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Authors

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

Abstract

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.