Diabetes Foot Care Clinical Pathway – Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition SCN
The Pathway Toolkit was developed by the Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition SCN and includes all of the resources needed to use the Diabetic Foot Care Clinical Pathway.
Diabetes Foot Care Clinical Pathway
AHS staff should access the module via MyLearningLink to receive credit for it.
Step 1: Screening / Step 2: Assessment
Step 3: Referral / Step 4: Treatment / Step 5: Follow-Up
Referral Criteria & Process
For information about referral criteria and process, contact the individual locations or visit the Alberta Referral Directory.
Wound Clinics (WC) – Accept referrals if the patient has a diabetic ulcer or wound.
Resources to enable self-care and to identify when to seek medical help for foot problems.
Patient Information Insert
Developed in collaboration with the Alberta Pharmacy Association, this is a resource that informs and encourages patients to ask their healthcare provider for an annual foot exam.
For an electronic copy of the patient information insert, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alberta Aids to Daily Living
Alberta Foot Care Nurse Services
Alberta Health Services
Ankle Brachial Pressure Index and Toe Pressures
For arterial vascular lower leg assessments - contact local medical imaging providers
College of Podiatric Physicians
Primary Care Networks (PCNs)
Many PCN’s offer services to address patients at risk of developing a diabetic ulcer – PCN Services
Annual Foot Assessment
Why a Proper Foot Assessment is Important
Description: Illustrates why it is essential to have a foot screen/assessment every year by a health care provider as part of their overall diabetes management plan
Videos from Diabetes Foot Care Symposium June 2, 2017, Edmonton, Alberta
Saving limbs and lives in your community - Mariam Botros
Description: Recognizing the impact of foot complications that contribute to amputations and strategies that can lead to the prevention of amputations
The Diabetes Foot Care Clinical Pathway Project Overview - Petra O’Connell
Description: The Diabetes, Obesity & Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network with clinical experts from across Alberta developed a clinical pathway for diabetes foot care to increase diabetic foot screening rates and prevention of ulcers
Outcomes and Evaluation‐What the Alberta Evidence has Shown - Kathy Dmytruk
Description: Outcomes and evaluation metrics from the Alberta diabetes foot care clinical pathway initial pilot site
Footwear‐Finding the Proper Fit - David Loh
Description: Assessing and recommending appropriate footwear is the foundation for preventing diabetic foot ulcers
Foot Care Tips and Tricks for Self‐Management - Chris Rawlins and Karen Hardy
Description: Innovative ideas to support patients with foot self‐care