Assessment and management of patients with diabetic foot ulcers

This learning module has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and was last updated in 2016.

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Duration: 01:00:00 Type: CPD modules Level: Students, Qualified Nurses

Author

Paula Mayo, Lecturer in diabetes care, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, Leeds, England.


Short description

In this module discover more about diabetic neuropathy, a common complication of diabetes.


Detailed description

Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes. Patients need to be informed of the effects of poorly managed diabetes and appropriate care to prevent diabetic neuropathy. This learning module provides a brief overview of the main complications associated with diabetes and discusses the different types of diabetic neuropathy. Risk factors in the development of diabetic foot ulcers are identified and the importance of timely assessment is recognised. Treatment and management of diabetic foot ulcers is discussed in relation to blood glucose control, infection, wound care, sleep and pain.

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