MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference is providing compelling content for the 2022 conference in a virtual format. This annual conference focuses on a multidisciplinary team approach that provides each member of the healthcare team with the education and resources needed to heal wounds and prevent amputations. It features a prominent international faculty that promotes the importance of a multispecialty approach in limb salvage. The course is designed for healthcare practitioners of all specialties and promotes an evidence-based approach with emphasis on take-home points, techniques, and functional outcomes. The meeting format will include didactic lectures and specialty symposia for the purpose of providing an interactive learning experience.
This conference is intended for diabetes and wound care specialists, vascular surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, podiatric surgeons, plastic surgeons, endocrinologists, family practice physicians, infectious disease specialists, cardiovascular and endovascular specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, peripheral nerve specialists, certified diabetes educators, and other members of the healthcare team involved in diabetic foot and limb salvage.
Conference Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:
- Analyze the public health crisis of diabetic limb loss.
- Discuss the pain of sensory loss and non-compliance to care.
- Examine the options in vascular interventional technology and techniques, both surgical and endovascular.
- Promote the practice of functional limb salvage so that patients maximize their active ambulatory status.
- Navigate the complexities of biomechanics, limb salvage, the problem wound, wound based infection, preserving limb length.
- Cite the financial and social impact of diabetic limb salvage and amputation.
- Identify the roles and responsibilities of members of the healthcare team involved in the collaborative care for prevention of diabetic limb loss.
- Integrate a team-based approach in the care of patients to prevent diabetic limb loss.
In support of improving patient care, MedStar Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 15.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
CPME:This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards and requirements for approval of providers of continuing education in podiatric medicine through a joint provider agreement between Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine (CPM) and MedStar Health. CPM is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. CPM has approved this activity for a maximum of 15.50 continuing education contact hours.
Physicians: MedStar Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses:This activity is approved for 15.50 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physical Therapists:This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.55 CEUs. (15.50 contact hours)
Occupational Therapists: This continuing education program has been approved by the Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for up to 15.50 contact hours.