Posts Tagged ‘diabetic’

Diabetic Toenails: Watch for Change

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Changes in the diabetic foot can happen fast: here are the signs and types clinicians in wound care need to look for.

Diabetic Toenails: Watch for Change

 

As a wound care professional, chances are you’ve treated a number of nail conditions and abnormalities that occur among the general population. But when you’re working with diabetic patients, noticing and identifying variations is even more crucial. This is because change can happen more rapidly in the diabetic foot, and pathologies can ultimately lead to skin breakdown, foot ulcerations and infection. So, what causes the nails to change, and what exactly should you look for? We’ve got you covered.

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Heel Pressure Ulcers

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Heel Pressure Ulcer

Heel Pressure Ulcers will be presented by Donna Sardina RN, MHA, WCC, CWCMS, Co-Founder of WCEI in Las Vegas at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference this September 7-10-2011

What causes heel ulcers and how to prevent them. In this session we will discuss and differentiate the causes: Pressure, friction, arterial, diabetic, trauma, or dermatological. We look at the risk factors and some preventative measures we can incorporate in the daily care provided. Also discussed will be the complications we see, and effective treatment interventions.

For more information about the Wound Care Education Institute, please visit http://www.wcei.net.

Click Here To Register for the Wild on Wounds National Conference