Management of Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers
1 CE Contact Hour
Chronic lower extremity wounds present significant challenges with regard to effective wound management. Ischemia, microcirculatory dysfunction and peripheral vascular disease cause limitations in blood flow that can delay the healing process.
Delayed healing can lead to complications such as infection, lower quality of life, and amputation. It is estimated that up to 85% of all non-traumatic lower extremity amputations are a direct result of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).
Chronic DFUs are some of the most difficult wounds a clinician can face. It is therefore important to understand the care and interventions that patients with these wounds often need in order to support wound closure.
Participants in this activity will be able to:
- Describe perfusion assessment methods in evaluating diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).
- Assess when interventions should be put in place to encourage healing in stalled DFUs.
- Have a better understanding of appropriate interventions for chronic DFUs.
- Understand appropriate interventions for chronic DFUs.
This activity has been designed for practitioners who care for a significant percentage of their patients with chronic and/or acute wounds including but not limited to venous ulcers, pressure ulcers/injuries, diabetic foot ulcers, post-operative wounds, etc., across the health care continuum. This activity is designed to address the educational needs of intermediate and advanced learners.
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify current evidence-based concepts in wound management
- Apply essential elements of wound management in a variety of patient settings
- Explore the evidence-base behind wound management interventions
This activity is designed to address the following core and team competencies: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning, evidence-based practice, insurance/reimbursement issues, quality
improvement, and interprofessional collaboration.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Ciné-Med and Kestrel Health Information/WoundSource. Ciné-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Ciné-Med designates this enduring material for a maximum of 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity provides 9.25 contact hours for nurses.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards and requirements for approval of providers of continuing education in podiatric medicine through a joint provider agreement between Ciné-Med and Kestrel Health Information/WoundSource. Ciné-Med is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine.
Ciné-Med has approved this activity for a maximum of 9.25 continuing education contact hours.
All other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, consult your professional licensing board.
In order to receive CME/CE credits, participants must complete the evaluation questions for each session module they wish to claim credit for. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Certificates will be distributed online once the participants submit their request according to the instructions provided in the activity.
Online certificates will be issued by Ciné-Med, the accreditation provider for this activity.
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