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Advances in Skin & Wound Care:
doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000363528.16125.a7
Features: Clinical Management Extra

Transitional Off-loading: An Evidence-Based Approach to Pressure Redistribution in the Diabetic Foot

McGuire, James DPM, PT, CPed, FAPWCA

Continued Education
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Abstract

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.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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