Several conditions are associated with increased risk to a patient's foot health but perhaps none more important than those associated with Diabetes.
These can be both limb and life-threatening. Anyone working in the field of foot health must know how to provide a minimum level of assessment, be able to recognise complications and know how and when to refer.
This course will help keep you and your patients safer. Written by one of the U.K.'s leading Specialist Podiatrists in Diabetic foot care, this course is both comprehensive and written from a practical standpoint.
The course covers:
How diabetes can impact on foot health
Global burden of diabetes foot disease
Pathway to foot ulceration
Types of foot ulcers
How to use NICE guidelines
Your legal obligations
Avoiding getting sued
When and how to refer the patient
This course is aimed at:
Foot Health Practitioners
Tissue viability Nurses
The course is specifically aimed at increasing the learners knowledge of how disease can increase ulceration risk but with a strong focus on knowing when and how to refer so as to avoid litigation whilst improving the outcomes for your patients.
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WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
What is diabetes
Types and classification of foot ulcers
How diabetes impacts on tissue
Examples of why clinicians have been sued
Recognising Charcot foot
What you need to do when seeing these patients
What does NICE really mean to you
When & how to refer - non urgent
When & how to refer - urgent
Red flag conditions to avoid being sued
Delivered in straight-forward language to keep you safe
KEEP YOU & YOUR PATIENTS SAFE
Learn skills that are directly relevant to your clinical practice
LEARN FROM EXPERTS
qualified in 1988 as a Podiatrist and his clinical career has focused on
improving care for patients with diabetes foot disease. He has worked
across the NHS in England and worked for 3 years in Canada. He qualified as an
Independent prescriber in 2015.His present role is Principle Podiatrist for
Solent NHS Trust, which is a community provider that delivers a range of
clinical contracts to 5 CCGs across the south of Hampshire. His focus of
clinical work is aimed at improving clinical outcomes and preventing diabetes
related amputations by the use innovation in the acute diabetes foot in wound
care, offloading and redesigning clinical pathways. He has presented both
nationally and internationally on the foot in diabetes. He is the current chair
of FDUK (Foot In Diabetes UK). He is also a fellow of the College of Podiatry
in recognition of his diabetes work. His presentation today will focus on
“Optimising care of the foot in Diabetes: The pathway in Solent NHS Trust– one
step at a time” giving an over view of the Diabetes Foot pathway and how it is
important to optimise all aspects not only for the patient with an acute but
also for these teams involved in delivering the care.