevention and treatment of diabetic foot wounds by the American Podiatric Medical
Specialties Board. Dr. Overstreet has been in podiatric practice since 1991 with a focus on evidence-based management of the high-risk foot
and vascular, diabetic and pressure ulcers of the lower extremity. She lectures nationally on foot and chronic wound care and presents inservice
training for health care organizations and long-term care facilities.