All health care professionals are invited to join us to learn strategies to protect lower extremities during this FREE Webinar (no CEs) or for $19 for 1.0 CE.
Coach Beverly walks participants through the 3 Step Process to Save Feet; Assess, Screen and Report. She will provide simple and clear instructions on how to assess and inspect feet, along with risk assessment and action steps. We will share free teaching tools, strategies, and documentation forms adapted from the Lower Extremity Prevention Program (LEAP) that you can immediately implement in your practice setting.
According to a 2019 article published in Diabetes Care, the rate of amputations in the U.S. is increasing. Each year, people with diabetes experience approximately 200,000 non-traumatic amputations. African Americans are 4 times more likely to experience diabetes-related amputation than whites. In the United States, every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes, and every day 230 Americans with diabetes will suffer an amputation.
We can make a difference and help reverse this trend. Basic foot care assessment and education can reduce the risk of amputation by over 50 percent. By assessing and screening for loss of protective sensation with a monofilament, diabetes health care professionals can immediately identify high-risk feet and take steps to protect lower extremities
We are excited to share this life-saving information with our community of diabetes advocates.
CEs: 1.0 CEs for $19 or No CEs for FREE
3 Steps to Save Feet – Assess, Screen, Report Handout. This handout walks health care professionals through the steps involved in a 10-minute foot assessment and monofilament screening. Also includes a Screening Form to document and report findings.
Foot Care Teaching Sheet – Steps to Healthy Feet. This handout covers the important elements of foot care for people living with diabetes with simple and straightforward language.
Foot Care Teaching Sheet in Spanish– Pasos Para Tener Pies Sanos. This handout covers the important elements of foot care for people living with diabetes with simple and straightforward language.
Order a Monofilament (5.07) for Diabetes Foot Screening 20-Pack – We are excited to provide these single-use 5.07 monofilaments in packs of 20. We have included instructions on how to assess and inspect feet, along with risk assessment and action steps. We enhanced the teaching tools and forms from the Lower Extremity Prevention Program (LEAP) and are excited to share them with our community of diabetes advocates.
Monofilament Usage Information:
Our single-use monofilaments are intended for use with one client only. The store used and unused monofilaments in a dry, clean environment. For re-use with the same client, the monofilament must remain straight and unbent.
We suggest that after completing the assessment, place the monofilament in an envelope with a screening form and ask the person to assess their feet weekly and report any changes in appearance or sensation. Studies show that giving the person the monofilament and asking them to self-assess their feet results in fewer foot complications and earlier reporting of foot problems.
Coach Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, BC-ADM, CDCES
Author, Nurse, Educator, Clinician and Innovator, Beverly has specialized in diabetes management for over twenty years. As president and founder of Diabetes Educational Services, Beverly is dedicated to optimizing diabetes care and improving the lives of those with diabetes.
Accreditation: Diabetes Education Services is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider 12640, and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Provider DI002. Since these programs are approved by the CDR it satisfies the CE requirements for the CDCES regardless of your profession.*
The use of DES products does not guarantee the successful passage of the CDCES exam. CBDCE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDCES exam, except for those published by CBDCE.
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