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Key Points for a Successful Outcome in Diabetic Foot Wounds

Objectives:

  • To define the basic key points that influence the prognosis of foot ulcers in diabetic patients.
  • To learn when and how to discard a bone infection.
  • To learn when and how to refer a patient with peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
  • To learn when and how to use the different offloading devices in diabetic foot ulcer.

This interactive workshop presented the practical aspects of how and when to resolve the main concerns that influence the outcomes of diabetic foot ulcer. Attendees learned how to determine whether a patient has a good prognosis using only four clinical tests, based on real clinical cases. Attendees also learned how to resolve the main concerns in diabetic foot ulcers: PAD, bone infection, and inadequate offloading. The workshop was an interactive session among participants who frequently see clinical DFU cases.

Speakers:

  • Jose Luis Lazaro Martinez
  • Esther García Morales
  • Juan Pedro Sánchez Ríos

The workshop took place on Friday 16 May from 08.00-09.30 in room N1109/N110.