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Advances in Skin & Wound Care:
doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000421460.21773.7b
Features: Clinical Management Extra

Screening for the High-Risk Diabetic Foot: A 60-Second Tool (2012)©

Sibbald, R. Gary BSc, MD, Med, FRCPC (Med Derm), MACP, FAAD, MAPWCA; Ayello, Elizabeth A. PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, ETN, MAPWCA, FAAN; Alavi, Afsaneh MD, FRCPC(Derm); Ostrow, Brian MD, FRCSC, IIWCC (Toronto); Lowe, Julia MBChB, MMedSci; Botros, Mariam CDE, DCh; Goodman, Laurie MHScN, BA, RN, IIWCC (Toronto); Woo, Kevin PhD, RN, FAPWCA; Smart, Hiske MA, RN, PG Dip(UK), IIWCC (Toronto)

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To enhance the learner’s competence with knowledge of screening for the high-risk 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. Demonstrate use of the 60-second tool and other foot assessment strategies to identify risk in the diabetic foot.

2. Apply the 60-second tool positive screen recommendations and accepted evidence-based treatment guidelines in patient care situations.

ABSTRACT: People with diabetes mellitus will develop lower-limb complications, such as neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease, foot ulcers, and lower-leg amputations. Resources to control elevated hemoglobin A1c and blood pressure, along with the standardized approach using the 60-second tool (2012)©, can detect the high-risk diabetic foot and help prevent complications.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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