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Advice on Diabetic Foot and Toenail Care
Foot skin and toenail problems in patients with diabetes can lead to amputation. Early detection and treatment are always the best prevention techniques. In this review article, doctors from the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center discuss myths and advice related to diabetic foot care.
The first and best advice is to check the skin and toenails of the feet every day. Many people with diabetes also have a loss of normal sensation in the feet. They don't feel small sores, breaks, or changes in the skin. Wearing white socks can also help show any oozing or bleeding from sores or wounds.
Any change should be reported to your doctor or health care provider.
Poor circulation combined with loss of sensation is a recipe for poor or delayed wound healing. This is all the more reason why early treatment is advised. Even before early intervention, preventing toenail disease and skin wounds are the primary goals.
Amputation is not a sign that the patient or the treatment has failed. Sometimes long-standing problems just can't be treated effectively any other way. If the patient isn't going to heal and will continue to lose function, amputation may be the best approach.
Patients may not have the resources or help they need to avoid s...
AORN 65th Annual Congress - Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses
Dates: 3/24/2018 – 3/29/2018
The annual AORN Congress is the #1 event for professionals in the surgical arena, offering in-person contact with 5,000 leading perioperative professionals, key OR decision-makers, and qualified candidates. Returning exhibitors know the value of Congress - the average exhibiting company has participated in Congress for 11 years.For 50 years AORN's Annual Congress has showcased one of the country's top medical trade shows. The success of Congress and the exhibits is based on the partnership that AORN has with its industry colleagues.Over 500 companies exhibit at AORN Congress to:close sales cost-effectively;launch new products/services, showcase product lines or offer product demonstrations;and develop a rapport with nurses who are potential job candidates oroperating roomproduct end-users, decision-makers and purchasers.AORN is the professional organization of perioperative registered nurses whose mission is to support registered nurses in achieving optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures.Contact the event managers listed below for more information about how you can participate at the AORN 65th Annual Congress - Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses.All information in Events In America is deemed to be accurate at the time we add it,and we take steps to verify all details and update our records when new information is provided, but as people, events and circumstances change, we caution users to independently confirm all information. EventsInAmerica.com and Events In America LLC make no guarantee of accuracy and assume no liability for inaccurate information.