Join Mass General experts for a continuing medical education event discussing interventions for patients with foot and ankle complications related to diabetes mellitus and vascular disease.

Vascular Disease, Diabetes and Foot Ulcerations

Date: 09/20/2011 - 09/20/2011
Time: 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: The Westin Waltham, Waltham, MA

The Spectrum of Vascular Disease, Diabetes and Foot Ulcerations: What You Need to Know will present expert insights and opinions on methods for providing comprehensive diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic interventions to patients with foot and ankle complications stemming from diabetes mellitus and peripheral artery disease. Physicians and physician extenders will be educated on the signs and symptoms of peripheral artery disease in patients with diabetes and analyze the indications for revascularization, foot reconstruction and preventive strategies for patients with diabetes and foot disorders. The faculty will demonstrate the benefits of working in a collaborative multispecialty program.


Course Objectives

  • Discuss the causes and risk factors of diabetic foot ulcers
  • Analyze the multidisciplinary approach to prevention and management of diabetic foot complications
  • List techniques to prevent diabetic foot complications
  • Implement comprehensive care paradigms for decreasing the incidence of lower-extremity amputation in patients with diabetes mellitus and peripheral artery disease, including debridement, off-loading and infection-control strategies
  • Review techniques and results of surgical and endovascular options for lower-extremity revascularization and limb salvage
  • Determine appropriate indications for referral to comprehensive programs
  • Provide appropriate care and counsel to patients and their families

CME/CEU Credits: Approved for 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Registered Nurses: 2 contact hours

Online Webinar

If you missed the September 20, 2011 CME event, you can still receive CME/CEU credits by participating in our webinar. Learn more

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