Webinar

Diabetic Foot Care, Part 2 - Assessment and Management of Foot Issues and Wounds

3/8/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Eastern Standard Time

Presenter: Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN Director of Clinical Services, Corstrata

Lower extremity amputations attributed to complexities of the diabetic foot are well demonstrated to be preventable. Knowledge regarding current preventive strategies is not widely understood or taught to staff nurses.  This presentation discusses the key components of comprehensive diabetic foot assessment and management program with focus on neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), musculoskeletal issues, and biomechanical foot abnormalities.  This is Part 2 of a 2-part series.

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When: 3/8/2018

Time: 2:00 PM EST

Duration: 01:15:00 minutes

Cost: $79.00 per person

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Description

*This education session is approved for one (1) contact hour of Continuing Education for Nursing 

Lower extremity amputations attributed to complexities of the diabetic foot are well demonstrated to be preventable. Knowledge regarding current preventive strategies is not widely understood or taught to staff nurses. This presentation discusses the key components of comprehensive diabetic foot assessment and management program with focus on neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), musculoskeletal issues, and biomechanical foot abnormalities. This is Part 2 of a 2-part series.

 

Education Overview 

Myra Varnado of Corstrata will also be teaching on the specifics regarding characteristics of skin and soft tissue associated with DM Foot Ulcer (DFU). Current evidence based research findings and strategies for evidence based DFU management is presented. An overview of commonly seen foot and nail problems is also provided.  At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe 3 key components of a comprehensive diabetic foot assessment
  • Identify 2 commonly seen skin and soft tissue changes that occur in the foot with a DM Foot ulcer
  • Discuss 3 key components of DM Foot ulcer management

The Target Audience for this education is:

  • Staff nurses who provide Wound care
  • Nursing Managers and Administrators
  • Quality Improvement Nurses 

Educational Tools provided with this webinar:

  • ABI Interpretation Guide
  • Dressing Selection Graph
  • NGC Guidelines
  • Offloading Techniques Chart
  • Wound Product Comparison Sheet
  • Wound Debridement Dressings Tool
*Curaport, LLC is an approved provider of Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nursing.  All states accept this certification for their licensure requirements.  No refund shall be given, except for any change in date or time or the webinar.  In such case, a full refund shall be given to the registrant upon their request.

 

About the Educator 

Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWON, CFCN, Director of Clinical Wound Services for Corstrata, is a Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Specialist with extensive clinical expertise in Pressure Ulcer and Diabetes Foot Ulcer Prevention and Management. She graduated from the Emory University WOC Nursing Education Program and has authored numerous publications on WOC topics. On behalf of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, she authored the Clinical Practice Guidelines that appear on the AHRQ website. For the past 16 years, she has served on the WOCN Wound Guidelines Task Force and is the primary author of the WOCN Clinical Practice Guideline: “Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower Extremity Neuropathic Disease”. 

Additionally, Ms. Varnado has published numerous wound related papers on topics including Diabetes Charcot foot management, frostbite, biofilm, telemedicine and tissue based products. During her tenure with the LSU Diabetes Foot Program and LSU Hospitals, she successfully implemented five remote telemedicine diabetes foot programs in southern Louisiana.

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