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Welcome to our Continuing Education section! As part of our dedication to keeping clinicians current and improving diabetes care, we are bringing together the best diabetes CE opportunities out there. Here's what you can expect:

  • Over 50 free, accredited, diabetes-specific, online continuing education opportunities updated regularly
  • Presentations by leaders in the field of clinical medicine
  • Continuing education lectures include teaching materials to improve your skills
  • Approved CME and CE for Doctors, Nurses, Dietitians and other medical professionals
  • A no-cost alternative to traveling to traditional live events!
  • Pharmacy CE accredited lectures ARE HERE NOW!

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Newly Updated: December, 2012

Opportunities are available in the following categories:
Cardiology | CDE | Diabetic Foot | General Diabetes | Nursing | Nutrition | Wound Care

Cardiology

ATRIAL FIBRILLATION & ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME VIRTUAL EDUCATION SUMMIT
Live! September 27th, 2012 at 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET:

Advancing Stroke Prevention in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Watch nationally recognized medical experts discuss the latest and newest developments in Atrial Fibrillation. All sessions are also available on-demand for six months following the live event.

Changing Paradigm of Stroke Prevention With Novel Antithrombotic Therapies
Live! September 27: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

www.CardioCareLive.com

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME
Joseph Edward Marine, MD, and Roy Ziegelstein, MD

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 50 minutes    • CE/CME Credits: 1

What Do Updated Guidelines Mean for Your Patients With AF?
Live! September 27: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

www.CardioCareLive.com
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME
Robert P. Giugliano, MD

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 50 minutes    • CE/CME Credits: 1

Atrial Fibrillation: From Pharmacotherapies to Interventional Approaches
Live! September 27: 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET:

www.CardioCareLive.com
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME
Hugh G. Calkins, MD, and Joseph Edward Marine, MD

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 50 minutes    • CE/CME Credits: 1

Navigating the Complexities of Care in Acute Coronary Syndrome
Live! September 28th, 2012 at 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET:

Watch nationally recognized medical experts discuss the latest and newest developments in Atrial Fibrillation. All sessions are also available on-demand for six months following the live event.

DAPT Post-Stenting in ACS: Does “One Size Fits All” Apply?
Live! September 28: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
www.CardioCareLive.com

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME
Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH, and Jeffrey J. Popma, MD

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 50 minutes    • CE/CME Credits: 1

Expanding Antiplatelet Options in ACS
Live! September 28: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

www.CardioCareLive.com
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME
Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH, and Marc S. Sabatine, MD, MPH

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 50 minutes    • CE/CME Credits: 1

Antithrombotics in ACS: Guidelines, Practices, and Possible Future Options
Live! September 28: 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

www.CardioCareLive.com
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME
Ken Mahaffey, MD, and Matthew T. Roe, MD, MHS

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 50 minutes    • CE/CME Credits: 1

RESIDUAL CVD RISK VIRTUAL EDUCATION SERIES
Residual CV Risk: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?

www.CardioCareLive.com
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME: Residual CVD Risk – Getting to Know the Elusive but Real Enemy (September 13, 2012 Session)
Dr. Ernst J. Schaefer, Dr. Peter Jones and Dr. Michael Miller

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 50 minutes    • CE/CME Credits: 1

Can We Reduce Residual CV Risk by Optimizing Lipid Profile?

www.CardioCareLive.com
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME: Residual CVD Risk – Getting to Know the Elusive but Real Enemy (July 18, 2012 Session)
Dr. Michael Miller, Dr. Roger Blumenthal, and Dr. Henry N. Ginsberg

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 50 minutes    • CE/CME Credits: 1

Residual CV Risk and Special Populations

www.CardioCareLive.com
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME: Residual CVD Risk – Getting to Know the Elusive but Real Enemy (June 7, 2012 Session)
Dr. Michael Miller, Dr. Sergio Fazio, and Dr. Vera Bittner

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 50 minutes    • CE/CME Credits: 1

Why Shouldn’t We Ignore Residual CVD Risk?

www.CardioCareLive.com
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME: Residual CVD Risk – Getting to Know the Elusive but Real Enemy (May 22, 2012 Session)
Dr. Michael Miller, Dr. Sergio Fazio, and Dr. Roger Blumenthal

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 50 minutes    • CE/CME Credits: 1

VIRTUAL LIPID EDUCATION SUMMIT
Individualizing Patient Care in Dyslipidemias

www.CardioCareLive.com
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME: Real-Life Challenges and New Frontiers in the Management of Dyslipidemias (June 28, 2012)
Dr. Deepak Bhatt and Dr. Samia Mora

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 50 minutes    • CE/CME Credits: 1

Statin Therapy Revisited

www.CardioCareLive.com
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME: Real-Life Challenges and New Frontiers in the Management of Dyslipidemias (June 28, 2012)
Dr. Robert P. Giugliano and Dr. Stephen Wiviott

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 50 minutes    • CE/CME Credits: 1

What Does the Future Hold for HDL-Targeting Therapies?

www.CardioCareLive.com
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME: Real-Life Challenges and New Frontiers in the Management of Dyslipidemias (June 28, 2012)
Dr. Sekar Kathiresan and Dr. Stephen Wiviott

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 50 minutes    • CE/CME Credits: 1

CDE

Cardiovascular Healthcare For Women [go to this lecture]
Kathleen Berra, MSN, ANP

What We Must Know & do Differently

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 30 minutes    • CE Credits: 0.75

Diabetes in Pregnancy[go to this lecture]
Lois Jovanovic, MD

Lois Jovanovic, an international expert on diabetes in pregnancy, offers a thorough and informative overview of the Diabetic who becomes pregnant. She reviews the reasons for tight glucose control during pregnancy and the factors that contribute to macrosomia. Emphasis is placed on where to focus management in the pregnant patient with diabetes mellitus in terms of glucose monitoring and tight control. The issue of how exercise effects pregnancy and which exercises cause less fetal bradycardia is discussed.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 42 minutes    • CE Credits: 0.75

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus [go to this lecture]
Lois Jovanovic, MD

Lois Jovanovic, an international expert on diabetes in the pregnant patient, offers a thorough and informative overview of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. She reviews the reasons for tight glucose control during pregnancy and what these goal numbers should be. Emphasis is placed on how to manage the pregnant patient with diabetes mellitus in terms of glucose monitoring and specific treatment recommendations based on the best known studies. A comparison of current insulins available is made, as well as, a brief discussion on which diabetic medications are acceptable in pregnancy.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 40 minutes    • CE Credits: 0.75

Adjunctive Therapies in the Care of the Diabetic Foot  [go to this lecture]  Judith LaJoie, ACHRN, CDE, CWS, RN, DAPWCA

 A variety of treatments are discussed which when used in conjunction with standard wound therapy, significantly increase the rate of wound healing. These adjunctive treatments can shorten the duration of hospital stays and avoid the eventual necessity of amputation of lower extremities.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 27 minutes    • CE Credits: 0.5 

Diabetic Foot

Advances in healing the diabetic wound[go to this lecture]
John Steinberg, DPM

This lecture by our renowned Editor John Steinberg, DPM presents several of the newest technologies in use for healing challenging diabetic foot wounds. There is a review of standard wound care including debridement, offloading, and moist wound care. Following is a discussion which includes case presentations on surgical balancing, bioengineered tissues, and negative pressure wound healing techniques for various wound types.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 41 minutes    • CE Credits: 0.75

Basic Management of Diabetic Foot Infections[go to this lecture]
John Steinberg, DPM

Diabetic foot infections are one of the most common reasons for a podiatric surgeon to get called to the ER, The very serious medical condition of a diabetic foot infection requires prompt and appropriate attention. However, if a step-wise approach is followed, the treatment plan is generally simplistic and can make the difference in saving a patient's life and limb. This lecture by John Steinberg, DPM will review the principles of care for diabetic foot infections and the necessary surgical approach which should be followed for most patients. A brief review of the plantar compartment anatomy of the foot is presented and several cases are discussed.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 37 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Neuropathy[go to this lecture]
Lawrence Lavery, DPM, MPH

Sensory neuropathy (loss of protective sensation) is one of the strongest risk factors for both foot ulceration and amputation in a patient with diabetes. Nerve damage associated with diabetes involves axonal degeneration of myelinated and unmyelinated nerves and involves loss of both small and large nerve fibers.The diagnosis of diabetic sensory neuropathy is made based on review of the signs and symptoms, the results of the physical examination and diagnostic studies. Dr. Lavery reminds us that the use of a single instrument (Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments, for example), is not sufficient to make a definitive diagnosis. Patients with nutritional deficiencies, anemia, radiculopathies, alcoholism and other conditions present with symptoms very similar to diabetic sensory neuropathy.Dr. Lavery reviews the various screening tests that will help the practitioner make a correct diagnosis. Standard vibration perception, deep tendon reflexes, motor strength, sharp/dull discrimination and light touch should all be part of the initial examination. While these tests are valuable, their results are difficult to quantify.The biothesiometer is a unique device which can provide semi-quantitative information about the level of vibration the patient can feel in their foot. The information gleaned from this device helps us better understand the benefits and effectiveness of our treatment.Monochromatic Near-Infrared Therapy, commonly known as Anodyne, has shown great promise. 98% of patients who received Anodyne Therapy for thirty minutes, three times weekly, had improvement after six weeks. The percentage of patients who saw improvement increased to one hundred percent, after twelve weeks of treatment. Dr. Lavery also discusses surgical decompression. This technique has shown great promise. However, he feels that more research is needed before it is used on a widespread basis in this high risk population.Be aware - The answer to the question, "Can you do anything for the numbness and burning in my foot?", is rapidly changing.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 74 minutes   • CE Credits: 1.5

Risk Evaluation and Management of the Diabetic Foot[go to this lecture]
John Steinberg, DPM

Dr. John Steinberg provides an overview of the associated risk factors and proper evaluation of diabetic foot ulcerations. The lecture begins by discussing the epidemiology and economic impact of diabetes and diabetic foot ulcers. He then addresses the screening questions one should ask when evaluating the diabetic foot. Amputation risk factors such as infection and limb ischemia are also covered. Finally, the importance and application of the University of Texas Foot Risk and Diabetic Wound Classification Systems are explained in detail.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 28 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Strategies In Preventing Diabetic Amputations[go to this lecture]
Guy Pupp, DPM, FACFAS

In working with high risk patients for over 20 years, Dr. Pupp relates that "Diabetic Limb Salvage is a most challenging part of the practice of medicine". He points out the importance of the multidisciplinary approach and the improved patient outcomes that centers realize when they put the team approach into practice. However, the number of lower extremity amputations in patients with diabetes has increased drastically in the US. How do you better prepare yourself to help these challenging patients? How can you use your medical and surgical skills to actually make a difference for these patients?

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 46 minutes   • CE Credits: 1

General Diabetes

Advances in the Treatment of Childhood Diabetes[go to this lecture]
William Tamborlane, MD, FAAP, FACE

This lecture by William V. Tamborlane, MD describes the special challenges in treating youth with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), especially with respect to achieving target blood glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin levels and minimizing the risk of severe hypoglycemia. The impact of recent advances in therapy, including rapid and long acting insulin analogs, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring, on the management and clinical outcomes of children and adolescents with T1DM are discussed in detail. The potential for combining these advances towards the development of an artificial pancreas will be presented

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 40 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Diabetic Emergencies[go to this lecture]
Dina Green, MD

Dr. Green's lecture on diabetic emergencies begins with a discussion of the demographics of diabetic ketoacidosis. She then proceeds to discuss the pathophysiology of this disorder followed by practical details of appropriate treatment. She concludes with a discussion of hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state, with a focus on how it's treatment and pathophysiology differ from diabetic ketoacidosis.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 55 minutes   • CE Credits: 1

Diabetic Neuropathies[go to this lecture]
Aaron Vinik, MD

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 68 minutes   • CE Credits: 1.25

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus[go to this lecture]
Lois Jovanovic, MD

Lois Jovanovic, an international expert on diabetes in the pregnant patient, offers a thorough and informative overview of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. She reviews the reasons for tight glucose control during pregnancy and what these goal numbers should be. Emphasis is placed on how to manage the pregnant patient with diabetes mellitus in terms of glucose monitoring and specific treatment recommendations based on the best known studies.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 40 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Inpatient Management of Diabetes[go to this lecture]
Silvio Inzucchi, M.D.

In this lecture, Dr. Inzucchi provides an overview of the link between hyperglycemia and morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. He then critically reviews the growing evidence that reducing inpatient hyperglycemia leads to better patient outcomes, with an emphasis on the critical care setting. Finally, he provides a framework to improve the glycemic management in the hospital.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 41 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Metabolic Syndrome[go to this lecture]
Derek Leroith, MD

This lecture by Derek LeRoith MD will cover a very common disorder that is becoming more common due to the epidemic of obesity. Dr LeRoith outlines the diagnostic features, the pathogenesis of the disorder and management of the associated conditions.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 24 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5

Nutrition and Diabetes[go to this lecture]
Jeffrey Mechanick, MD

Jeffrey Mechanick, MD describes comprehensive overview on nutrition. He provides the national guidelines for Dietary Reference Intake. Specifically, Dr. Mechanick gives an example for calories restriction for Type II Diabetes as well other types of Diabetes.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 30 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Obesity and Weight Loss Surgery[go to this lecture]
Ronald Tamler, MD,PhD,MBA

Ronald Tamler, MD, PhD discusses the hazards of obesity in this lecture. He then outlines various methods for weight loss, including bariatric surgery. Finally, Dr. Tamler describes which patients are candidates for weight loss surgery, and what one must watch out for in postsurgical care.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 33 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Prediction and Prevention Type 1 Diabetes[go to this lecture]
George Eisenbarth, MD

Dr. George S. Eisenbarth provides a thorough discussion on Prediction and different trials of type IA Diabetes. Mainly, he focuses on the mechanism of immune mediated type IA Diabetes. Furthermore, Dr. Eisenbarth elaborates how other autoimmune disorders can influence the development of Type IA Diabetes.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 56 minutes   • CE Credits: 1

Preventing Diabetes[go to this lecture]
Ronald Tamler, MD,PhD,MBA

Ronald Tamler, MD, PhD demonstrates how to diagnose prediabetes in this lecture. Based on the current literature, he then presents the most effective ways to prevent development of T2DM.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 31 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Sexual and Urologic Dysfunction in Diabetes[go to this lecture]
Ronald Tamler, MD,PhD,MBA

Ronald Tamler, MD, PhD notes that sexual and urologic complaints are remarkably common in men and women with diabetes. He reviews conditions such as erectile dysfunction, female sexual dysfunction, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) and urinary tract infections (UTIs). After completing this session, the listener will have a deeper understanding of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of these problems and will be sensitized to screen for them in diabetic patients.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 34 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Type 1 Diabetes Insulin Therapy[go to this lecture]
Stephen Clement, MD

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 61 minutes   • CE Credits: 1.25

Type 2 Diabetes Overview[go to this lecture]
Derek LeRoith, MD

Derek LeRoith MD, an international expert on diabetes mellitus, offers a thorough and informative overview on type 2 diabetes. He reviews the pathophysiology and natural history of the disease. Emphasis is placed on the roles of insulin resistance and impaired insulin secretion, as well as the affect of glucotoxicity and lipotoxicity. Key clinical evidence in the prevention of type 2 diabetes is also discussed.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 27 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5

 

Diabetes Mellitus[go to this lecture]
Jeffrey M. Robbins, DPM

Dr. Robbins, reviews the types of diabetes. Management principles and goals of therapy are discussed with careful adherence to ADA guidelines. Available oral medications are discussed and their mechanisms of action.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 32 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Strategies for Healing and Prevention in the Developing World - How to Do More with Less[go to this lecture]
Kshitij Shankhdhar, MBBS, Dip.Diab., FAPWCA

The epidemic of diabetes affecting the developing countries and the condition of diabetic foot care in countries like India is discussed. The problems are enumerated and 3 solutions are presented, based on his experience of working with diabetic foot patients in different parts of India.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 35 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Blood glucose control in ICU - Which Target?[go to this lecture]

Greet Van den Berghe, MD, PhD

A recent large multicenter study, NICE-SUGAR, compared a similar "age-normal" with an intermediate glucose target and found the intermediate target safer. The methodological differences between the repeat studies, most specifically NICE-SUGAR, and the original proof-of-concept studies, are systematically analyzed in this lecture, in order to address the at first sight inconsistent results. In addition, the lecture will cover the important data on the underlying mechanisms that play a role in explaining the adverse effects of acute hyperglycemia in the critically ill.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 44 minutes   • CE Credits: 1

A Primer on Diabetes for the Astute Podiatrist[go to this lecture]
Jeffrey M. Robbins, DPM

Arguing that podiatric physicians are on the front lines of the diabetes epidemic, Dr Tamler discusses when and how to screen for diabetes and what to do with the results obtained therein.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 17 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5

Medical Management of Type 1 Diabetes[go to this lecture]
Tracy Breen, MD

Clinical presentation, diagnostic strategies and evidence supporting the goals of glycemic control will be reviewed. The pharmacokinetics of the newer insulin analogs, different insulin delivery systems, and risk reduction strategies will be reviewed. At the end of this lecture, the listener should be able to differentiate Type 1 DM from Type 2 DM and to understand the basic philosophy of insulin therapy in patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type 1.• Estimated time to complete this activity: 47 minutes   • CE Credits: 1

Diabetic Foot Infections: Antibiotic Therapies[go to this lecture]
Warren Joseph, DPM, FIDSA

Diabetic foot infections and the new Infectious Diseases Society of America classification system as well as antibiotic therapy for diabetic foot infections concentrating specifically on the role that MRSA plays, are all discussed.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 81 minutes   • CE Credits: 1.5

Current debate on the clinical utility of SMBG in patients with T2DM not using insulin[go to this lecture]
Richard Bergenstal, MD

Multiple studies will be reviewed showing the efficacy of self monitoring blood glucose and discuss how to use the SMBG to empower patients to manage their glucose, not just monitor it.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 34 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Communicating with your Latino Patients to Improve Compliance and Lower Complications[go to this lecture]
Astrid Almodovar, MD

This lecture emphasizes that Latinos are the fastest growing minority in the US and suffer disproportionately from diabetes and its complications. In this lecture, Dr. Astrid Almodovar offers an overview of the factors that contribute to health disparities with special emphasis on cultural aspects that may interfere with clear physician patient communication and adversely affect clinical outcomes. Dr. Almodovar shares her experience in working with the Latino community and offers communication strategies aimed at improving history taking and adherence to medical plan of care.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 29 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Invaluable Diabetes Medications the Old and the New-Part 1 - Insulin[go to this lecture]
George Grunberger, MD, FACP, FACE

This lecture provides overview of the basal-bolus insulin concept. It includes descriptions of the currently available insulin preparations and includes practical tips to implement intensive insulin therapy in management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 15 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5

Invaluable Diabetes Medications the Old and the New-Part 2 - Incretins[go to this lecture]
George Grunberger, MD, FACP, FACE

This lecture provides an overview of the incretin system and its role in human physiology. It then includes data on impairment of this system in type 2 diabetes. The currently available GLP-1 receptor agonists and DPP-4 inhibitors are then described and data provided on studies showing their effect in patients with type 2 diabetes.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 31 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

CGM in Type 1 Diabetes: Knowledge Leads to _x000B_Better Results[go to this lecture]
William Tamborlane, MD, FAAP, FACE

The potential benefits of real-time continuous glucose monitoring (RT-CGM) in the management of patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Reviews the evidence from randomized clinical trials that has been incorporated into the American Diabetes Association guidelines for use of these devices in clinical practice. Recent studies have also demonstrated improved outcomes when CGM is combined with insulin pump therapy in patients who are unable to achieve target A1c levels with glargine-based multiple daily injection regimens.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 37 minutes   • CE Credits: 1

Diabetic Foot Infections: The IDSA Classification[go to this lecture]
Warren Joseph, DPM, FIDSA

Dr. Joseph reviews the Infectious Disease Society of America's classification and educates on its appropriate application to diabetic foot infections.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 28 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Femoral Artery Access and Hemostasis [go to this lecture]
Thomas Tu, MD, FSCAI

This lecture by Thomas Tu, MD reviews the anatomical and technical considerations for optimal percutaneous femoral artery access. It covers hemostasis techniques including a comparison of manual compression and various closure device techniques. Various complications of femoral artery access and closure are reviewed.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 44 minutes   • CE Credits: 1 

Nursing

Diabesity[go to this lecture]
Joy Pape, RN,BSN,DE,WOCN,CPT,CFCN

This lecture provides information about the increase of diabetes and obesity in the United States, causes for this epidemic, and what we as healthcare providers can do to help turn things around and help the health of our nation and our world.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 32 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Diabetes Mellitus and the Older Adult: Prevention and Treatment[go to this lecture]
JaNellyn Hannah, MSHS, BSN, RN BC, CHES, CDE

In this lecture by JaNellyn Hannah, she describes the current state of diabetes and the older adult with pathophysiology and clinical manifestations. It discusses the great results of the Diabetes Prevention Program in regard to the older adult and lifestyle modification. It describes the general complications of diabetes and then those specific to the older adult. The discussion reviews treatment of exercise, meal planning and medications for the older adult with diabetes

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 33 minutes    • CE Credits: 0.75

The Hypertensive Crisis[go to this lecture]
Mohamed H. Khan, MD

When & How to Treat HTN in the Hospital

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 23 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5

The Hyperglycemic Crisis[go to this lecture]
Christine A. Kessler, RN, MN, CSANP

Intensive Insulin Therapy in the ICU

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 36 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Patient Centered Motivational Counseling[go to this lecture]
Diane Pearson, RN,BSN,MPh

Diane Pearson will discuss patient centered motivational counseling and how to foster change in your patients. She will review the stages of change and how to encourage and motivate your patients through each stage. She will also discuss how to determine what goals are appropriate for each patient.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 45 minutes   • CE Credits: 1

Keeping it Real Patient Empowerment and Self-Management[go to this lecture]
Martha Funnell, RN

Martha Funnell and Michael Weiss give a very informative lecture on patient empowerment and self management of diabetes. Michael Weiss gives a first hand account of how he has dealt with his own diabetes and how he wishes his physicians had approached his diabetic management. Martha Funnell will describe how to help patients make their own decisions about their diabetic care and how to empower patients to take control of their diabetes.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 50 minutes   • CE Credits: 1

The Pressure is On: The PRESSURE ULCER Dilemma[go to this lecture]
Cynthia Fleck, RN, MBA, BSN

This lecture by Cynthia Fleck reviews the etiology of pressure ulcers and describes the methods of pressure ulcer prevention.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 49 minutes   • CE Credits: 1

Gestational Diabetes Education in an Obstetric Office[go to this lecture]
Lois Exelbert, RN, CDE, BC-ADM, LCCE

This lecture by Lois Exelbert provides a complete overview of the pathophysiology of diabetes in pregnancy - both gestational and pre-gestational diabetes. It offers the important teaching points that women with either of these diseases need to know while giving the historical background and implementation steps to offer this type of education program in a high risk pregnancy office.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 56 minutes   • CE Credits: 1

Femoral Artery Access and Hemostasis[go to this lecture]
Thomas Tu, MD, FSCAI

This lecture by Thomas Tu, MD reviews the anatomical and technical considerations for optimal percutaneous femoral artery access. It covers hemostasis techniques including a comparison of manual compression and various closure device techniques. Various complications of femoral artery access and closure are reviewed.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 44 minutes   • CE Credits: 1

Nutrition

Calorie Expenditure Raising Your Clients Awareness and
Successful Teaching Techniques
[go to this lecture]
Anne Daly, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE

This lecture provides an outline of the role that sedentary lifestyles play in the obesity epidemic. Teaching clients how to calculate their personal energy expenditure is an underutilized and necessary step to help them see what is needed to manage their own personal energy equation. Increased physical activity is widely agreed to be essential to successful long term weight management. Teaching clients how to incorporate short and multiple bouts of physical activity, use pedometers, increase everyday activities, and how to calculate price tags of food in steps result in increased physical activity and more successful weight management.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 22 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5

Calorie Intake: Raising Your Clients Awareness & Successful
Teaching Techniques
[go to this lecture]
Anne Daly, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE

This lecture provides an outline of todays eating habits and how calorie confusion and out of control portion sizes are culprits contributing to obesity epidemic. Since calorie balancing is the bottom line to successful weight management, improved calorie counting skills are needed. The use of food labs are one successful teaching strategy. Increasing clients' awareness of environmental triggers and their own personal danger zones for eating is essential. Teaching specific strategies to reduce calorie intake at home, in restaurants and away from home, with ethnic foods, holidays and special occasions are helpful to promote successful weight management.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 25 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5

Carbohydrate Counting: From Basic to Advanced [go to this lecture]
Hope Warshaw MMSc, RD, CDE

Hope Warshaw currently applies more than twenty-five years of expertise in her work as a diabetes educator, nutrition consultant, and freelance writer.Hope Warshaw Associates Alexandria, Virginia Hope Warshaw currently applies more than twenty-five years of expertise in her work as a diabetes educator, nutrition consultant, and freelance writer. This lecture is intended to give practitioners an in-depth introduction to the increasingly popular diabetes meal planning approach of carbohydrate counting. The lecture begins by establishing the rationale for the use of carbohydrate counting in diabetes management. It continues with a review of current the carbohydrate recommendations for healthy eating and diabetes management. The majority of time in this lecture is spent on defining basic through advanced carbohydrate counting and describing the key knowledge and skills necessary for people with diabetes to implement this approach. The lecture concludes with a discussion of available resources to obtain the carbohydrate counts of foods and describes a method by which practitioners can teach people to build their personal food and carbohydrate database. Lastly, a discussion of the impact of carbohydrate, protein, fat and other intrinsic and extrinsic factors on glycemic rise is provided.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 40 minutes   • CE Credits: 1.25

Carbohydrate - From Research to Recommendations[go to this lecture]
Patti Geil, MS, RD, FADA, CDE

Monitoring carbohydrate is a key strategy in achieving glycemic control. This lecture by Patti Geil begins with a historical perspective on the role of carbohydrate in the management of diabetes and describes the glycemic effects of the types and amount of carbohydrate in the diet. A summary of the current carbohydrate recommendations, as well as references and resources for the practitioner, are provided.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 28 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Carbohydrates: From Recommendations to Reality[go to this lecture]
Patti Geil, MS, RD, FADA, CDE

When considering the role of carbohydrate in the diabetes meal plan, practitioners should focus on glycemic control, healthy eating and individualization. This lecture by Patti Geil reviews current recommendations for the type and amount of carbohydrate in the diabetes meal plan, along with key concepts and practical teaching points for specific carbohydrate issues including dietary fiber, glycemic index and glycemic load, whole grains, resistant starch and available carbohydrate from sugar alcohols and dietary fiber.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 28 minutes    • CE Credits: 0.75

Culturally Competent Care for Hispanics with Diabetes: Culture,
Health Beliefs and Learning Styles
[go to this lecture]
Lorena Drago, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 35 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Culturally Competent Care for Hispanics with Diabetes:
Translating Nutrition into Action
[go to this lecture]
Lorena Drago, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 27 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5

Diabetes Nutrition Recomendations: Obesity and Diabetes Prevention[go to this lecture]
Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD,RD

Focus on how and why obesity and diabetic epidemics looking at American Diabetes Nutritional Recommendations

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 19 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5

Diabetes Nutrition Recomendations: Preventing and
Treating Complications
[go to this lecture]
Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD,RD

Focus on how and why American Diabetes Association Nutritional Recommendations for diabetes management

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 23 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5

Fostering Behavior Change Through Effective
Conversations with Clients
[go to this lecture]
Mary M. Austin, MA, RD, CDE

In this lecture by Mary Austin she describes the methods and benefits of motivational interviewing and explains how it helps to promote a safe and supportive rapport with clients.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 42 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Diabetes Self Management - How to Increase
Your Reimbursement Success
[go to this lecture]
Mary Ann Hodorowicz, BS, MBA, RD, LDN, CDE

This presentation describes in detail the latest Medicare coverage guidelines for DSME, including: pre-DSME documentation requirements (physician referral and diagnostic lab criteria); beneficiary and provider eligibility; quality standards; utilization limits in the first and follow-up years; claim forms and recipients of; code use (CPT, ICD-9 and revenue codes); payment regulations and reimbursement rates; and use of the advance beneficiary notice. Guidelines for individual providers billing Medicare for DSME are also explained.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 31 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Glucose Downloading Technologies: SMBG AND CGMS:Observing
Trends and Utilizing Results to Improve
[go to this lecture]
Dana Armstrong, RD,CDE

This lectures by Dana Armstrong provides an outline for methods to obtain trend data from both SMBG and CGM devices. The use of standard deviation for analysis of downloaded SMBG data is explained, to assist the clinician in addressing specific areas of glucose control and management. The use of CGM in a clinic setting is detailed, with specific case examples provided to show the use of trend data in effecting change in glucose control.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 21 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5

Glucose Downloading Technologies: SMBG AND CGMS:
What is Available for Clinicians and Consumers?
[go to this lecture]
Dana Armstrong, RD,CDE

This lecture by Dana Armstrong discusses the advancement of glucose testing technology and provides details on the SMBG and CGM systems available today. Cost, barriers to the use and the positive aspects of both technologies are discussed in detail.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 25 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5

Meal Replacements: How to Integrate Them into Clinical Practice[go to this lecture]
Linda Delahanty, MS,RD

This lecture focuses on the various ways that meal replacements have been incorporated into NIH clinical trials to enhance weight loss results, namely the Diabetes Prevention Program and the Look AHEAD trial. These trials have effectively implemented lifestyle interventions aimed at a 7% weight loss in people who are overweight or obese with either prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. The listener will then hear about 2 specific cases that describe the effective use of meal replacements in clinical practice for patients who have type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 27 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5

Meal Replacements: Whats the Evidence for Use[go to this lecture]
Linda Delahanty, MS,RD

This lecture reviews the research evidence on the effectiveness of using meal replacements to achieve weight loss and weight maintenance in overweight or obese adults. The research evidence on meal replacements in the form of both liquid shakes/bars and frozen prepackaged portion-controlled entrees is reviewed. In addition, research comparing the effectiveness of meal replacements to structured diets is reviewed which helps the listener to understand the key features that explain why meal replacements work.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 21 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5

Medical Nutrition Therapy - How to Increase Your Reimbursement Success[go to this lecture]
Mary Ann Hodorowicz, BS, MBA, RD, LDN, CDE

This presentation by Mary Ann Hodorowicz describes in detail the latest Medicare coverage guidelines for MNT, including: the new National Provider Identification number; pre-MNT documentation requirements (physician referral and diagnostic lab criteria); beneficiary and provider eligibility; quality standards; utilization limits in the first and follow-up years; claim forms and recipients of; MNT telehealth; code use (CPT, ICD-9 and revenue codes); payment regulations and reimbursement rates; and use of the advance beneficiary notice. The four options for RDs to provide MNT are also explained.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 42 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Nutrition As Preventative Medicine[go to this lecture]
Virginia A. Hammarlund, PhD, RD, LDN

Cardiovascular Diets

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 30 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Nutrition Messages That Change Behavior - Tactics & Techniques[go to this lecture]
Tami Ross, RD, LD, CDE

Would you eat green eggs and ham? Probably not. But what about a savory spinach and ham omelet? Maybe. How a message is presented impacts response. A bit of Dr. Seuss wisdom guides this session for a multidisciplinary audience, which focuses on using specific, tailored nutrition messages in practice to encourage desired behavior change. This presentation shares numerous tried and true nutrition messages which colleagues have found successfully promote behavior change in individuals with diabetes

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 29 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Nutrition Messages That Change Behavior - Evidence for Practice[go to this lecture]
Tami Ross, RD, LD, CDE

Nutrition therapy is a primary treatment strategy for diabetes. However, it is one of the most challenging for many people with diabetes to implement. Educators can help promote change in eating behaviors through the use of specific, tailored key nutrition messages. A bit of Dr. Seuss wisdom guides this session for a multidisciplinary audience through a review of the characteristics of tailored nutrition messages, as well as the steps in tailoring a nutrition message to promote desired behavior change.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 38 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

The Nutrition and Wound Healing Connection[go to this lecture]
Cynthia Fleck, RN, MBA, BSN

Cynthia Fleck discusses how to access a patients nutritional status and how being malnourished can have an effect on the wound healing process. She will also discuss how to improve a patients wound healing with vitamins, minerals and alternate feeding methods

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 55 minutes   • CE Credits: 1

Patient Education: You Can Do It![go to this lecture]
Ginger Kanzer-Lewis, RN, BC, EdM, CDE

This lecture by Ginger Kanzer-Lewis fills the knowledge gap by teaching health care providers and diabetes educators how and what to teach patients, how to motivate patients, and how to train other health care professionals to teach patients. It deals with the ethical and legal issues as well as creative teaching techniques designed to add fun to classes.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 56 minutes   • CE Credits: 1

Protein Metabolism and Recommendations: Much Advice, Little Research [go to this lecture] Marion J. Franz, MS,RD,CDE

This lecture discusses protein metabolism and its effects on glucose and insulin in persons with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Based on the available research, recommendations for protein intake for persons with diabetes with normal renal function are discussed along with examples of protein portion sizes and usual protein intake.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 22 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5

Protein - Research and Recommendations for Nephropathy and Weight Management[go to this lecture]
Marion J. Franz, MS,RD,CDE,

This lecture first reviews the assessment of renal function and the role of protein in diabetic kidney disease. This is followed by a discussion of the advantages and potential problems with high protein diets for weight loss and type 2 diabetes management.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 28 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Virtual Coaching for Behavior Change: Research, Training and Opportunities[go to this lecture]
Lynn Grieger, CDE, RD

This lecture Lynn Grieger, RD, CDE, cPT describes the differences between coaching and traditional nutrition therapy models in promoting permanent behavior change. The research on the effectiveness of online and telephonic coaching as a cost- and clinically-effective means to promote successful behavior change is reviewed, and several models of virtual coaching are described. Various training and certification programs available for health professionals interested in using coaching techniques are presented.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 20 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5 

Helping Your Client Achieve Weight Loss: Lessons from Research and the Trenches[go to this lecture] Molly Gee, MEd, RD

The twin epidemic of type 2 diabetes and obesity continues to grow at alarming rates. A 5-10 % weight loss continues to be a key treatment strategy in its management. This lecture provides an overview of 2 lifestyle intervention focused research studies in the treatment of obesity and diabetes. Some effective lifestyle strategies are highlighted through a case study.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 17 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5 

Harnessing the Power of Exercise to Manage Type-2 Diabetes[go to this lecture]
Gary scheiner, MS, CDE

When it comes to treating Type-2 diabetes, nothing receives more "lip service" than exercise. The benefits are well known, but healthcare providers are hesitant to prescribe exercise due to the perceived risks and complexities of designing an exercise program. Harnessing the Power of Exercise to Manage Type-2 Diabetes provides common-sense strategies for minimizing exercise-induced risks, tools for designing individualized exercise plans, and techniques for motivating patients at all levels.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 26 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5  

Wound Care

Evidence Based Medicine[go to this lecture]
Jeffrey M. Robbins, DPM

Evidence Based Medicine has become a dominant term in research and clinical practice over the past decade. It is likely that you have at least heard of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM), and as a resident you are probably being told to utilize EBM principles in your decision making and when critiquing a journal article. However, do you really know the definition of EBM and how it relates to biostatistics, epidemiology, and the levels of evidence in a given study? What do sensitivity, specificity, and +/- predictive values really mean to you and your patient?

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 30 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

The Non-Compliant Wound Patient[go to this lecture]
Kathleen Satterfield, DPM

The controversial topic of patient non-compliance is explored in-depth in this lecture. Many of the diverse etiologies that have been identified are discussed and the more common ones are explored in case-study format, based on actual cases. Methods for overcoming patient non-compliance are discussed as well as the significant impact that this activity has on the medical system. After viewing this lecture, the student will be able to identify non-compliance in his patients and implement methods to successfully overcome that destructive behavior.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 57 minutes   • CE Credits: 1

Differentiating Infected From Non Infected Wounds: How & Why - Part 1 - Diagnosis[go to this lecture]
Warren Joseph, DPM, FIDSA

This lecture by Dr. Warren Joseph explores the differences between infected and non infected wounds. The lecture focuses on diagnosis which includes how to differentiate infected from non infected wounds, the evidence behind the "wound infection continuum", when to culture a chronic wound and the role of biofilms and quorum sensing by bacteria. By the completion of the lecture the listener should have an improved understanding of how a wound is diagnosed as infected.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 28 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75 

Differentiating Infected From Non Infected Wounds: How & Why - Part 2 - Treatment[go to this lecture] Warren Joseph, DPM, FIDSA

This lecture by Dr. Warren Joseph explores the differences between infected and non infected wounds with a focus on Treatment.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 29 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75 

Classification and Differential Diagnosis of Wounds[go to this lecture]
Marie Williams, DPM

We like to refer to Dr. William's lecture as Wound Care 101, because it offers a basic foundation on which to build a cadre of wound care knowledge. The phases, stages, etiologies and classifications are outlined, giving the practitioner a method of compartmentalizing each particular wound. Creating the optimum microenvironment is the key to success in treating wounds. Dr. Williams categorizes the available wound products and discusses the method by which they restore a suitable environment for healing. Alginates and collagenates are excellent for wounds with heavy exudates, but when do we use foams and hydrogels? Are platelet derived growth factors a magic bullet? Should enzymatic debriding agents be discontinued once the necrosis has been removed? Biosynthetic skin substitutes are typically derived from fetal foreskin. Will these products increase in size if they are gently manipulated? Dr. Williams addresses these and other issues in classification and differential diagnosis of wounds.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 26 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75 

Biochemical Imbalances in the Nonhealing Wound[go to this lecture]
Vickie Driver, DPM, MS, FACFAS

Every podiatrist will sometime in their career have a patient with an ulcer that just won't heal. The reason that the chronic wound exists is discussed in this lecture by Dr. Driver. The lecture discusses the balance between cytokines and growth factors in wound healing. She also talks of the role that matrix metalloproteases play in chronic ulcers, and the wound care products such as Promogram and Regranex that can jump start a chronic wound into a healing wound.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 52 minutes   • CE Credits: 1 

The Role of Bacteria and Their Toxins in Retarding Wound Healing[go to this lecture]
Cornelius Donohue, III, DPM

Well respected clinician and educator Jeffrey Niezgoda. MD provides an insightful overview of the many complex aspects of wound care in this presentation. This A-Z lecture is an excellent introduction to the intricacies of wound healing science for the doctor in training. This lecture defines 'compromised wound healing' and then follows with physiology and principles of wound healing and the wound healing phases. The discussion concludes with multiple intriguing case studies and presents treatment options to augment wounds that are granulating. Clearly there is much new in the science of wound healing. Even if your practice is ultimately geared toward sports medicine and elective surgery, you will be faced with problem non healing wounds on occasion. This lecture discusses pressure, arterial, venous, neuropathic, and surgical wound types, which span through all types of practice.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 114 minutes   • CE Credits: 2 

Understanding Topical Silver Treatment in Wound Care[go to this lecture]
Kathleen Satterfield, DPM

This lecture reviews the significant history of the medical and scientific uses of silver, both ancient and modern. Many of the more popular types of silver dressings are discussed and their chemical actions are explained. The limitations of these dressings, as well as the benefits, are discussed, including the evidence showing no current bacterial resistance. After viewing this lecture, the student should be able to effectively choose specific dressings that will best benefit the needs of specific wounds.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 34 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75 

An Introduction to hyperbaric oxygen therapy[go to this lecture]
Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD

The lecture begins with an overview of compromised wound healing and a detailed discussion of the critical role that oxygen plays in the healing cascade. Chronic wounds are stagnant between the inflammatory and proliferative phases, because of oxygen deficit. Dr. Niezgoda details the physiology and mechanism of action of Hyperbaric Oxygen. The emergent indications such as carbon monoxide poisoning, decompression illness, and gas gangrene are reviewed. Routine indications such as osteomylelitis, compromised tissue flaps and grafts, and arterial insufficiency are also discussed. Contraindications, risks and benefits are presented.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 39 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75 

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Amputations and Decubitus Heel Ulcerations[go to this lecture]
Lawrence Lavery, DPM, MPH

Dr. Lavery provides an informative and comprehensive overview of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy. The benefits, indications and contraindications of V.A.C. therapy are discussed. Several studies are presented supporting the expanding roles of V.A.C. therapy, particularly in the diabetic patient population. Case studies are also provided.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 36 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75 

Burns and Skin Grafts[go to this lecture]
Marc Dolce, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Marc Dolce's lecture on Burns and Skin Grafts is another fine example of podiatrists treating injuries using cutting edge technology. A burn is a thermal trauma to the skin. This is significant because the skin protects our internal environment and body structures from physical trauma as well as from invasions by foreign organisms.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 30 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75 

Hyperbaric Oxygen In Diabetic Limb Salvage-Part I: Mechanisms of Action[go to this lecture]
Robert A. Warriner, III, MD, ABPM, FACC, FCCWS

At the completion of this presentation the student should understand the role of hyperbaric oxygenation in support of diabetic ulcer healing and limb salvage.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 26 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5 

Hyperbaric Oxygen In Diabetic Limb Salvage-Part II: Clinical Efficacy and Efficiency and Management[go to this lecture]
Robert A. Warriner, III, MD, ABPM, FACC, FCCWS

At the completion of this presentation the student should understand the role of hyperbaric oxygenation in support of diabetic ulcer healing and limb salvage.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 32 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75 

Vacuum Assisted Closure in Optimizing the Wound[go to this lecture] Lawrence Lavery, DPM, MPH

This presentation discusses the role of negative pressure wound therapy in the treatment of diabetic foot uclers and open amputation wounds. In adition we will discuss the the use of wound trajectories at 1 and 4 weeks of treatment to predict final wound healing. And we will discuss the cost of NPWT and mosit wound therapy.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 40 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75 

The Science and Clinical Application of Bi-Layered Living Cell Therapy[go to this lecture] John Steinberg, DPM

Dr Steinberg discusses the use of Apligraf, the only currently available FDA approved bi-layered cell therapy. He reviews in detail the current literature available to support its use in wound healing and where this product fits with other available wound healing modalities. Dr Steinberg additionally critically reviews the techniques and clinical outcomes of bi-layered cell therapy.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 49 minutes   • CE Credits: 1

Pressure Ulcers: Reducing the Patient's and Your Risk[go to this lecture]
Joyce Black, RN, PhD, CWCN

The goal of this educational offering is to explore the CMS rule on pressure ulcers as a nonpayable hospital acquired condition and the possible preventive approaches to skin care.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 46 minutes   • CE Credits: 1

Advanced Technology in Wound Healing[go to this lecture] John Steinberg, DPM

Dr. Steinberg discusses the use of advanced technologies in wound healing. He reviews the indications for several therapies and presents case studies to illustrate the appropriate use of advanced technologies in wound healing.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 13 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.25 

Advances in wound bed preparation and adjunct therapy[go to this lecture]
Peter Blume, DPM

Dr Blume discusses wound bed preparation including methods of debridement and adjunctive method to assist with wound healing. Dr Bloom reviews various case studies and applications of different products, emphasizing the appropriate time frame in the use of these modalities.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 23 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5

Diabetic Limb Salvage: Advanced Options in Wound Healing[go to this lecture]
John Steinberg, DPM

Dr Steinberg discusses the use of advanced wound treatment options for diabetic limb preservation. Dr Steinberg reviews concepts of basic wound care and advanced wound care, emphasizing the appropriate timing of each. He then discusses several specific advanced wound care modalities including bilayered alternative tissue, negative pressure wound therapy, and the appropriate treatment of infection.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 20 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5

Successful Models in Amputation Prevention[go to this lecture]
Jeffrey M. Robbins, DPM

This lecture will discuss the use of an amputation prevention program. It will discuss the components of the amputation prevention program and review multiple studies that show how to successfully reduce the risk of amputation in your patients.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 22 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5

Vascular Therapy

Indications risks and outcomes of lower extremity revascularization in patients with PVD[go to this lecture]
Allan Hamdan, MD

Many patients suffer from peripheral vascular disease and are treated by Podiatrists for ulcers, amputations, and pain. Dr. Hamdan in this lecture discusses the success, risks, benefits, etc of distal bypass revascularization surgery. He talks of truths and myths of diabetic patients and atherosclerosis disease, as well as the prevalence and manifestations of atherosclerosis.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 35 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Non-Invasive Evaluation of PVD[go to this lecture]
Allan Hamdan, MD

This lecture discusses the noninvasive evaluation of vascular disease with a specific focus on the effects of peripheral vascular disease in diabetics. Dr. Hamdan describes the necessary components of a vascular exam, appropriate history and vascular lab tests. This lecture should serve as a practical guide to the evaluation of patients with and without PVD. It includes a description of the standard tests such as Doppler studies, pulse volume recordings and ABIs. In addition, it includes some of the important differences that are seen in patients with diabetes mellitus.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 35 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Lymphedema[go to this lecture]
Wade Farrow, MD, CWS, FCCWS

Dr. Wade Farrow, M.D. is the Medical Director of the Texas Wound and Lymphedema Center in Bryan, Texas. In this lecture, he offers his expertise on the proper diagnosis and management of lymphedema as it pertains to the podiatrist. Dr. Farrow educates the listener about this often misdiagnosed and mistreated pathology. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of such treatment modalities as manual lymphatic drainage and compression therapy. Lymphatic anatomy and lymphedema pathophysiology are reviewed as well.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 56 minutes   • CE Credits: 1

Venous Thromboembolism[go to this lecture]
Allan Hamdan, MD

In this lecture of venous thromboembolism, background, diagnosis and treatment will be discussed. The viewer should learn about the physiology of thrombosis, which patients are at risk and how DVT's can be prevented. Details on both diagnosis by physical exams and with radiologic testing will be discussed. Finally, the appropriate type and duration of treatment will be covered.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 48 minutes   • CE Credits: 1

Venous Insufficiencies[go to this lecture]
Sherry Scovell, MD

Sherry Scovell, M.D. presents an overview of venous insufficiency and its effects on the lower extremity. She begins by reviewing venous anatomy of the lower extremity including deep and superficial veins. The CEAP classification system of venous disease is outlined and explained. Various venous diseases such as varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency and DVT are discussed, along with proper diagnosis and management. The critical role of duplex ultrasound is emphasized.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 28 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and Noninvasive Vascular Tests[go to this lecture]
Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

Dr Suzuki discusses peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and noninvasive vascular testing. He begins with a brief review of PAD, presents five different noninvasive vascular tests, emphasizing the superior diagnostic effectiveness of combined skin perfusion pressures and pulse volume recording testing. He presents a clinically useful application of the angiosome concept with illustrative case reports.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 48 minutes   • CE Credits: 1

Non Invasive Modalities for Monitoring of Vascular Function in the Diabetic Foot[go to this lecture]
Manish Bharara, PhD, MS

The lecture provides a survey of routine clinical non invasive vascular testing procedures and recent technological developments.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 27 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.5

Atherothrombosis a Focus on PAD[go to this lecture]
Mark Robbins, MD

Dr Robbins discusses Atherothrombosis with a Focus on PAD.

• Estimated time to complete this activity: 29 minutes   • CE Credits: 0.75


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