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BSN Medical On-demand program: “Integrated Treatment Solutions to Manage and Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers”

This CE on-demand program will review the current literature supporting offloading of diabetic foot ulcers to improve healing rates and the role of total contact casting as an evidence-based standard. It will also Review case studies on the use of hydrophobic bacteria-binding, collagen dressings and total contact casting for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of program, participants should be able to:

  1. Review the current literature supporting offloading of diabetic foot ulcers to improve healing rates and the role of total contact casting as an evidence-based standard
  2. Review case studies on the use of hydrophobic bacteria-binding and collagen dressings and total contact casting for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers
  3. Employ an integrated treatment pathway for the management of DFUs including vascular assessment, infection control, advanced dressings, and offloading

Presenters:

  • Catherine T. Milne, APRN, MSC, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP  l   Advanced Practice Nurse  l Wound/Ostomy/Continence   l   Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates   l   Associate Clinical Professor   l   Yale University School of Nursing   l   Bristol, Connecticut
  • Matthew Regulski, DPM   l   Director, Wound Institute of Ocean County   l   Partner, Ocean County Foot and Ankle Surgical Associates   l   Toms River, New Jersey

Target audience: physicians, podiatrists, physical therapists, and nurses involved in the treatment of patients with chronic wounds.

Continuing education credit: Available for Nurses, Physicians and Podiatrists – 0.75

Accreditation – In support of improving patient care, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team

  • CME – NACCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • CNE – This continuing nursing education activity awards 0.75 contact hour.
  • Continuing Podiatric Education – North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LCC (NACCME) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. NACCME has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.75 continuing education contact hour.

This program is supported by an educational grant from BSN Medical.

Notice: This program may contain the mention of suppliers/brands/products or services presented in a case study or comparative format using evidence-based research. Such examples are intended for educational and informational purposes and should not be perceived as an endorsement of any particular supplier, brand, product or service.