Among the most vital jobs that your podiatrist takes on will be to measure the vascular or blood flow status to the feet and lower limb to determine if patients are at risk or not to inadequate healing because of the blood supply. If someone are at high risk for problems because of that, then measures ought to be considered to decrease that chance and safeguard the foot from damage, particularly if they also have diabetes. The regular live for Podiatry practitioners, PodChatLive dedicated a whole show to that problem. PodChatLive is a absolutely free continuing education livestream that goes live on Facebook. The expected target audience is podiatrists working in clinical practice, but the actual audience include plenty of other health professionals as well. In the stream there is a lot of dialogue and comments commented on Facebook. Afterwards the recorded video version is put into YouTube and the podcast edition is published to the common places like Spotify and iTunes.
In the live on vascular complications and evaluation of the feet the hosts talked with Peta Tehan, a podiatrist, and an academic at the University of Newcastle, Australia and with Martin Fox who's also a podiatrist and also works in a CCG-commissioned, community-based NHS service in Manchester where he offers earlier recognition, analysis and ideal clinical handling of individuals with suspected peripheral vascular disease. During the episode there was several real and useful vascular pearls from Martin and Peta. They talked about exactly what a vascular examination should look like in clinical practice, the significance of doppler use for a vascular analysis (and typical mistakes made), we listened to several doppler waveforms live (and appreciate how counting on our ears alone most likely are not ideal), and identified the importance of great history taking and screening in individuals with known risk factors, notably given that 50% of people with peripheral vascular disorders are asymptomatic.