PURPOSE: To enhance the learner's competence in providing pressure redistribution therapy for the diabetic foot.
TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.
OBJECTIVES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:
1. Relate diabetic foot problems to the need for using off-loading devices.
2. Distinguish between the various types of dressings and off-loading devices used for diabetic foot wounds.
3. Apply the "transitional approach" to off-loading the diabetic foot.