Diabetic Foot Injuries: Identification and Treatment

Webinar Topic: Diabetic Wound Care

Speaker: Don Wollheim, MD, FAPWCA, WCC, DWC Clinical Instructor

CE Credit(s): 1.0 (Nursing & Nutrition Only)

Length: 60 minutes

Price: 15

Webinar Description:
Chronic foot ulcers in patients with diabetes cause substantial morbidity and may lead to amputation of a lower extremity and mortality. Accurate identification of underlying causes and co-morbidities are essential for planning treatment and approaches for optimal healing. This presentation will provide evidence-based approaches for identification and treatment of chronic neuropathic, neuro-ischemic and ischemic diabetic foot ulcerations.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Wollheim is Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.  He has 25+ years of experience in general/vascular surgery and wound care, as well as extensive experience in medical-legal consulting and teaching college advance science courses.  His teaching style includes emphasizing the fundamental concepts of wound care, incorporating additional visual aids, and utilizing clinical scenarios during his presentations.  He is the lead instructor for the Diabetic Wound Certified® (DWC®) course and is also on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Wound Care Advisor and Wound Central® electronic journals.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

  • Identify 3 common underlying causes of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Recognize between neuropathic and neuro-ischemic and ischemic diabetic foot ulcers based upon clinical characteristics
  • Identify treatment plans for Diabetic Foot 

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