FOOT CARE ACADEMY BLOG

February 17, 2016

 

What is the prevalence of diabetes-related foot ulceration?

In its 2013 “Best Practice Guidelines: Wound Management in Diabetic Foot Ulcers", Wounds International of England, which convened expert and review groups of physicians from 9 countries, recounts estimates tha...

August 13, 2015

 

•  ❑   New initiatives in Britain and Canada are among the highlights of recent developments in programs that address foot care issues related to diabetes. This topic is important because of the growing threat of major disease burdens and costs emerging in nations and...

June 12, 2015

 

▼    ❑            What is the key diabetes-related foot care issue?

      •   ❑          In a 2014 article entitled "Diabetes Foot Education ...", and published in the Annals of Long Term Care, the author...

April 16, 2015

What are bunions?

     •  A bunion  (known medically as “hallux valgus”) is a boney protrusion on the inside of the first metatarsal, causing the big toe to point towards the other toes.

 

▼   Why do bunions need nurses' attention?

     •    T...

February 9, 2015

 

 What is Onychomycosis?

• Onychomycosis is an infection of toenails or fingernails associated with fungi or molds.

 

 Why does Onychomycosis need nurses' attention?

• Onychomycosis may lead to big medical problems as well as reduce a person's quality of life. Its fungal l...

December 12, 2014

What is foot edema?

 • “Foot edema” refers to  abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs.  It is also called “peripheral edema“.  This type of edema may be pitting or non-pitting. It is pitting if applying pressure to the skin produces a  temporary depress...

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