One of the most valuable jobs which a podiatrist takes on will be to appraise the vascular or blood flow status to the feet and lower limb to find out if people are vulnerable or not for inadequate healing a result of the supply of blood. If a person was at high risk for issues because of that, then measures really need to be undertaken to reduce that risk and protect the feet from damage, particularly if they also have diabetes mellitus. The weekly talk show for Podiatry practitioners, PodChatLive devoted a complete stream to that issue. PodChatLive is a free continuing education stream which goes live on Facebook. The expected market is podiatry practitioners employed in clinical practice, however the real market extend to plenty of other health care professionals too. Throughout the livestream there is a lot of discussion and feedback on Facebook. Later on the edited video version is added to YouTube and the podcast version is put onto the usual sites like Spotify and also iTunes.
In the show on vascular complications and examination of the feet the hosts chatted with Peta Tehan, a podiatrist, and an academic at the University of Newcastle, Australia and with Martin Fox who is also a podiatrist and works in a CCG-commissioned, community-based National Health Service service in Manchester where he offers early identification, analysis and ideal clinical management of people with diagnosed peripheral vascular disease. Through the episode there were several real and helpful vascular gems from Martin and Peta. They brought up what a vascular evaluation may need to look like in clinical practice, the importance of doppler use for a vascular examination (and prevalent mistakes made), we listened to some doppler waveforms live (and recognize how counting on our ears alone is probably not perfect), and recognized the need for great history taking and screening in people who have identified risk factors, particularly considering that 50% of people with peripheral arterial disorders have no symptoms.