Neuropathic Ulcers and Recommended Wound Care

 

Foot ulcers are a significant complication of diabetes mellitus. Approximately 15 to 20 percent of the estimated 21 million persons diagnosed with diabetes mellitus in the U.S. will be hospitalized with a foot complication at some time during the course of their disease. People with diabetes make up approximately 60% of the non-traumatic amputations in adults over age 20, and 80% of those were preceded by foot ulceration. Approximately 65,700 lower extremity amputations were performed in 1 year on people with diabetes. The diabetic foot and its sequelae account for billions of dollars in direct medical expenditures. Through proper evaluation and treatment interventions we attempt to significantly reduce these complications and expenditures.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-NURWC

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California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

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American Nurses Credentialing Center

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Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-NURWC
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2018
Learning Objectives:
Define diabetic neuropathy and its characteristics.
Identify the pathophysiology and etiology of neuropathy and foot ulceration.
Discover how to perform an ulcer evaluation and identify the signs and symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy.
Identify proper management of diabetic neuropathic ulcers, including patient education, and examine recommended wound care guidelines.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Etiology of Foot Ulceration A. Neuropathy B. Neuropathy and its Pathophysiology C. Review D. Summary Section 3: Assessing Signs and Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy A. Sensory B. Motor C. Autonomic D. Guidelines E. Review F. Summary Section 4: Device Management of Ulcers Caused by Neuropathy A. Off-loading Devices B. Review C. Summary Section 5: Recommended Wound Care A. Ulcer Evaluation B. Cleansing C. Assessment D. Debridement E. Dressing the Wound F. Review G. Summary Section 6: Commonly Used Dressings for Wounds A. Dry Gauzes B. Wet to Dry Gauzes C. Wet to Moist Gauzes D. Transparent Adhesive Films E. Hydrogels F. Hydrocolloids G. Non-Adherent Dressings H. Composite Dressings I. Alternative Wound Care Treatment Options J. Review K. Summary Section 7: Extrinsic Factors that can determine the Development of Ulceration A. Lifestyle Choices B. Proper Footwear C. Expect Your Feet to Last a Lifetime! D. LEAP E. Foot and Nail Care F. Review G. Summary Section 8: Contemporary Evidence Based Medicine A. Holistic Wound Care- Biopsychosocial Model B. Physical, Mental, and Social Well-Being C. Disgust and Avoidance D. Review E. Summary Section 9: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Congratulations D. Resources E. References

Staff Writer: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN
Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN, Content Writer, Relias Learning, has held positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, research nurse clinician, and clinical instructor with over 25 years of clinical practice in a broad range of specialties: med/surg, pediatrics, long term care, mental health, research, and IDD. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, Ms. Schnaufer successfully challenged the Practical Nursing Boards in NY. After working with the Breast Oncology Research group at Duke, Ms. Schnaufer switched her focus to the area of IDD and worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, who live in group homes. Among her various responsibilities in this area was to train direct support staff and clinicians in medical issues/medication administration, participate in state surveys, providing and implementing plans of correction, as well as, serving on various committees, such as Human Rights, to help improve the lives of the individuals supported. To this day, she continues to volunteer in this realm. A veteran of the U.S.A.F., Ms. Schnaufer is committed to creating relevant and intelligent continuing education courses for healthcare professionals throughout the continuum of care. Disclosure: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: intermediate level Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility, Assisted Living, Home Health, Long-term Care, Residential Care.
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