An Integrated Approach to Managing Complex Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Christopher Barrett, DPM, CWS, MAPWCA
Director of the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine,
Crozer Health System
Ralph Napolitano, DPM, CWSP, FACFAS
Podiatrist and Director of Wound Care and Healing,
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This activity is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and podiatrists across all practice settings involved in the prevention, treatment, and management of patients with diabetic foot complications.
After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to:
Recognize the clinical burden of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) on patient quality of life and economics
Examine the clinical efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of various advanced therapies for DFU management (dressings, negative pressure wound therapy, hybrid drapes)
Develop an effective strategy for managing complex DFUs and preventing infection
This on-demand webcast is available with synchronized slides and video/audio.
To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the educational activity, complete the 4-question post-test with a score of 75% or better, and complete the evaluation form. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to complete the evaluation and print a certificate or other documentation of credit.
Release Date: January 18, 2023
Expiration Date: November 30, 2024
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour
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The faculty has reported the following:
Dr. Barrett: Speaker's Bureau—3M Healthcare, Medical Solutions Division
Dr. Napolitano: Consultant—3M Healthcare, Medical Solutions Division; Speaker's Bureau—3M Healthcare, Medical Solutions Division, Ortho Dermatologics
Daniel Federman, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Associate Chief of Medicine
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
West Haven, Connecticut
Mr. Federman has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).
Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWCN, CWS (nurse planner)
Wound Clinic, Family Centers of San Diego
San Diego, CA
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