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Assessment and management of patients with diabetic foot ulcers

06 March 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes. Patients need to be informed of the effects of poorly managed diabetes and appropriate care to prevent...

Preventing foot complications in people with diabetes mellitus

28 June 2019

Nursing Standard

Diabetes

‘Diabetic foot’ is a term used to describe a group of syndromes in which neuropathy and/or ischaemia lead to tissue breakdown and reduced resistance to infection in...

Charcot’s foot: a clinical update for emergency nurses

07 April 2020

Emergency Nurse

diabetes mellitus

Charcot neuropathy osteoarthropathy, known as Charcot’s foot, is a condition of the foot most frequently related to diabetes mellitus. It is associated with a high...

Innovations in managing at risk and deteriorating adult patients at home

12 March 2019

Primary Health Care

observations

This article describes innovations in the recognition and management of at risk and deteriorating adult patients at home. It details the development of a referral...

Diabetes mellitus: an overview of the types, symptoms, complications and management

28 October 2021

Nursing Standard

diabetes

The incidence of diabetes mellitus is rapidly increasing, and this condition often results in significant metabolic disease and severe complications. Nurses have a...

Best practice in the management of diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers on the foot

07 April 2021

Primary Health Care

Wound management

Chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers on the foot place a significant economic burden on the UK’s healthcare system. However, diabetic foot...

Open AccessHeel pressure ulcers: understanding why they develop and how to prevent them

17 December 2021

Nursing Standard

CPD

Because of its anatomical location and the fact that it has no muscle or fascia and little subcutaneous tissue, the heel is highly vulnerable to pressure damage and...