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Oct 2015


Cleveland Clinic Administrative Campus, Building 4 3175 Science Park Drive Beachwood , Ohio 44122
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Cleveland Clinic Diabetic Limb Salvage / Critical Limb and Woundcare: A Team Approach 2015


Event Overview:

You Don’t Want to Miss This Activity

The increasing incidence of diabetic foot ulcers and wounds creates challenges for practitioners regarding strategies to treat this complex comorbidity; however, not all practitioners are able to stay abreast of the most recent advances and techniques resulting in practice gaps among some patients.

This educational activity will provide an in-depth review of limb revascularization and wound care for patients with diabetes and update health care practitioners regarding the current understanding of the biologic basis of vascularization in diabetes, assessment and classification of wounds, and current therapies. Through a knowledgeable approach to treating this patient population, practitioners will be able to incorporate the latest research and clinical trial findings into their practice.

By Attending, You Will Be Able To:

Compare and contrast outcomes data on interventional strategies for revascularization for limb salvage
Select the most appropriate surgical approach to limb revascularization
Present an evidence-based discussion of strategies for diagnosing and treating diabetic wounds
Implement offloading strategies and therapeutic adjuncts to improve wound care
Define the changes in coding related to vascular interventions and summarize the common pitfalls of wound care coding
Present novel strategies for reducing readmissions and meeting CMS quality outcomes
Identify and characterize atypical nonvascular wounds
Discuss alternative and unique uses of negative pressure wound therapy to treat chronic wounds
Identify the distinguishing features of venous and mixed venous pathology and select the most appropriate therapy for venous intervention in both the acute and office-based settings
Describe the role of team collaboration in wound care

Who Should Attend

Physicians, physician assistants, vascular medicine/surgery, interventional cardiologists, podiatrists, wound and acute care specialists, hospital and skilled nursing staff, and administrators of wound care centers will gain knowledge from attending this activity.

About the Cleveland Clinic:

The Cleveland Clinic enjoys a strong reputation for outstanding care.

The Cleveland Clinic has 2,000 physicians and scientists on staff, representing 120 specialties and subspecialties. It also has 1,001 residents and fellows in training. The U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Cleveland Clinic as one of America's top hospitals. Patients come for treatment from every state and more than 80 nations. Its Lerner Research Institute is one of the country's leaders in NIH-funded research. Its Education Institute sponsors one of the largest physician graduate training programs. The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine accepted its first class in 2004. It combines education and research in an innovative program that will graduate 32 medical students each year who are mentored to become physician-scientists.




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