Amputation/Limb Salvage Continuum of Care Skills Course:

What Every Healthcare Provider Must Know - Amputation/Limb Salvage Continuum of Skills Course with Certificate

Saturday, November 10, from 7 AM – 1:30 PM in the Main Lecture Hall

Desert Foot is always at the forefront of managing and preventing complications of the lower limb. However, it is not infrequent that patients succumb to ischemia and infection with resultant tissue loss. Thus, the unfortunate course of action for the patient is often amputation. In this course, we bring attendees education that focuses on evidence-based and best practices for utilizing the latest surgical procedures and advanced wound care technologies to enhance their limb salvage of the lower limb and wound care expertise, as well as best techniques for performing amputations when all else fails. In conjunction with the Arizona Podiatric Medical Association (AzPMA), we have created a dedicated Amputation/Limb Salvage Continuum of Care Skills Course, which includes the Medical/Surgical intervention and Wound Care management necessary to salvage the lower limb. This course will include state-of-the-art didactic lectures that will augment the attendees’ knowledge of current clinical practice. Those who complete the lectures at this Saturday session will earn CMEs, and in addition, will receive a special Certificate of Completion for the Amputation/Limb Salvage Continuum of Care Skills Course that they can use for hospital privileges.

Letter to AzPMA Members

Dear AzPMA Members,

As you know, we were successful last year in getting our scope of practice expanded to include amputations of the foot. The Fifty-third Legislature passed Senate Bill 1235 expanding the scope of practice for podiatry to now include foot amputation (but does not include amputation of the leg or entire foot). Effective August 8, 2017, with the new amputation law now in effect, the Desert Foot Conference decided to be the first to offer a dedicated nuts and bolts instructional course on indications, techniques, and complications pertaining to forefoot amputations. The first such course took place at last year’s Desert Foot 2017 Conference, and they are offering a new and improved one for us this year.

We invite you to participate in this as well as the other seminar programs at the Desert Foot Conference, at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix November 7-10, 2018. The Limb Salvage Continuum of Care Skills Course will take place Saturday, November 10, from 7 AM – 1:30 PM in the main Lecture Hall. You may review the agenda below.

Each Desert Foot attendee who attends this session will receive an additional certificate, along with the standard conference CME certificate, attesting to their having attended this special course. This may help you when you apply for privileges to do wound care or amputation procedures at the hospitals at which you are on staff. This is not a guarantee of privileges, as each hospital has its own credentialing guidelines and process.

Of course, we are always open to suggestions as to how we might better serve AzPMA’s members’ needs. Let’s make this course a great success as we strive to improve our clinical acumen and surgical skills in the discipline of High-Risk Foot and Limb Salvage.

REMEMBER: All AzPMA Members get a discounted registration to the Desert Foot Conference, and there is no additional fee for the Limb Salvage Continuum of Care Skills Course. Take advantage of this exceptional offer now by visiting and click on Register (at the top of the page). Then click on “New Registration,” select your category (Attendee), enter your email address, and in the ID Code box, enter: AZPMA99 and hit continue. Then follow the on-screen instructions to complete your $99 registration and reserve your hotel room, if needed.

Best Regards,

Co-Chairman, Desert Foot Conference 2018
Mary Peters, DPM
President, Arizona PMA

2018 Agenda

6:00 - 6:55 AM
Breakfast & Visit Exhibitors
6:55 - 7:00 AM
Lee Rogers, DPM
7:00 - 7:30 AM
Establishing an Amputation Prevention Program
Lee Rogers, DPM
7:30 - 8:00 AM
A Podiatrist’s View of Amputation Prevention
Kerry Zang, DPM
8:00 - 8:30 AM
Pre-Operative Assessment - Can this Heal?
Charles Andersen, MD
8:30 - 9:00 AM
Drugs for Bugs to Save a Limb
Warren Joseph, DPM
9:00 - 9:30 AM
Re-Establishing the Pedal Arch to Ensure Successful Healing
Scott Brannan, MD
9:30 - 10:00 AM
Break & Visit Exhibitors
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Digital Amputations Simplified
Ed Tierney, DPM
10:30 - 11:00 AM
Hallux and Ray Amputations
Devin Bland, DPM
11:00 - 11:30 AM
Transmetatarsal Amputations: Indications / Techniques
Harold Schoenhaus, DPM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Post Surgical Management of Amputation Complications
Myron Hansen, DPM
12:00 - 12:30 PM
Advanced Wound Care Options for Post-Surgical Management of Amputations
Jeffrey Jensen, DPM
12:30 - 1:00 PM
Common Reconstructive Techniques for the Diabetic Foot
Lewis Freed, DPM
1:00 - 1:30 PM
Questions to the Panel/ Adjournment
Lee Rogers, DPM