Skyrocketing DFU amputations: reverse the trend
During COVID-19, regular care for chronic conditions like diabetes has been interrupted, and patients all over the world have expressed reluctance to seek emergency care. As an indirect result, the number of lower limb amputations in patients with diabetes has increased. What can be done to mitigate low extremity complications?
Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 10:00 PM UAE
Professor David Armstrong will discuss this situation in our February 24th webinar, Skyrocketing DFU amputations: reverse the trend, in which Professor Armstrong will share lessons learned from the pandemic and practical take-home messages for diabetic limb preservation during and after COVID-19, enabling participants to:
- Understand the global impact of lower extremity complications of diabetes
- Understand practical steps to take to mitigate lower extremity complications of diabetes
- Review lessons learned before and during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist in mitigating lower extremity complications of diabetes to use post-pandemic
Immediately following the webinar, Professor Armstrong will answer audience questions in a live Q&A session.
Dot Weir, RN CWS CWON
Dot’s nursing career has spanned two generation, mostly as a Certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse, as well as a Certified Wound Specialist, practicing in nearly every environment of care. She is the co-chair for the SAWC, and a founding Board Member of the AAWC. She is also the founding editor of the publication, “Today’s Wound Clinic.” Dot is a Consultant and Educator, working part-time at Catholic Health’s Advanced Wound Healing Center, in Buffalo, NY.
Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 9:00 PM UAE, 8:00 PM KSA, 7:00 PM ZA.