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Advances in Skin & Wound Care:
doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000436385.24508.d5
Features: Clinical Management Extra

Best Practices for the Management of Foot Ulcers in People with Diabetes

Woo, Kevin Y. PhD, RN; Botros, Mariam DCh; Kuhnke, Janet RN, MSc, ET; Evans, Robyn MD, MSc; Alavi, Afsaneh MD

Continued Education
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Abstract

Care of people with diabetic foot ulcers requires a systematic approach following the wound bed preparation paradigm and the existing best practice recommendations. The purpose of this article is to summarize key evidence and recommendations regarding prevention and management of diabetic foot ulcers that can be translated into practice.

PURPOSE:

To enhance the learner’s competence with information about best practices in management of foot ulcers in people with diabetes.

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. Identify assessment parameters to discern causes and risk factors for foot ulcers.

2. Apply evidence-based practices to case scenarios for the prevention and management of diabetic foot ulcers.

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Abstract

Care of people with diabetic foot ulcers requires a systematic approach following the wound bed preparation paradigm and the existing best practice recommendations. The purpose of this article is to summarize key evidence and recommendations regarding prevention and management of diabetic foot ulcers that can be translated into practice.

PURPOSE:

To enhance the learner’s competence with information about best practices in management of foot ulcers in people with diabetes.

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. Identify assessment parameters to discern causes and risk factors for foot ulcers.

2. Apply evidence-based practices to case scenarios for the prevention and management of diabetic foot ulcers.

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