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Developing an Ambulatory Specific Preceptor Program: A Success Story 
October 22, 2009  
01h 09m 51s - 82 Slides  
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The accepted guidelines for a proper diabetic foot examination includes: assessing circulatory, skin, and neurological status to detect problems early and reduce the likelihood of amputation. Based on current ADA estimates at least 50% of amputations that occur in diabetics can be prevented through proper foot care.

This presentation will give the listener a simple, low cost educational intervention to significantly improve the providers' adherence to the foot examination guidelines for patients with diabetes.

  • Define the ADA recommendations for a comprehensive diabetic foot exam.
  • Discuss the evidence based research on nursing interventions to improve provider compliance.
  • Describe key elements in developing an educational program targeted at nursing staff.

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