Podiatric Assessment and Management of the Diabetic Foot

Podiatric Assessment and Management of the Diabetic Foot

by Alethea VM Foster
     
 

ISBN-10: 0443100438

ISBN-13: 9780443100437

Pub. Date: 04/21/2006

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Packed with practical tips and advice for the podiatrist, this unique book gives students, practitioners and other healthcare professionals working with the diabetic foot fresh insights into the role of the podiatrist in diabetic foot care and the many ways in which outcomes for diabetic foot patients can be improved. Using a very practical approach with case

Overview

Packed with practical tips and advice for the podiatrist, this unique book gives students, practitioners and other healthcare professionals working with the diabetic foot fresh insights into the role of the podiatrist in diabetic foot care and the many ways in which outcomes for diabetic foot patients can be improved. Using a very practical approach with case histories and clinical tips, it describes how podiatrists can accurately assess and efficiently manage the diabetic foot, and looks at how podiatric care should be adapted according to the type and stage of foot being dealt with. Detailed management programmes geared to all types of patient from low risk to high risk, clear guidance on when to seek the advice of other members of the multidisciplinary team, and special consideration of the podiatric management of particularly challenging sub-groups of diabetic patients are just some of the areas covered in this handy volume. The rationales behind all podiatric treatments for diabetic feet are clearly discussed, along with detailed descriptions of techniques and procedures, many of which have not previously been written about in podiatry books. With full colour throughout and many invaluable photographs from the author's own collection, Podiatric Assessment and Management of the Diabetic Foot is written specially for podiatrists by a podiatrist, but will be also be an essential purchase for all healthcare professionals involved in the field of diabetic foot care.

• Unique in being written specifically with podiatrists in mind.
• Liberally illustrated with full-colour photographs.
• Practically orientated for the student and busy practitioner.
• Author has over 20 years experience of clinical practice and teaching.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443100437
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
04/21/2006
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Why diabetic feet get into trouble
2. Reducing the impact of diabetic foot complications with good metabolic control
3. Examining the diabetic foot
4. Offloading the diabetic foot
5. The infected foot
6. Management of vascular patients
7. Non ulcerative pathologies
8. The history of wound care
9. Psychology and education – overcoming the barriers
10. Communications
11. New roles for podiatrists
Appendix – Useful addresses
Index

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