The diabetic foot (AJP October 2019)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: Australian Journal of Pharmacy - Journal
Author: Jo Comper

CPD Credits: 2

Overview 

Foot problems are a significant cause of morbidity in patients with diabetes mellitus. Pharmacists have a role in the prevention and management of diabetic foot complications. These include but are not limited to prevention, provision of information, referring and communicating with healthcare professionals with expertise in diabetes footcare, and assisting the patient with their medication management.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. list common diabetic complications affecting the foot;
  2. describe the pathophysiology and presentation of common diabetic foot complications;
  3. discuss the treatment options for diabetic foot ulcers.

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.6

Accreditation number:  A1910AJP1   Accreditation expires: 01/10/2021
This activity has been accredited for 1.0 hour of Group One CPD (or 1.0 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1.0 hour of Group Two CPD (or 2.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.