Training for Health Professionals: Seminars & Observational Training
National Hansen's Disease Programs Presents
Comprehensive Management of the Neuropathic Foot
April 26 - 28, 2017
September 20 - 22, 2017
1770 Physicians Park Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Fax: (225) 756-3760
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 neuropathy;
- perform a 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 neuropathic 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?
NO REGISTRATION FEE
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
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