Diabetic Foot Screening Toolkit
Date: 27.8.2015 Version: 2.0
Authored by Donna Welch, Principal Podiatrist, Diabetes. This toolkit helps you deliver a high-quality foot screening for your patients with diabetes.
Diabetic Foot Screening Toolkit: Checklist
Date: 9.11.2015 Version: 1
Part of the Diabetic Foot Screening Toolkit: The 3 checklists cover 'Questions to ask your patient', 'The physical examination, Step-by-step' and 'Risk classification and next actions'.
Diabetic Foot Scale Poster
Advice and recommendations for diabetic foot care from pre-callus through to ulceration and referral.
Diabetic Foot Screening Toolkit: Diabetes And Your Feet Leaflet
Date: 27.8.2015 Version: 1.1
Part of the Diabetic Foot Screening Toolkit: This leaflet outlines diabetes and foot care for diabetic patients.
Flexitol Professional Recommendation Pad
Date: 20.10.2016 Version: 1
Flexitol recommendation pad which enables you to order the 25% Urea Heel Balm and the 10% Urea Cream.
Diabetic Foot Screening Toolkit: Patient Case Study
Date: 2.11.2015 Version: 1
Part of the Diabetic Foot Screening Toolkit: Patient profile showing the effectiveness of 2 weeks' treatment of Flexitol 25% Urea Heel Balm.
Diabetic Foot Screening Toolkit: Patient Poster
Date: 4.1.2016 Version: 1
Part of the Diabetic Foot Screening Tool Kit: Informative poster on the importance of foot care with diabetes.
Flexitol 10% Urea Cream
Flexitol 25% Urea Balm
Video 1: Preventing Foot Problems Associated With Diabetes
For patients with diabetes, keeping in good health is a round-the-clock concern. Equipping your patients with the knowledge and products to be able to maintain their foot health is essential. Hear the difference Flexitol can make to your patients foot health in our latest patient interview.
Video 2: Professional Footcare Every Step of the Way
At Flexitol, we understand that education plays a fundamental role in the provision of diabetic foot care. We’ve developed a range of valuable resources including our Diabetic Foot Screening Toolkit, to support health care professionals working with diabetes. Find out more from Graham Bowen, Clinical Podiatry Lead for the Solent NHS Trust in our latest video.
Video 3: Demonstration of a diabetic foot screening
Donna Welch, Principal Podiatrist, Diabetes
NICE guidelines have recognised inconsistencies with diabetic foot screening in the UK. This video guide demonstrates a good diabetic foot screening, providing you with the essential methodology to deliver effective, high quality advice including:
- Checking overall foot condition
- Checking pulses
- Checking sensation with 10g monofilament
- Testing vibration sensation
- Footwear advice
- Personalised patient information
Video 4: Why does dry skin matter?
It’s common for patients with diabetes to develop dry skin on their feet. Without proper care, this can lead to health complications, such as infection and ulcers. This video provides information on how dry skin can affect the foot health of your patients, and steps that can be taken to prevent and treat dry skin.
Video 5: Empower your patients to self care
For diabetic patients who are considered moderate to low risk, foot checks only take place once a year. It’s important to educate your patients so they are able to care for their feet between appointments, to reduce the risk of complications. In this video, you’ll find guidance on how best to support patients with foot care advice and resources.
Video 6: A simple, daily footcare routine
To reduce the risk of infection, cracked skin and callouses, it’s essential for patients with diabetes to check their feet on a daily basis. This video outlines the simple, actionable steps that can be taken to maintain foot health, spot early warning signs and reduce the risk of serious conditions developing.
Video 7: Your patients’ need-to-know guide on diabetes and footcare
People with diabetes have a greater chance of developing foot problems. Being aware of the common problems and risks means that you are better equipped to protect and care for your feet. Watch our need-to-know video guide to find out more.
Video 8: The Flexitol STEP IN quick guide to diabetic foot screening
Did you know the vast majority of diabetes-related amputations could be prevented through vigilance? In this video, you’ll find practical guidance on how to identify risk factors, educate your patients and more - it’s time to STEP IN.
Diabetic Foot Screening Toolkit
A practical, step-by-step guide delivering a high-quality diabetic foot screening. Foot screening is the cornerstone of good diabetic foot care. This toolkit aims to provide healthcare professionals with an essential methodology to deliver an effective, high-quality foot screening. The toolkit is not intended as a substitute for practical training but provides checklists to ensure all aspects of the assessment are covered and discussed with the patient.
This practical, step by step guide contains resources which enable you to:
Conduct a thorough consultation
Identify risk factors
Classify patient risk
Make appropriate referrals
Improve patient self-care