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Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Resources for Healthcare Professionals

The Canadian Association of Wound Care (CAWC) has created a program to help persons with diabetes care for their feet and prevent diabetic foot ulcers. The CAWC has a variety of resources for clinicians involved in wound care, including educational materials, screening tools, and products for persons with diabetes.

Learn more about the Canadian Association of Wound Care

Wound Care Canada is the professional journal of wound care. More than 10,000 health professionals consult this publication for credible information about implementing the best available evidence in wound management and prevention in their own clinical practice.

Learn more about Wound Care Canada

Diabetes, Healthy Feet and You

The educational program for persons with diabetes, Diabetes, Healthy Feet and You, is available on the CAWC website. This program includes a clinician pamphlet, screening tool, patient information pamphlet, a list of questions to ask their doctor, a shoe fitting guide, video guides, an interactive online tool to help patients examine their feet, identify their risk, manage their foot care, and select appropriate footwear.

Diabetes, Healthy Feet and You

Learn more about this program

 

Materials for clinicians

Get posters to increase awareness of foot care 

View posters

Get copies of Inlow’s 60-second Diabetic Foot Screen 

Download  Inlow’s 60-second diabetic foot screening tool

Get your copy of Diabetes, Healthy Feet and Your Patients

Download brochure

Get foot care information for persons with diabetes 

View patient information

Review Canadian Diabetes Association 2008 Clinical Practice Guidelines

View guidelines

Review Best Practice Recommendations for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Update 2010

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Review Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. Nursing Best Practice Guideline. Assessment and Management of Foot Ulcers for People with Diabetes 2005.

View guidelines

Goettl K. Foot care practices of persons living with diabetes prior to amputation. Wound Care Canada 2008;6:64–7.

View article

60 second foot screening test in 60 seconds

Generic Simplified 60-Second Screen for the High-Risk Diabetic Foot

PEP Talk

In 2012, Diabetes, Healthy Feet and You is being expanded with the addition of PEP (Peer Education Program) Talk to include workshops co-facilitated by a Peer Leader and Healthcare Professional in your local community