GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR ST. LOUIS PODIATRY SEMINAR 2021

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Learning Objectives
Elucidate the components of the comprehensive diabetic foot examination
Provide guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of commonly encountered pathology in the diabetic patient including:
Skin disorders
Neuropathy
Vascular disease
Gait instability
Ulceration management and surgical off-loading
Familiarize the attendee with the Lapidus procedure including
Current indications
Commonly accepted variations in surgical technique and fixation choices
Update the practitioner on the evaluation and management of frequently presenting dermatologic disorders of the foot and ankle
Clinical evaluation
Laboratory evaluation
Management
Indications and use of topical corticosteroids
Provide clinical protocols for the management of pain including;
The use of medical marijuana and similar products
The use of topical pain management pharmaceuticals
Review and clarify current indications for and techniques for the performance of distal metaphyseal osteotomy for the correction of bunion deformity
Clarify guidelines for federally mandated programs including
HIPAA
OSHA
Present current guidelines for the performance of radiographic studies in podiatry practice
Discuss malpractice liability issues in daily practice and actions to limit malpractice exposure

Intended Audience : Podiatrists

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