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.
This webinar is free and you can view it at any time, on any device. To earn CEs, you can purchase this course at our online university store.
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.
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.
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 diabetes certification exams. CBDCE & ADCES does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the certification exams, except for those published by CBDCE & ADCES.
**To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the Certification Board for Diabetes Care & Education (CBDCE), continuing education activities must be applicable to diabetes and approved by a provider on the CBDCE List of Recognized Providers (www.ncbde.org). CBDCE does not approve continuing education. Diabetes Education Services is accredited/approved by the Commission of Dietetic Registration which is on the list of CBDCE Recognized Providers.