Event Date/Time: Sep 15, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 22, 2012
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Description

14 Contact Hours
Course Fee $450
Plus the cost of the cruise

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners


Program Purpose / Objectives


Key Applications :

•Better recognize diabetic foot infections by utilizing IDSA Guidelines for the Clinical Classification of Diabetic Foot Infections.
•By utilizing the education of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons outlined in their Effective Amputation Prevention Program you will leave more equipped to educate your patients / colleagues in a sound preventative program.
•Following our program you will leave ready to apply the most current guidelines published on the prevention, treatment, and management of Neuropathic Ulcer Management by the Wound Ostomy & Continence Society, the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, and the Wound Healing Society.



Objectives ;

1.Perform accurate and complete data collection - health history (generalized / foot specific).
2.Identify risk factors for ulcerations / amputations (Amputation Prevention Program).
3.Learn how to perform a comprehensive Lower Extremity Foot exam (Monofilament testing, tuning fork, temperature perception, 2 point discrimination).
4.Peripheral neuropathy (a better understanding).
â—¦Prevention! What every Diabetic must be taught! (Foot Exams, offloading techniques, shoes / inlays, sample patient instruction handouts). .
â—¦Including demonstration of application of total contact casting
â—¦Including billing codes for therapeutic footwear with sample forms
5.Gain a better understanding of agents / therapies utilized in the management of Diabetic Peripheral neuropathic pain.
6.Learn how to perform Wound assessments on patients with neuropathic ulcers (including various classification systems ie, Wagner, University of Texas & Pedis).
7.Update your Ulcer Management / Wound Dressings (Proper use, common problems, Biophysical Agents, Advanced Wound Care Modalities).
8.Update your Ulcer Management / Wound Dressings (Proper use, common problems, Biophysical Agents, Advanced Wound Care Modalities).

Conference Sessions generally take place during the days at sea (as cruise itinerary allows) to avoid conflicts with Ports of Call or evening entertainment.

Venue

Cruising the Western Caribbean
Florida
United States
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