The Diabetic Foot

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Vancouver - October 21, 2019           (Click here for price and venue details)

$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Super Early Rate - On or before July 8, 2019
$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before September 9, 2019
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before October 7, 2019
$208.95 ($199 + GST) - Regular Rate - After October 7, 2019

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Workshop from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | What to Expect at the Workshop

Executive Hotel Burnaby | Venue Web Site
4201 Lougheed Highway | Map and directions

Presented by Kevin Woo, PhD, RN, NSWOC WOCC(C) FAPWCA

Dr. Kevin Woo Dr. Kevin Woo is an Associate Professor at Queen’s University, School of Nursing, School of Rehabilitation therapy in Kingston, Ontario. He is recognized as a national expert in wound care and has served on a number of expert panels and advisory boards to develop the Best Practice recommendations. He received the Journal of Wound Care Best Diabetic Foot Ulcer Intervention Award in 2018 for his contribution to advance diabetic foot care and Journal of Wound Care Professional Education Award in 2017. He is the Regional Director - North American of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP). He is a member of the Education Committee of the Canadian Frailty Network.

A recipient of the Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation (2014-19) and the International Association for the Study of Pain Early Career Research Award (2012-13), Dr. Woo has a range of research interests, including enhancing chronic disease self-management, developing quality benchmarks for wound management, and implementing best practices for difficult-to-heal wounds. He has authored or co-authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications, books, book chapters, white papers and proceedings. Kevin is the web editor for the Advances in Skin and Wound Care website, author of Polit & Beck Canadian Essentials of Nursing Research, co-editor of Chronic Wound Care, A Clinical Source Book for Healthcare Professionals, 5th edition. Kevin maintains his clinical expertise and functions as an Advanced Wound Consultant at the Toronto Western Hospital and West Park HealthCare Centre in Toronto.

Workshop Description

Foot ulcers and related complications are common, especially among people with diabetes. For optimal patient outcomes, the care of people with foot complications and ulcers requires a systematic approach to evaluate and address risk factors. This workshop will describe underlying causes and clinical approach to differentiate foot complications related to arterial disease, neurological conditions, diabetes, arthritis, and autoimmune disorders. Participants will develop skills in vascular assessment using a Doppler, vibratory and proprioception testing, callus care, and application of total contact cast. Discussion will provide just in time summary of best practices and targets for medical management, infection treatment (including management of tinea pedis and plantar warts), footwear selection, skin and nail care, in addition to comprehensive lifestyle modification.

Workshop Topics

Overview of Foot Complications and Related Diseases
- Diabetic Feet and Related Complications: Neuropathic, Neuroischemic, and Ischemic Problems

Comprehensive Assessment of The Foot
- Vascular Assessment: Ankle Brachial Pressure Index; Doppler Testing: Wave Form Assessments
- Neurological Assessment: Monofilament Testing; Testing for Range of Motion and Reflexes

Dermatological Conditions of The Foot
- Pathophysiology of Hyperkeratotic Lesions, Dermatitis, Fissures, Verruca Vulgaris, Trauma, Tinea Pedis, Hemosiderosis
- Callus Care and Prevention

Offloading Interventions and Plantar Pressure Redistribution
- Application of Total Contact Cast
- Selection of Appropriate Foot Wear

Selecting Appropriate Skin Care Products Including Appropriate Moisturizing Agents

Nail Anatomy and Onychopathology
- Onychomycosis & Differential Diagnoses; Evidence Based Treatment for Onychomycosis

Best Practice Recommendations for Diabetes Management
- Blood Glucose, Diet, Lipids, Kidney Function, Exercise
- Targets for Optimal Blood Glucose, Cholesterol and Blood Pressure
- Lifestyle Changes

Who Should Attend?

* Foot Care, Wound Care, and Infection Control Nurses
* Nurses in Acute Care, Critical Care, and Long Term Care Settings
* Nurses in Home Care and Rehabilitation Settings
* Adult Nurse Practitioners and Diabetes Educators
* Nurses Planning a Career in Foot Care

The Diabetic Foot workshop, like all of our topics, is a one-day update/refresher workshop. It is not a certification program. You will receive our standard proof of attendance for 6.5 hours of continuing eduction.