Infection

It’s only a small ulcer – can it be infected? An interactive session looking at how important infection management is in the foot in diabetes, with case studies and a discussion about management of complex Diabetic Foot infections. Latest guidelines and evidence-based practice will also be highlighted.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand why the foot in diabetes is so vulnerable to infection
  • Understand what is mild, moderate and severe infection
  • How can you use NEWS2 in the foot in diabetes – what are the limitations
  • Understand the significance of Osteomyelitis and the impact on clinical outcomes
  • Understand what antimicrobial products can be available to your patients and how to access these
  • Understand the significance of the correct identification of infection
  • When to refer on and how you would find out to whom to refer to

Wednesday 30 October 2019

12:40 - 13:20

Foot & Wound

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Speakers

Clinical Lead for Podiatry, Solent NHS Trust
Fatima Cassim
Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist Imperial College Healthcare