Diabetic Foot Care through Telehealth

Still conducting telehealth visits? Laura Shin, DPM, PhD, assistant professor of clinical surgery in the department of vascular/endovascular surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California gives her advice on best practices on visits with diabetic foot patients.

“Providing access to care to our highest-risk patients helped us look for opportunities to reach our patients at home. Telemedicine was one avenue that we can better utilize to help ensure care and support of all of our patients.”

Shin’s tips include:

  • having an in-depth knowledge of the telehealth software
  • opening lines of communication with the patient
  • having specific instructions for next steps of care
  • being flexible with the process

Find out more and read the full article here: https://www.healio.com/news/endocrinology/20210629/tips-for-providing-diabetes-foot-care-through-telemedicine

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