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Diabetic Foot Care: Assessment and Treatment Solutions
DVD Video
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DVD Video - 4+ hours
6 hr 12 min
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
PESI HealthCare
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Employ data from the literature to assure evidence-informed practice for psychological needs likely for persons with a diabetic foot ulcer
  2. Perform a foot exam using visual cues, circulation assessment and a monofilament
  3. Design an educational intervention for diabetics based on knowledge of how poorly controlled diabetes physically affects the nerves, bones and microcirculation
  4. Examine the effects of neuropathy in the lower extremity: sensory, motor, autonomic
  5. Identify methods of protecting a neuropathic foot ulcer from infection
  6. Summarize the pros and cons of various off-loading methods for neuropathic foot ulcers
  7. Paraphrase data from recent literature reporting effectiveness of modalities such as negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), hyperbarics, electrical stimulation, pulsed lavage, light and ultrasound therapies for diabetic foot ulcers
  8. Evaluate appropriate uses of advanced therapy such as living skin equivalents, platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell applications

Understanding the Impact of Neuropathy in the Lower Extremity

  • Sensory nerve damage
    • Neuropathic pain
    • Effect on balance and sensation
    • Lack of awareness of a break in skin or infection
    • Lack of awareness of footwear proper fit
  • Motor nerve damage
    • Change in gait (slapping)
    • Increase in flexor tendon strength causing deformities in toes and metatarsals
  • Autonomic nerve damage - peripheral and central
    • Lack of sweating, so skin excessively dry
    • Decrease in vasomotor control
  • Gastroparesis with resulting nutritional deficiencies

Diabetic Foot Exam Techniques

  • Strategies to identify the visual cues signifying an abnormal exam
    • Xerosis
    • Foot Shape and color
    • Toenails
    • Evidance of previous ulcers
    • Callus formation
  • What can we learn from foot pulses and temperature variation?
  • Screening tools
  • When to refer a patient

Strategies to Protect a Neuropathic Foot Ulcer from Infection

  • Hyperglycemia impact on immune response
  • Prevention, Prevention, Prevention!
    • Proper cleansing techniques
    • Product selection strategies - utilizing germ reducing dressings such as silver, cadexamer iodine, PHMB, methylene blue/gentian violet, salt, sugar, honey and sodium hypochlorite
    • Ways to break biofilm
      • Ultrasound
      • Sharp or mechanical debridement
      • Pulsed lavage
    • Debridement - when and what type
      • Mechanical
      • Sharp
      • Biological
      • Enzyme
      • Autolytic
    • Negative pressure wound therapy.

Off-Loading Methods: Pros and Cons

  • Healing boot or shoe
  • Total contact cast and TCC EZ
  • Bedrest
  • Kneeling walker or crutches

Treatment Modalities: What is the best for YOUR Patient?

  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Hyperbaric
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Pulsed Lavage
  • Light & Ultrasound Therapy

Advanced Therapies

  • Living Skin Equivalents
  • Platelet Rich Plasma
  • Stem Cell Applications

Assessing for and Meeting the Diabetic Patient’s Psychological Needs

  • Depression’s impact on patient adherence and outcomes
  • Depression screening
  • Interventions that release endorphins
  • Tips to improve patient health education and compliance


Joan Junkin, RN, MSN, began her wound specialty as a research analyst for the pressure ulcer guideline treatment panel in 1992. During her 10 years as an acute care Wound Clinical Nurse Specialist, she conducted and published research and served as chair of the National Accreditation Committee for Wound, Ostomy and Continence educational programs. Joan has published articles in several peer reviewed journals and the past 10 years has presented 8 hour wound seminars to professionals in all 50 states and 4 provinces in Canada.

Ms. Junkin has been invited faculty at WOCN national and regional conferences and SAWC. She currently provides clinical consults for long-term care and hospice in Nebraska and teaches as a clinical associate for the University of Nebraska College of Nursing. Her extensive clinical and speaking career gives Joan a broad perspective from which to draw clinical wisdom and very practical approaches. She keeps her seminars fresh by adding in appropriate doses of humor. In a field such as wound care where scientific data changes best practice more quickly than guidelines can be published and where new products are introduced monthly, this well-grounded expert will help you focus on what will make a difference in skin health and wound care outcomes.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Joan Junkin is the Owner of The Healing Touch, Inc. She is on the speaker’s bureau for Sage Products Inc. Ms. Junkin receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Joan Junkin has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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