College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Articles

Title

Diabetes Foot Education: An Evidence Based Study in Long Term care Settings

ISBN or ISSN

1524-7929

Publication Title

Annals of Long-Term Care

Volume

22

Issue

7-8

Publication Date / Copyright Date

8-1-2014

First Page

23

Last Page

28

Abstract

As the prevalence of diabetes continues to rise, it is imperative to provide healthcare professionals with the training they need to manage the disease and to prevent complications. However, preventive care of foot problems can be particularly challenging in the long-term care (LTC) population. In this article, the authors describe a study that evaluated the efficacy of an evidence-based program for training nurses in LTC facilities that had two objectives: (1) to increase the knowledge and skills of nurses about foot care in residents with diabetes to prevent and manage diabetic foot lesions; and (2) to encourage nurses to incorporate regular foot examinations in clinical practice. The results of the study show that implementation of the training program can heighten awareness of the barriers involved when executing quality improvement initiatives in LTC environments. - See more at: http://www.annalsoflongtermcare.com/article/diabetes-foot-complications-education-study-long-term-care#sthash.yLU8Ro9n.dpuf

Disciplines

Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy

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