Diabetic Foot Ulcers Remain a Primary Healthcare Concern - PT743

Diabetic Foot Ulcers Remain a Primary Healthcare Concern

by Igor Altman, DO, MBA and Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
PT743
(4.5 / 282 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

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Price: $19.00
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Summary:

Despite recent improvements in patient access to medical care in the U.S., diabetic foot ulcers continue to be a prevalent health problem. Interprofessional approaches used to manage other diseases have also been shown to help prevent the occurrence of diabetic ulcers. In addition, understanding the pathophysiology of diabetic ulcers to enhance screening and prevention skills, appreciation of the principles of offloading, optimal wound care, and adjunct therapies may all contribute to prevention and healing of the vast majority of diabetic foot ulcers. Once healing is accomplished, the prevention of recurrent ulcer development is emerging as an important strategy for this at-risk population. Thus, education of both primary care providers and patients remains of paramount importance.

Objectives:

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
  • Identify strategies for ulcer prevention
  • Discuss critical elements of the physical examination that identify patients at risk for
  • diabetic foot ulcers
  • Illustrate diagnostic and management options for infected 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.
 
Physical therapists: 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.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 11/16/2018 to 6/11/2019.
 
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
 
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
 
The OH PT Association (approval no. 19S0574 for 2/20/19 to 2/20/20).
 
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-253 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20).
 
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-539664 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
 
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 03/15/16 to 03/15/20.
 
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/31/18 to 07/31/20.
 
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 9/14/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/22/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/22/2022

 

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

For Florida professionals:

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William W - San Diego, CA  ·  May 19, 2019
Very informative as a home health PT
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Kaitlin F - Cicero, NY  ·  Mar 28, 2019
Nice course will recommend
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Theresa O - Nottingham, MD  ·  Mar 26, 2019
Talks about the 3 components of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, treatments and barriers to overcome. Very educational.
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Yvonne L - playa del rey, CA  ·  Mar 24, 2019
Excellent information regarding treatment of diabetic foot ulcer
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Jordan B - Philadelphia, PA  ·  Mar 18, 2019
This course was succinct and informative providing good information on diabetic foot wounds and ways to better manage the medical condition
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