Episode 86 Guideline for Management of Patients with Lower-Extremity Wounds Due to Diabetes Mellitus and/or Neuropathic Disease

On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Phyllis A. Bonham, PhD, MSN, RN, CWOCN, DPNAP, FAAN, WOCN Society Past President, and the Chair of the WOCN Wound Guidelines Task Force. Phyllis joins us to discuss the newest updated clinical guideline, Guideline for Management of Patients with Lower-Extremity Wounds Due to Diabetes Mellitus and/or Neuropathic Disease. Phyllis covers the 14-step process for revisions to the guideline, the updates the task force made to the guideline, and tips for implementing the Guideline for Management of Patients with Lower-Extremity Wounds Due to Diabetes Mellitus and/or Neuropathic Disease at your practice. 

The WOCN Society’s Guideline for Management of Patients with Lower-Extremity Wounds Due to Diabetes Mellitus and/or Neuropathic Disease is the result of a systematic search, review, and synthesis of evidence from literature published from January 2014 through May 2018 with some relevant updates from 2019–2021 during the consensus review process. The target audience for the guideline includes wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) specialty nurses and other healthcare professionals who specialize in, direct, or provide wound care for patients with/or at risk for lower-extremity (LE) wounds due to diabetes mellitus and/or neuropathic disease (DM/ND).

Episode Resources

Click here to purchase the Guideline for Management of Patients with Lower-Extremity Wounds Due to Diabetes Mellitus and/or Neuropathic Disease

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Click here to read the JWOCN article titled, 2021 Guideline for Management of Patients With Lower-Extremity Wounds Due to Diabetes Mellitus and/or Neuropathic Disease: An Executive Summary

Click here to view the WOCNext 2022 session titled, Update on the Guideline for Management of Patients with Lower-Extremity Wounds Due to Diabetes Mellitus and/or Neuropathic Disease

Click here to view the Lower-Extremity Wounds due to Venous Disease, Arterial Disease, or Diabetes Mellitus and/or Neuropathic Disease: Clinical Resource Guide (2021)

About the Speaker: 
Dr. Phyllis Bonham’s professional experiences include 56 years in nursing and 48 years in WOC nursing in varied roles and settings. Directed MUSC’s, WOCN Society-Accredited Wound Care Education Program for 17 years. Is a nationally known speaker; has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals; authored a textbook chapter on lower-extremity arterial disease (LEAD). Conducted/published research in LE noninvasive vascular assessment. Is a Past President of the WOCN Society. Has served on the WOCN Wound Guidelines Task Force since 1998, and chaired the Task Force since 2014. Other WOCN Society service includes: past Clinical Editor of the Society; past member of the Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Committee; co-instructor of the online WTA Educational Program; and current co-editor of the wound section for JWOCN.

Contact Hours: 1.5

Disclosure:
The planners and faculty for this program have nothing to disclose unless listed below. All potential Conflicts of Interest have been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner, Nurse Planner, and Director of Education, and resolved according to the WOCN Society policy to ensure that no bias exists as a result of disclosed relevant financial relationships with Commercial Interest Organizations.

WOCN Society Accreditation Statement
The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.