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  1. McGuire, James DPM, PT, CPed, FAPWCA


PURPOSE: To enhance the learner's competence in providing pressure redistribution therapy for the diabetic foot.


TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.


OBJECTIVES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:


1. Relate diabetic foot problems to the need for using off-loading devices.


2. Distinguish between the various types of dressings and off-loading devices used for diabetic foot wounds.


3. Apply the "transitional approach" to off-loading the diabetic foot.