On-Demand Program | UW Wound Academy | Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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DESCRIPTION

This module explores the epidemiology, pathophysiology, assessment and management of the patient with a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU).​

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, you will be better able to:

  1. List the risk factors linked to DFUs.
  2. Identify the pathophysiology related to development of a DFU.
  3. Describe the assessment process for a patient with a DFU.
  4. Discuss appropriate multidisciplinary management for the patient with a DFU.
  5. Summarize appropriate education for a patient with a DFU.

Additional Information

Format: 
Self-Study
Topics: 
  • Introduction
  • Epidemiology
  • Foot complications
  • Risk factors for diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs)
  • Pathophysiology
  • Sensory neuropathy
  • Autonomic neuropathy
  • Motor neuropathy and Charcot foot
  • Vascular disease
  • Assessment
  • The Wagner Scale
  • Assessment for sensory neuropathy
  • Sensory testing
  • Assessment for motor neuropathy
  • Vascular assessment
  • Assessment for infection
  • Diabetes control
  • Debridement
  • Infection
  • Off-loading
  • Local wound care
  • Active dressings
  • Hyperbaric oxygen
  • Reassessment
  • Patient education
  • Legal issues and standards of care
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours
Available: 
03/10/2021
Expires: 
03/10/2023
Cost:
$14.99

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours

Price

Cost:
$14.99
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