Diabetic Foot Ulcers Remain a Primary Healthcare Concern - RD743

Diabetic Foot Ulcers Remain a Primary Healthcare Concern

by Igor Altman, DO, MBA and Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
(4.3 / 107 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


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.


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.
Dietitians: 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, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3020, 3080, 5190, 5380  and performance indicators of 2.2.1, 2.3.2, 4.1.2, 10.2.4. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

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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Lisa G - Mattoon, IL  ·  Feb 21, 2020
This course increased my knowledge of wound care.
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Katlyn E - Durham, NC  ·  Feb 15, 2020
It was a good review.
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Jamie W - Roseville, IL  ·  Jan 31, 2020
course was very informative
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Jessica M - St.Petersburg , FL  ·  Jan 29, 2020
informative, easy read.
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Kimberly F - lancaster, PA  ·  Jan 28, 2020
Very enlightening and provided useful information
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00