2023 Catalog: General Courses
DE0025: Diabetes Online CDE: Diabetic Foot Care - Screening and Injury Prevention
Overall Course Summary
People who have diabetes are at high risk for nerve and vascular damage that can result in loss of protective sensation in the feet, reduced circulation, and poor healing potentially leading to foot ulcers and amputations. This training provides details of performing a comprehensive foot examination including dermatological, vascular, musculoskeletal, and neurological assessments. Clinician standards of care and resources for performing diabetic foot exams will be shared.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the components of a vascular foot examination.
2. Perform a neurological foot examination including evaluation of protective sensation and its relationship to diabetes.
3. Provide a lower extremity musculoskeletal examination including observation and assessment of bony prominences, contractures, and other foot deformities.
It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.
None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.
The Indian Health Service Division of Oral Health (IHS DOH) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. IHS DOH designates this activity for 1.00 continuing education credits.
Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.