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What All Nurses Should Know About Diabetic Foot Ulcers

With increased knowledge about treatment and prevention of diabetic foot ulcers, nurses can have a more positive impact on their patients.

Diabetes affects over 25 million Americans (over 8% of the population). Approximately 15% of those people with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer. Of those whom develop a foot ulcer, 6% will be hospitalized for some complication related to the foot ulcer. Lower extremity amputation will occur in 14-24% of the persons with diabetes who also have a foot ulcer. This ondemand webinar will inform nurses of their role in prevention of diabetic foot ulcers. You will learn how to identify patients at risk for ulceration, and understand strategies for prevention to keep them ulcer free. This webinar will discuss the pathology of diabetes in relation to development of foot complications. Ultimately, the treatment of the diabetic foot ulcer will be discussed, and importantly, the care required beyond the treatment of the diabetic foot ulcer. This activity has been submitted to WNA CEAP for approval to award contact hours. Wisconsin Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. To receive a certificate of successful completion, you are required to attend the course in its entirety and complete and return an evaluation form. Planning Panel Members are Dea J. Kent MSN, RN, NP-C, CWOCN, Kerri Crank, RN, MSN, FNP-BC and Michelle Shepherd, B.A. in Psychology and C.E. Coordinator. There are no conflicts of interest to report. There was no commercial support received for the planning of this program. No endorsement of products or off-label use will occur at this program.

Runtime: 54 minutes
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Agenda

Diabetic Foot Ulcers

  • Magnitude of the Problem
  • Pathogenesis
  • Manipulation of Risk Factors

Neuropathy

  • Sensory Implications
  • Motor Implications
  • Autonomic Implications

Nurses Role in Prevention

  • Screening of the Diabetic Foot
  • Clinical Decisions for Support of Assessment
  • Patient Education

Treatment Strategies of the Diabetic Foot Ulcer

  • Pressure Redistribution/Offloading
  • Wound Environment
  • Treatment Options

Care Beyond the Ulcer

  • Essential Referrals to Multidisciplinary Team
  • Insurance and Footwear
  • Patient Education
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This course was last revised on October 22, 2014.

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Dea J. Kent, DNP, RN, NP-C, CWOCN, QCP

Dea J. Kent, DNP, RN, NP-C, CWOCN, QCP

  • Director of Nursing Home Oversight & Consulting at Community Health Network, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Nurse practitioner specializing in wound, ostomy and continence care
  • Consultant in all care settings, specifically in developing wound programs and protocols
  • Developed and taught a three credit hour college elective for RN-BSN students on wound care
  • Writer of several publications related to the areas of wound, ostomy and continence, including peer reviewed journals and book chapters
  • Doctorate work at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), focused on diabetic foot examination as a prevention strategy to reduce amputation
  • Member of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™, American Association of Nurse Practitioners™, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing®, MidEast Region WOCN® Society, American Organization of Nurse Executives, American Association of Directors of Nursing Services
  • Conference speaker on WOC, leadership and quality issues
  • D.N.P degree, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis; M.S.N. degree, Ball State University; B.S.N. and A.D.N. degrees, Indiana University-Kokomo; WOC in education, Emory University, Atlanta Georgia
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 393791
Published 2014
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