This course summarizes the recommendations on best practices regarding the assessment, classification systems and diagnostic techniques, as well as the main therapeutic strategies and multidisciplinary approaches for diabetic foot ulcers.
This module is CE certified by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Acquire the recent data related to the epidemiology and complications of diabetes.
Understand the main definitions of diabetic foot, diabetic lesions and diabetic foot ulcer (DFU).
Identify the etiology and risk factors contributing to the development of diabetic foot ulcers.
Identify the correct procedures for the appropriate management of a DFU: leg & wound assessment, classification approaches and diagnostic techniques.
Learn about the main therapeutic strategies and multidisciplinary approaches necessary for diabetic foot ulcers treatment.
Relate the knowledge to examples of individual clinical cases.