Neuropathic Ulcers and Recommended Wound Care

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-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

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

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

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

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


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.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-NURWC-V2
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2021
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

About This Course 

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Etiology of Foot Ulceration

Neuropathy

The Neuropathic Ulcer and its Pathophysiology

Review

Summary

Section 3: Assessing Signs and Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

Neuropathy

Sensory Neuropathy

Motor Neuropathy

Autonomic Neuropathy

Assessment Guidelines

Review

Summary

Section 4: Device Management of Ulcers Caused by Neuropathy

Off-loading

Off-loading Devices

Review

Summary

Section 5: Recommended Wound Care

Ulcer Evaluation Goals

Performing an Assessment

Cleansing

Infection

Debridement

Dressing the Wound

Review

Summary

Section 6: Commonly Used Dressings for Wounds

Dressings

Dry Gauzes

Wet to Moist Gauzes

Transparent Adhesive Films

Hydrogels

Hydrocolloids

Non-Adherent Dressings

Composite Dressings

Interactive Dressings

Alternative Wound Care Treatment Options

Review

Summary

Section 7: Extrinsic Factors That Can Determine the Development of Ulceration

Lifestyle Choices

Proper Footwear

Expect Your Feet to Last a Lifetime!

Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention Program (LEAP)

Foot and Nail Care

Review

Summary

Section 8: Contemporary Evidence Based Medicine

Evidence-Based Medicine

Holistic Wound Care-Biopsychosocial Model

Physical, Mental and Social Well-Being

Disgust and Avoidance

Review

Summary

Section 9: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Exam and BrainSparks

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.
Staff Writer: Adam Roesner, BSN
Adam Roesner, BSN has been working with various quality measures optimization since 2013. His experience in program management in both clinical and performance measures allows a unique perspective on the challenge faced by healthcare systems today. Adam has presented trainings on HCAHPS programs for sales forces and executive leadership alike, and has managed various skin health and HCAHPS educational programs and bundles for acute, post-acute, and IDN facilities. Disclosure: Adam Roesner, BSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer
Ronald Orth, RN, CMAC, CHC  obtained a nursing degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1985 and a B. A. in Health Care Administration from Concordia University in 1996. Mr. Orth possesses over 30 years of nursing experience with over 20 of those in the Skilled Nursing industry. Mr. Orth has extensive experience in teaching Medicare regulations to healthcare providers both in the US and internationally. Mr. Orth is currently the Post Acute Care Curriculum Designer and is certified in Healthcare Compliance through the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). Disclosure: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer 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: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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