Diabetic foot ulcers are frequently mismanaged. These mismanaged ulcers can become chronic non-healing wounds, are costly to care for and may ultimately result in amputation.
Know for sure the causative and contributing factors to diabetic foot ulcers and understand why this is an incomplete and inadequate classification. Join Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN for an insightful look at case studies that illustrate the key concepts when dealing with these types of ulcers.
Also, make sure that you're dealing with the impact of diabetes on the healing of any wound. Dorothy will walk you through the critical parameters in assessment; specific guidelines for differentiating between ischemic, neuropathic, and “mixed” ulcers, and very specific guidelines for management of each type of ulcer.
Here's what you will learn:
Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN, has been the Director for the Emory University Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Education Center since 1984 and has worked as a wound care nurse since 1980. She has served as a wound care consultant in the long-term care setting and currently provides wound care in the outpatient setting. She frequently gives wound care presentations and has produced multiple publications on wound care topics.
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