GENERAL PURPOSE: To review an approach to diabetic foot infections (DFIs), including acute osteomyelitis, while also discussing current practices and the challenges in diagnosis and management.
TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant will1. Identify the risk factors for developing DFIs.2. Outline diagnostic techniques for assessing DFIs.3. Select the assessment techniques that support a diagnosis of osteomyelitis.4. Choose the appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment options for patients who have DFIs … read more