Episode 98 Save a Leg, Save a Life

Episode Summary:
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Desmond Bell, DPM, to discuss The Save a Leg, Save a Life (SALSAL) Foundation. Topics include SALSAL’s campaigns, education and advocacy outreach initiatives, patient assistance program, amputation prevention, and more.

Episode Resources:
Visit the SALSAL Foundation website at thesalsal.org
The SALSAL Scholarship information can be found here
Information about the SALSAL White Sock Campaign can be found here
Information about SALSAL Patient Assistance can be found here
View the SALSAL Resources here

Contact Hours: 0.75

The planners and faculty for this program have nothing to disclose unless listed on the event website. 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.

About the Speakers:
Dr. Desmond Bell is the Founder and President of “The Save A Leg, Save A Life” Foundation, a multi-disciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to the reduction in lower extremity amputations and improving wound healing outcomes through education, evidence-based methodology and community outreach.
He also serves as Chief Medical Officer of Omeza, an evidence-based medical technology company and consumer healthcare products company initially focused on healing chronic wounds and preventing their recurrence.
In 2020, he joined MD Coaches as an Executive Physician Coach, serving as a peer to peer mentor. Dr. Bell was awarded the Frist Humanitarian Award by Specialty Hospital Jacksonville for 2009 and Memorial Hospital Jacksonville in 2018. He is a Board-Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) having served on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, the American Board of Wound Management for 6 years as well as on the Board of the American Board of Wound Management Foundation.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and is a member of the CLI Global Society. Dr. Bell has published numerous articles primarily pertaining to wound management and lower extremity amputation prevention and has served as an Editorial Board Member for the publication “Today’s Wound Clinic” since its inception. He is nationally recognized speaker, with regular faculty roles at AMP, ASCENT and Modern Wound Care Management.