Monofilament (5.07) for Diabetes Foot Screening | 20-Pack
People with diabetes are at increased risk of foot complications. By using a 5.07 monofilament (delivers 10gms of linear pressure) to assess for loss of sensation, diabetes health care professionals can immediately identify high-risk feet and take steps to protect lower extremities. Basic foot care education and intervention can reduce the risk of amputation by over 50 percent.
We are excited to provide these single-use 5.07 monofilaments in packs of 20.
We have included instructions on how to assess and inspect feet, along with risk assessment and action steps. We enhanced the teaching tools and forms from the Lower Extremity Prevention Program (LEAP) and are excited to share them with our community of diabetes advocates.
FREE Resources for Health Care Professionals and People with Diabetes
FREE Webinar: How to use a Monofilament to Detect Foot Problems with Diabetes: All health care professionals are invited to join us to learn strategies to protect the lower extremities. We will walk participants through the 3 Step Process to Save Feet; Assess, Screen and Report. She will provide simple and clear instructions on how to assess and inspect feet using a monofilament, along with risk assessment and action steps.
3 Steps to Save Feet – Assess, Screen, Report Handout. This handout walks health care professionals through the steps involved in a 10-minute foot assessment and monofilament screening. Also includes a Screening Form to document and report findings.
Foot Care Teaching Sheet – Steps to Healthy Feet. This handout covers the important elements of foot care for people living with diabetes with simple and straightforward language.
Foot Care Teaching Sheet in Spanish– Pasos Para Tener Pies Sanos. This handout covers the important elements of foot care for people living with diabetes with simple and straightforward language.
Monofilament Usage Information:
Our single-use monofilaments are intended for use with one client only. The store used and unused monofilaments in a dry, clean environment. For re-use with the same client, the monofilament must remain straight and unbent.
We suggest that after completing the assessment, place the monofilament in an envelope with a screening form and ask the person to assess their feet weekly and report any changes in appearance or sensation. Studies show that giving the person the monofilament and asking them to self-assess their feet results in fewer foot complications and earlier reporting of foot problems.