One of the most very important functions which a podiatrist plays might be to evaluate the vascular or blood supply status to the feet and lower limb to figure out if people are vulnerable or not of poor healing due to the blood supply. If someone was at high risk for complications because of that, then measures really need to be used to lower that chance and protect the foot from injury, especially if they may have diabetes mellitus. The regular chat show for Podiatry practitioners, PodChatLive focused a complete episode to that issue. PodChatLive is a free continuing education live which goes live on Facebook. The expected audience is podiatrists employed in clinical practice, however the actual market extend to a lot of other health care professionals in addition. During the live there is lots of dialogue and commentary on Facebook. Later the recorded video version is uploaded to YouTube and the podcast edition is added onto the typical platforms like Spotify as well as iTunes.
In the show on vascular problems and assessment of the foot the hosts spoke with Peta Tehan, a podiatrist, and an academic at the University of Newcastle, Australia and also with Martin Fox who is also a podiatrist and works in a CCG-commissioned, community-based National Health Service service in Manchester, UK where he offers earlier recognition, diagnosis and best clinical handling of people with suspected peripheral vascular disease. During the episode there were many real and beneficial vascular pearls from Martin and Peta. They pointed out what a vascular evaluation may need to look like in clinical practice, the significance of doppler use for a vascular assessment (and prevalent errors made), we listened to some doppler waveforms live (and recognize how depending upon our ears by itself most likely are not perfect), and recognized the need for good history taking and screening in individuals with identified risk factors, notably considering that 50% of people with peripheral arterial disease have no symptoms.