Limb Salvage Continuum of Care Skills Course:
Prevention, Intervention and Post-Surgical Management of Amputations
Desert Foot has always been in the forefront of preventing complications of the lower limb for patients with diabetes. However, it is not infrequent that the patient succumbs to ischemia, infection with resultant tissue loss, and the best course of action, the healthiest course for the patient, is amputation. Desert Foot has long featured lectures on amputation evaluation, prevention and medical/surgical intervention. This year, after a hard fought battle, the Arizona Podiatric Medical Association (AzPMA) was successful in getting the podiatrist’s scope of practice expanded to include foot amputations. In response to this new area of practice, and in conjunction with the AzPMA, we have created a dedicated Limb Salvage Continuum of Care Skills Course, which includes the prevention, intervention and post-surgical management of amputations. This course will be presented in its entirety on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 7AM – 4PM. Though the course was created for the new needs of AzPMA podiatrists, all with an interest in this area of podiatric practice are welcomed to attend. This course will include didactic lectures followed by hands-on skills labs. Those attending this session on Saturday, in addition to earning the usual CME, will receive an additional Certificate of Completion, which may prove useful when applying for surgical privileges to perform these procedures.
Letter to AzPMA Members
2017 Limb Salvage Continuum of Care Skills Course:
Prevention, Intervention and Post-Surgical Management of Amputations Agenda
December 2, 2017
6:55 - 7:00 AM