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Authors

  1. Rice, Jennifer DNP, FNP-BC
  2. Handley, Marilyn C. PhD, RN, CNE
  3. Jolley, Jenny DNP, FNP-BC

Abstract

Prevention of diabetic foot ulcers and amputations does not receive the same priority as problem resolution in the primary care setting. Educating patients with diabetes about foot care in a home-based setting could enable the home healthcare clinician to provide information that could help reduce the risk of ulcerations and amputations. The development of an algorithm to aid clinicians in providing recommended education would enable clinicians to practice using the best-available evidence.