Diabetic Wound Management posts

Diabetic Toenails: Watch for Change

By Tara Call Triplett, RN, WCC, CHFN

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

Lower Extremity Ulcers and the Toe Brachial Pressure Index

By Keisha Smith, MA, CWCMS

To treat patients with lower extremity ulcers, you need to find out if there’s impaired arterial blood flow. For some patients, however, the standard Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) yields misleading results. Fortunately, there’s an easy alternative: the Toe Brachial Pressure Index (TBPI).  Here’s when and how to perform this simple test. When confronting a lower […]

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