Treating skin ulcers in the office

The right outpatient care, dressings, and tests for diabetic foot ulcers were reviewed by a certified wound specialist physician in June ACP Internist coverage.

Diabetic foot ulcers are a focus in an article on wound care in the June ACP Internist. The article is based on a ACP CME 30 talk in which Theodore G. MacKinney, MD, MPH, FACP, a certified wound specialist physician, reviewed basic care for several types of wounds commonly seen in the outpatient setting. He described the care, dressings, and tests that are most useful for warding off infection and assessment of those most at risk.