Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of clinical 1.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will outline assessment protocols and risk stratification principles and identify primary foot problems and complications associated with selected at risk systemic diseases. The presenter will provide early preventive strategies to reduce complications and amputations as well as provide guidelines for care and referral for patients in long term care facilities and programs.
Identify and recognize changes in the foot and its related structures associated with aging and chronic disease.
Identify primary foot and related complications associated with the long-term care patient, including fall risk.
Define clinical strategies to assess the "at risk" patient and understand primary management options, including service indicators, primary care oversight, and managing ongoing consultation.
Develop management programs that stress assessment, education, and prevention, including referral and continuing educational programs.
Speaker(s): Arthur E. Helfand, DPM
Reference(s): Foot Health Training Guide for Long Term Care Personnel, Health and, A. E, Health Professions Press, Baltimore, MD 2007 Public Health and Podiatric Medicine - Principles and Practice - Second Edition, American Public Health Association, Washington, DC 2006