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Diabetic Foot - 2.0 CE Credits

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The Diabetic Foot - 2.0 CE Credits The Diabetic Foot Video Contents Discuss the biology and pathophysiology of diabetic foot disease, including neurogenic and vascular changes Describe the risk classifications for foot pathology including the definitions and examples of low, increased, and high risk feet The effects of vascular disease and neuropathic changes including autonomic, motor and sensory neuropathic pathologies and their role in increasing foot risk The medical evaluation of the patients, including comorbidity control, nutritional deficiencies, polypharmacy, and social risk factors Subjective and objective signs of arterial disease, including reported history and physical examination with noninvasive vascular testing Dermatology evaluation including palpation, inspection and testing. Specific derm changes on visual inspection and their importance and implications in the high risk foot Toenail deformities in the high risk foot and treatment options, including the risks of the deformities themselves as well as the treatment options for the high risk patient Basic interventions including treatment of heel fissures, macerated inner spaces, bony deformities General risk management and patient education for the high risk patient Course Objectives Discuss risk classifications as well as exam findings and evaluations in each category Describe how vascular disease and peripheral neuropathy play a role in creating increased risk assessment Describe subjective and objective findings as well as diagnostic testing for arterial, venous and neuropathic abnormalities Recognize and identify changes to the skin which can create a high risk situation Describe the procedures for avulsions and matrixectomies, their indications and contraindications Discuss important patient education issues which can empower patients to prevent and have early recognition of problems which are common with high risk feet

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