Welcome to Denver’s
Second Annual Amputation Prevention Summit
This educational event will highlight the urgent nature of the diabetes epidemic, specifically the prevalence of PAD and diabetic foot ulcers/injuries. It will also discuss ways healthcare professionals can improve their practices in order to reduce lower extremity amputations.
Diabetes is among the top ten leading causes of death in Colorado, and the leading cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputation. In the state of Colorado, the lifetime healthcare cost for persons with a lower extremity amputation is estimated to be more than $500,000.
Between 2003 and 2014, the prevalence of diabetes in our state increased by 55 percent and in 2014, upwards of 500,000 adults in Colorado were living with diabetes.
With the future incidence of diabetes projected to rise to 550 million people worldwide by the year 2030, the concept of limb salvage has become an international and national trend.
Persons with diabetes have a risk of a leg amputation that is 15-40 times greater than for a person without diabetes. Within two to four years of unilateral limb loss, one-third of all patients lose the other leg. Sadly, only about 50 percent survive within five years following a leg amputation.
This program is designed to address the educational needs of those clinicians that frequently interact with patients at risk for major amputation due to complications from diabetes and peripheral artery disease. The target audience includes physicians from the fields of podiatry, vascular intervention, internal and family medicine, infectious disease, plastic surgery, as well as nurses from various care settings including home health, post-acute care, outpatient clinics and inpatient care.
CME Accreditation Statement / Credit Designation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of HealthONE and the Amputation Prevention Centers of America®. HealthONE CME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
HealthONE CME designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CE Accreditation Statement
Rose Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Nurses Association – Provider # 13558, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
April 28, 2018
Parker Arts Culture & Events Center (PACE)
20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, CO 80138
6 CME / 6 CE Credits
Desmond Bell, D.P.M.
For information or questions, please contact: Jennifer Urbonas, Program Director Amputation Prevention Center at Rose Medical Center 303.329.4840 or email DenverSummit@APCofAmerica.com