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Board Review Wound Care

The ConSENSEus for Offloading Diabetic Foot Ulcers

David Pougatsch, DPM

David Pougatsch, DPM discusses the consensus statement in support of offloading and total contact casts. Dr Pougatsch will examine why total contact casts are not utilized in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers in the vast majority of clinics around the United States.

CPME (Credits: 0.5)

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Discuss the financial and personal cost of diabetes in the United States
  2. Understand why offloading is so effective and when to initiate it
  3. Discuss the Consensus statement on diabetic foot ulcers
  4. Identify why total contact casts are underutilized
  • Accreditation and Designation of Credits
  • CPME (Credits: 0.5)

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    Release Date: 01/01/2016 Expiration Date: 12/31/2018

  • Author
  • David Pougatsch, DPM

    Associate Medical Director
    Amputation Prevention Center at Sherman Oaks Hospital
    Los Angeles, CA

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