The Diabetic Foot: Clear and Unpleasant Danger
If you attended the The Diabetic Foot: Clear and Unpleasant Danger session held Friday, May 5, 2017 at the AACE Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, please proceed to attempt this assessment for ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit. To begin, select the red 'Take Course' tab. You must be logged in to access the assessment.
- AACE Members: login with the same username/password used for the AACE website.
- Non-AACE Members: login using the non-member portal if you have an existing non-member account OR create an account if you are new to the AACE Education website.
Once logged in, you will be prompted to enter the access code you received onsite (found on page 7 of the Schedule-at-a-Glance). If you need assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Only those who receive a passing score will be eligible for MOC credit. Please allow two weeks for MOC points to appear within your account on the ABIM website.
Participation information will be shared with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).
- Understand that diabetic foot problems occur worldwide, should be easily preventable and constitute a major contribution to expenditure on diabetic complications.
- Understand that whereas peripheral neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease are major contributory factors in the genesis of foot ulceration, screening for neuropathy is often neglected leading to many preventable foot problems.
- Understand that a team approach to diabetic foot screening and care, including physicians, podiatrists, nurse educators and many other health care professionals has been shown to reduce the incidence of foot ulcerations and amputations worldwide.
- Understand the historic classifications of charcot diabetic foot
- Understand the intersection of charcot disease process with resultant physical deformity
- Have an eponym at their disposal to quickly evaluate a charcot foot and communicate their findings with other practitioners
- Identify patients with peripheral vascular disease and to obtain the appropriate non-invasive vascular studies.
- Describe the difference between claudication and critical limb ischemia
- Understand the various treatments that are available for the lower limb revascularization
- Understand the modes of treatment of the diabetic foot
- Identify benefits or the team approach
- Identify novel modes of treatment
Andrew J.M. Boulton, MD; David G. Armstrong, MD; William Grant, DPM; Christian Ochoa, MD
- 2.75 MOC