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Section: CME Category: Diabetic Foot

When to admit a patient with a diabetic foot infection

Donald Curtis, DPM

This lecture will assist providers when needing to determine when to admit a patient versus treating them as an outpatient with a diabetic foot infection. It will highlight some of the important questions to be asked as part of the history along with the clinical testing needed to confirm the diagnosis.

CME (Credits: 0.5)

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Identify those patients that can be managed at home versus those that need admission.
  2. Demonstrate different clinical signs and symptoms to help with management of diabetic foot infections (DFIs).
  3. Identify the appropriate indications and technique for obtaining a culture
  4. Review common oral versus IV antibiotic options for the management of DFIs.
  • Accreditation and Designation of Credits
  • CME (Credits: 0.5)

    PRESENT e-Learning Systems is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PRESENT e-Learning Systems has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing education contact hours

    Release Date: 01/26/2024 Expiration Date: 01/26/2027

  • Author
  • Donald Curtis, DPM

    Assistant Professor
    Midwestern University
    Glendale, AZ
    Associate Professor
    Arizona College of Poditric Medicine
    Glendale, AZ

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  • It is the policy of PRESENT e-Learning Systems and it's accreditors to insure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational programs. All faculty participating in any PRESENT e-Learning Systems sponsored programs are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic. The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation. It is merely intended that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of the facts.


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