Examination and Care of the High Risk Foot - 2 CE Credits
Examination and Care of the High Risk Foot - 2 CE Credits


 
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This video is intended for nurses and other providers who are preparing to become certified in routine foot care, whether the goal is to switch into the field or simply add additional skills to the repertoire. This video provides 2 Nursing Continuing Education Credits.

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Examination and Care of the High Risk Foot - 2 CE Credits

The Examination & Care of the High Risk Foot online continuing education course will help students to understand and assess exam findings with both venous and arterial diseases of the foot. As part of the overall continuing education program, this course demonstrates essential knowledge for podiatrists, foot care specialists, and nurses who assist and treat high risk patients in a clinical setting.

This course comprises 2 Continuing Education credits

Examination & Care of the High Risk Foot Video Contents

  • Objective and subjective exam findings with venous and arterial disease
  • Tests of peripheral vascular disease including temperature, pulses, Doppler, ankle brachial index, toe brachial index
  • Demonstration and description of the Ankle Brachial Index, it's indications, it's interpretation and its drawbacks
  • Subcategories of peripheral neuropathy and their effect on the patient
  • Testing for peripheral neuropathy, including 5.07 monofilament & vibratory
  • Other findings with peripheral neuropathy such as burning feet, their cause and possible treatment options
  • Important skincare issues for patients with damage skin from peripheral neuropathy changes
  • Treatment options for damaging skin changes which might result from peripheral neuropathic disease, Including macerated inner spaces, tinea pedis, heel fissures, etc.
  • Description and evaluation of musculoskeletal deformities including, bunions, hammertoes
  • Treatment protocols and options for pathologies resulting from musculoskeletal abnormalities
  • Medications, padding, strapping, bracing and appliances commonly used to minimize are correct musculoskeletal deformities
  • Evaluation and exam findings for fungal infection on toenails and skin
  • Why lower extremity compression is importance with findings of edema or lymphedema
  • Compression protocols and options for treating lower extremity edema and lymphedema in high risk patients

Objectives of this Continuing Education Video Course

  • Describe the basic arterial examination of the lower extremity and foot
  • Describe how to perform an ankle brachial index test and discuss it uses and pitfalls
  • Describe the clinical findings which would lead you to believe that the patient has lower extremity venous insufficiency
  • Describe three types of peripheral neuropathy and how they manifest on the lower extremity
  • Describe appropriate hygiene and medications which are beneficial for the feet and legs
  • Describe bunions and hammertoes and treatment options for those and similar foot deformities
  • Discuss the etiology and treatment options for hyperkeratotic lesions, such as corns and calluses on the feet
  • Describe the etiology and treatment options for fungal toenails

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