Level 4 | 3 Steps to DeFeet Amputation; Assess, Screen, & Report | 1.0 CEs
Title: Level 4 | 3 Steps to DeFeet Amputation; Assess, Screen, & Report | 1.0 CEs
This course is included in: Level 4 - Advanced Level Courses. Purchase this course individually for $19 or the entire bundle or enroll in the entire bundle and save 50% (discount already applied).
Coach Beverly will walk participants through the 3-Step Process to Save Feet; Assess, Screen, & Report. She will provide simple and clear instructions on how to assess and inspect feet, along with risk assessment & action steps. We will share free teaching tools, strategies, & documentation forms adapted from the Lower Extremity Prevention Program (LEAP) that you can immediately implement in your practice setting.
- Describe steps involved in effective foot assessment made easy.
- Demonstrate how to use a monofilament to assess sensation.
- Discuss the use of screening forms to report findings.
According to a 2019 article published in Diabetes Care, the rate of amputations in the U.S. is increasing. Each year, people with diabetes experience approximately 200,000 non-traumatic amputations. African Americans are 4 times more likely to experience diabetes-related amputation than whites. In the United States, every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes, and every day 230 Americans with diabetes will suffer an amputation.
We can make a difference and help reverse this trend. Basic foot care assessment and education can reduce the risk of amputation by over 50 percent. By assessing and screening for loss of protective sensation with a monofilament, diabetes health care professionals can immediately identify high-risk feet and take steps to protect lower extremities
We are excited to share this life-saving information with our community of diabetes advocates.
Intended Audience: This course is designed for all health care providers and educators, who are interested in learning more about assessing and saving feet in people living with diabetes.
Instructor: Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM is a working educator and a nationally recognized diabetes expert.
Fee: $19.00 (Group Discounts Available)
All hours earned count toward your CDCES Accreditation Information
Earn 1.0 CEs
Course Level: 4 (included in Level 4 | Advanced & Specialty Topics)
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