Vascular Center CME

Mass General experts present a webinar discussing interventions for patients with foot and ankle complications related to diabetes mellitus and vascular disease.

   CME: Vascular Disease, Diabetes and Foot Ulcerations

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

To view the webinar, sign up at CME University and follow the prompts. By participating online you are eligible to receive 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Meet our speakers:

Course ChairmanMichael R. Jaff, DO
Medical Director, Vascular Center

PresentersRichard J. de Asla, MD
Chief, Foot and Ankle Service

David Nathan, MD
Director, Diabetes Center

Virendra I. (V) Patel, MD
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Robert Joseph Scardina, DPM
Chief, Podiatry Service

Robert Schainfeld, DO
Associate Director, Vascular Medicine

Course Description

The Spectrum of Vascular Disease, Diabetes and Foot Ulcerations: What You Need to Know presents 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.

Participants learn 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 discusses 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 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Registered Nurses: 2.2 contact hours

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