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Training for Health Professionals: Seminars & Observational Training in Baton Rouge

National Hansen's Disease Programs Presents

Comprehensive Management of the Neuropathic Foot

April 30-May 2, 2014
September 10-12, 2014
 
1770 Physicians Park Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Phone: 1-800-642-2477
(225) 756-3761
Fax: (225) 756-3760
E-mail: mtemplet@hrsa.gov

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to combine classroom instruction and hands-on techniques to teach participants a comprehensive approach to manage the insensitive foot.

UPON COMPLETION, THE PARTICIPANT SHOULD:

  • understand the features of diabetic neuropathy;
  • perform a diabetes foot screen, assign risk category, and formulate an appropriate treatment plan;
  • understand the rationale and benefits of a basic prevention program;
  • understand the treatment principles for diabetic foot lesions;
  • understand the etiology of foot ulcerations;
  • identify charcot foot deformities and describe their role in ulcerations;
  • identify the four mechanisms by which patients develop plantar ulcers;
  • identify bony deformities and biomechanical faults which place the patient at high risk;
  • apply a cast or splint used for the treatment of foot ulcerations;
  • describe orthotic and footwear appliances used to reduce foot pressure;
  • correctly measure shoe fit in the high risk individual.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Nurses
Physical Therapists
Podiatrists
Orthotists
Pedorthists
Diabetic Educators

NO REGISTRATION FEE


LODGING/TRANSPORTATION 

National Hansen’s Disease Programs at Ochsner Hospital site in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is approximately 20 miles from the Baton Rouge airport and 85 miles from the New Orleans airport. I-12 exit at O’Neal Lane. There are major hotel accommodations located within 1 to 5 miles of the training facility.

LOCATION OF TRAINING FACILITY

Administration Building
1770 Physicians Park Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA  70816

C.M.E. APPLIED FOR

  • Louisiana State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
  • C.E. Board for Certification in Pedorthics.
  • Contact hours pending approval by the Louisiana State
    Nurses Association (LSNA), an accredited approver by the
    American Nurses Credentialing Center, Commission on
    Accreditation.