Walk This Way: An Interprofessional Approach for Prevention and Management of Diabetic Foot Pathologies
Two attendance options:
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic condition that has become an epidemic per the World Health Organization. Poor glycemic control contributes to multi-system disease resulting in end-stage organ failure, neuropathy, ulceration, and amputation. Interprofessional management of diabetic patients has been shown to improve outcomes including decreased amputation and mortality rates and improved quality of life scores. Collaborative efforts within the patient’s care team can benefit patients by increasing surveillance, providing preventative measures, and offering definitive therapy and rehabilitation. Utilizing multidisciplinary teams to care for the diabetic patient can reduce morbidity and mortality and improve patient function in the setting of limb loss. Current guidelines provide direction to the care team and provide a pathway for patient optimization and success. This presentation will apply evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to a patient case.
DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community.
- Discuss clinical practice guidelines for interprofessional prevention and management of diabetic foot pathologies.
- Recognize best practices for interprofessional teams managing patients with diabetes.
- Describe the application of best practices to a patient case.
IMPORTANT! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DMU is closed to external visitors. Only individuals with an active DMU badge may attend on-site.
Ashley Dikis, DPM, FACFAS
Clinical Department Chair, Foot and Ankle Clinic and Assistant Professor, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines University
Sarah Parrott, DO, FAAFP
Department Chair, Osteopathic Clinical Medicine, Des Moines University
Tracy Porter, PT, DPT, EdD
Associate Director of Clinical Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Des Moines University
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hours.
- Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
- Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
- Ashley Dikis, DPM, FACFAS - Speaker
- Sarah Parrott, DO, FAAFP - Speaker
- Tracy Porter, PT, DPT, EdD - Speaker
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 1.00 AOA Category 1A
- 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 1.00 CPME
- 1.00 IBON
Two attendance options:
- Des Moines University students, faculty, and staff - No registration is necessary to attend on-site or register through Zoom to attend on-line.
- All other interested individuals - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DMU is closed to external visitors. Only individuals with an active DMU badge may attend on-site. Register through Zoom.