Diabetic Ulcers Identification and Treatment

Webinar Topic: Diabetic Wound Care

Speaker: Gail Hebert, RN, BS, MS, WCC, OMS, Clinical Instructor

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:
Gail has been a registered nurse for over 35 years, and has practiced wound care for over two decades. She holds BS and MS degrees in nursing, is board certified in wound and ostomy management through NAWCO®. Her energetic and enthusiastic presentation style makes learning easy and fun.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss 3 common underlying causes of Diabetic Foot Ulcers.
  2. Differentiate between ischemic, 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.

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