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2019 Annual Amputation Prevention Summit – Memorial Hermann

February 14, 2019

Ramping up efforts for the Houston’s Third Annual Amputation Prevention Summit

This educational program will highlight the urgent nature of the diabetes epidemic, specifically the prevalence of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and diabetic foot ulcers/injuries. It will also discuss ways healthcare professionals can improve their practices in order to reduce lower extremity amputations.

Join us for this educational program, as thought leaders from around the nation present important data, current trends in limb salvage, and best practices in the battle against diabetes-related complications.

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Saturday | March 23, 2019

Memorial Hermann Greater Heights
1635 North Loop West, South Tower, First Floor
Houston, TX 77008

6 CME/6 contact hours in Nursing will be provided.

Target Audience

This program is designed to address the educational needs of those clinicians that frequently interact with patients at risk for major amputation due to complications of diabetes and peripheral artery disease. The target audience includes physicians and mid-level practitioners from the fields of podiatry, vascular intervention, inter-nal and family medicine, infectious disease, and plastic surgery, as well as nurses from various care settings including home health, post-acute care, outpatient clinics and inpatient care.

Lecture Topics Include

  • Who is at risk for an amputation?
  • How do I screen for peripheral artery disease (PAD) and what treatments are available?
  • Understanding venous disease and treatments
  • What are my options for offloading a DFU?
  • Determining wound etiology and choosing an approach
  • How does debridement work and what type should I choose?
  • What are the roles of various dressings in wound healing?
  • What is the role of hyperbaric oxygen in wound healing and other indications?
  • What role does diabetes play in wound healing

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