One of the more very important functions which a podiatrist takes on is to evaluate the vascular or blood circulation status to the foot and lower limb to determine if people are at risk or not to inadequate healing as a result of blood supply. If someone was at high risk for problems for that reason, then steps must be taken to lower that chance and safeguard the feet from damage, especially when they may have diabetes mellitus. The weekly live for Podiatry practitioners, PodChatLive focused a complete show to that subject. PodChatLive is a absolutely free continuing education live that goes live on Facebook. The supposed market is podiatrists employed in clinical practice, though the real market extend to a lot of other health care professionals too. Throughout the livestream there is a lot of discussion and comments on Facebook. Later on the edited video version is published to YouTube and the podcast version is added onto the common places like Spotify and iTunes.
In the show on a vascular assessment and evaluation of the foot the hosts chatted 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 National Health Service service in Manchester where he provides earlier identification, analysis and best clinical handling of people with suspected peripheral arterial disease. Through the episode there were several real and valuable vascular gems from Martin and Peta. They talked about what vascular issues may need to look like in clinical practice, the significance of doppler use for a vascular evaluation (and common mistakes made), we listened to some doppler waveforms live (and appreciate how depending on our ears by itself might not be ideal), and recognized the need for great history taking and testing in people with identified risk factors, particularly given that 50% of people with peripheral arterial disease are asymptomatic.