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Wound Care Clinical Essentials: Diabetic Wounds
Lesson 9 of 10 Wound Care Clinical Essentials
By Nancy Morgan RN, BSN, MBA, WOC
Webinar Topic: Diabetic Wounds
CE Credit(s): 1.0
Length: 50 minutes
Diabetes is an ever-evolving health concern with current statistics indicating 37 million American have diabetes and one in six will develop a diabetic foot ulcer in their live time. As diabetes progresses, the risk of foot wounds increases due to complications of uncontrolled blood sugar that negatively affects blood vessels and nerves. This results in peripheral vascular disease (PAD) and peripheral neuropathy (PN) of the lower extremities increasing risk of (3) types of diabetic foot ulcers. It is essential to have annual foot examinations and non-invasive neurological tests to identify high-risk foot conditions, loss of protective sensation (LOPS) and risk for diabetic foot ulcers. Patients with diabetes should inspect and bath feet daily, use protective footwear and devices, and follow recommended prevention and care of diabetic foot ulcers.
Upon completion of the program, the participant will be able to:
Nancy Morgan Wound Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing-Continuing Education Provider license/certification number 17756. 1.0 Contact Hour (s).