Wound Management in  Diabetic Foot Ulcers
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Depends on Membership level

Wound Management in Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Presenter Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Education Consultant - The Nurses for Nurses Network

Cheryl Dezotti is a Director, a Nurse Education Consultant, and a Wound Care Specialist at the Nurses for Nurses Network. Cheryl co-created and administers this Network to provide an online platform for Nurses to meet their continuing professional development requirements. She is also the editor, and major contributor, of the Nursing News Blog associated with this Network.

Cheryl has worked extensively in the field of wound care management over the last 30 years. This passion for wound care has seen her lecture widely on the topic both in Australia and internationally, and has led her to author a wound assessment book, multiple wound management documents, as well as creating a post graduate wound care course.

Recently Cheryl has launched the Nurses for Nurses Wound Assessment Tool that was created based on her extensive experience in the field and her continued interaction with nursing colleagues, mentoring and assisting them to achieve the best possible wound management outcome for their clients. Cheryl continues her research into best practice wound assessment by overseeing a trial of the assessment tool in multiple clinical settings.

As an author, Cheryl’s aim is to provide the reader information that can be easily and practically applied in the clinical setting. As a presenter, Cheryl is known for her ability to deliver the complexities of wound management in a straight forward and easily understood format that allows attendees to easily apply the content to their individual clinical practice.

Cheryl’s aim is to make a difference to the recipients of health care and she believes that a positive outcome for the patient can only be achieved if Nurses keep up to date with best practice guidelines and their practical application in the workplace.

Course Content

In this session Cheryl will discuss the international Best Practice Recommendations for wound management in Diabetic Foot Ulcers.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Learn the aetiology of diabetic foot ulcers
  • Review the recommended assessment process for diabetic foot ulcers
  • Gain knowledge  regarding  wound care practice for diabetic foot ulcers
  • Receive information to support your decision making regarding wound products