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DOI: 10.18869/mjiri.31.8

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Aalaa M, Sanjari M, Shahbazi S, Shayeganmehr Z, Abooeirad M, Amini M R, et al . Diabetic foot workshop: Improving technical and educational skills for nurses. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2017; 31 (1) :40-42
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3167-en.html

Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinical Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran & Nursing Care Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , nmehrdad@tums.ac.ir
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Diabetes mellitus as one of the most common metabolic disorders has some complications, one of the main ones is diabetic foot
(DF). Appropriate care and education prevents 85% of diabetic foot amputations. An ideal management to prevent and treat diabetic
foot necessitates a close collaboration between the health team members and the diabetic patient. Therefore, improving nurses'
knowledge about DF care and advancement in the quality of care provided by the nurses could significantly improve diabetic foot
prevention and management. Therefore, the aim of DF workshop was to improve technical and educational skills of the nurses to prevent
and manage diabetic foot. Considering the vital role of the nurses in providing DF care, EMRI decided to conduct Diabetic foot
workshop for them. The following five steps were designed for the 14 coordinating sessions in the workshop: Goals definition, deciding
about attendees, location selection, creating agenda, and developing a follow-up plan. “Diabetic Foot Workshop for Nurses” provides
appropriate training to DF nurses at the national level; and combining theory and practice in this workshop not only increases
nurses' knowledge, but also improves their skills in the field of the diabetic foot. Providing education and care to patients by DF nurse
specialists instead of general nurses could be an important output of this workshop, which may lead to DF prevention and amputation
decrease in the long term.

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Type of Study: Report | Subject: Nursing Education

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