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Diabetic Surgical Ulcers and Wounds - Wound Care

Author: Noah H. Carpenter, MD

CE: 2.5 hours
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Course Summary

Although many types of wounds are easily treated, some require specialized care in order to resolve or treat the primary cause and to avoid complications. Health clinicians specializing in wound prevention and treatment focus on patients with an acute or chronic skin injury, related disease, and medical treatment. Increasingly, wound care specialists are adopting a holistic approach to treatment, coordinating efforts between interdisciplinary team members to ensure that all aspects of a patient's physical and mental health are met during the acute and long-term phases of the treatment plan. This is the third in a six-part series on wound care.

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Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction
II.           Diabetic Ulcers and Wounds
1.   Peripheral Vascular Disease
2.   Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
3.   Foot Conditions
4.   Meggitt-Wagner Staging System
5.   Other Staging System to Classify Diabetic Wounds
III.        Venous Insufficiency
IV.         Surgical Wounds
V.            Fungating Cancer or Malignant Wound
VI.         Summary


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