Diabetic Ulcers Identification and Treatment

Webinar Topic: Diabetic Wound Care

Speaker: Bill Richlen, PT, WCC, DWC

CE Credit(s): 1.0

Length: 60 minutes

Price: 10

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:
A Licensed Physical Therapist, Bill has experience in advanced wound care consultations in long-term care, outpatient, skilled rehabilitation and home health. He has served as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students, been the Director of several large rehabilitation departments, and has been providing multi-disciplinary wound care education to nurses and therapists for over 17 years. His expertise in diverse settings enhance his role as a clinical instructor. Bill’s dynamic and captivating teaching style keep’s attendee’s attention throughout the course.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss 3 common underlying causes of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  2. Differentiate between neuropathic and neuro-ischemic and ischemic diabetic foot ulcers based upon clinical characteristics
  3. Choose treatment plans for Diabetic Foot Ulcers based upon current evidence based guidelines

Disclosures:
This webinar is made possible by a grant from Shield Healthcare.
William Richlen, PT, WCC, DWC is owner of Infinitus, LLC, a wound care solutions company. He disclosed that he is a speaker and independent contractor for Anacapa Technologies.
The planners of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Occupational Therapy Level and Content Focus
Content Level: Intermediate
Content Focus: 
  • Domain of OT: Performance Skills
  • Domain of OT: Performance Patterns
  • Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention
Course delivery format: Online noninteractive webinar
Instructional Method: Recorded webinar, PowerPoint

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