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NSWOCC and Queen's University are partnering with the Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) to provide an Introductory Series on the Diabetic Foot. You are invited to join other Community providers and specialists from across Canada!

What is Project ECHO?

Project ECHO is A LEARNING COMMUNITY for healthcare providers who have an interest in skin and wound care.

The Project ECHO model features:

  • live online sessions

  • de-identified patient cases

  • collaborative case discussions and care planning


  • Held virtually on Zoom, on Wednesdays on June 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd from 2-4pm ET

  • Didactic of 40 minutes duration followed by interactive case discussions.

  • CME Credits provided and accredited by Queen’s University Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development. Certificate of attendance issued by Queen’s University.

Presented by:


BSc, MD, MEd, D.Sc (Hon), FRCPC (Med), (Derm), FAAD, MAPWCA, JM

Professor of Medicine and Public Health, University of Toronto

Project Lead, ECHO Skin and Wound + Interprofessional Wound Care Team Approach


June 1st

Prevention and screening for the high-risk diabetic foot: wound bed preparation, optimal glycemic control, simplified 60 second screen
  • Assess persons with diabetes for high-risk foot

  • Optimize blood glucose control with an emphasis on hemoglobin A1c, and blood pressure

  • Introduce wound bed preparation as an organized approach to leg and foot ulcer care

June 8th

Arterial supply and concept of ability to heal
  • Evaluate arterial circulation with the audible handheld doppler (AHHD) and ABPI

  • Assess lower leg and foot ulcers for healing ability

  • Utilize non-invasive vascular testing as a partial means of categorizing ulcer ability to heal (healable, non-healable, maintenance)

June 15th

Infection - local infection, deep and surrounding infection, NERD/STONEES
  • Evaluate lower leg and foot ulcers (including Charcot foot, osteomyelitis in persons with diabetes) clinically for signs of local infection or deep, and surrounding infection

  • Assess the utility of bacterial swabs, laboratory investigations and diagnostic imaging in the management of infection

  • Integrate the treatment of infection with clinical monitoring and treatment choices

June 22nd

Plantar pressure redistribution - contact cast and removable cast walker made irremovable, other offloading
  • Assess the utility of the options for plantar pressure redistribution

  • Evaluate the role of the total contact cast versus the removable cast walker made irremovable

  • Relate the use of plantar pressure redistribution to clinical signs and improvement in diabetic foot ulcer healing trajectory

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