Foot and lower extremity care in Diabetic patients is more than “challenging”; it’s downright perplexing at times. Improper foot care in diabetic patients can lead to extremely high risk wounds, amputation and even death. Identifying care needs in this population is a complex maze of unique neuropathic changes in the diabetic patient, further complicated by a tangled web of co-morbidities. Foot examinations are a whole other challenge, riddled with sometimes obscure cues as to what is going on with the diabetic patient’s health. Diabetic foot and lower extremity care doesn’t have to be perplexing or scary any more. Wound care expert, Joan Junkin, MSN, CNS, has been in your shoes, and wants to share wisdom and insights from her 20 plus years of wound care with you.
Join Joan as she teaches you practical strategies to perform a proper foot exam. She will also show you how to use the visual and physical cues found in foot exams to treat the patient, and when to refer to a specialist. Pulling from her years of patient care, Joan will share proven methods to help the person with diabetes understand why it is so important to monitor and control blood glucose levels. Joan will show you why normal saline and gauze are not enough to count on for cleansing these extremely high risk wounds – and show you alternate product options that work, including off-loading devices. She will delve into modalities of physical science that have proven to have a positive effect toward healing neuropathic foot ulcers. Leave the day with a deeper understanding of the complexities of foot and lower extremity care in diabetic patients, and sound skills to perform foot exams and address wound challenges.
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Joan Junkin, MSN, CNS, chose a wound care specialization in 1992 after working as a research analyst for the first pressure ulcer treatment guidelines. Her wound care education was through MD Anderson Cancer Center with ANCC board certification following in 1997. She has primarily shared her wound expertise in the acute care, outpatient and long-term care settings. In 2014, she was tapped as consultant for the international best-practice consensus document on incontinenceassociated dermatitis prevention and treatment. When not traveling to teach, Joan provides clinical consults in her region to remain in touch with bedside realities.
Joan has contributed to the science with published research and as invited faculty at WOCN and SAWC conferences. Her clinical focus for wound care has been in the acute, outpatient and long-term care settings. In the WOCN society, Joan has chaired the national committee for accrediting wound, ostomy and incontinence nursing (WOCN) education programs and has been president of her state WOCN group. Joan’s passion for education and evidence-informed practice come through clearly in each of her presentations, which have been held at locations in all 50 of our states and three Canadian provinces.
Financial: Joan Junkin is the Owner of The Healing Touch, Inc. She is on the speaker’s bureau for Sage Products Inc. Ms. Junkin receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Joan Junkin has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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Understanding the Impact of Neuropathy in the Lower Extremity
Diabetic Foot Exam Techniques
Strategies to Protect a Neuropathic Foot Ulcer from Infection
Off-Loading Methods: Pros and Cons
Treatment Modalities: What is the best for YOUR Patient?
Assessing for and Meeting the Diabetic Patient’s Psychological Needs
Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Physician Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals
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