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Nurse Pract Forum. 1998 Jun;9(2):87-93.

Caring for feet: patients and nurse practitioners working together.

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Durham Veteran's Administration Medical Center, NC 27705, USA.


There are many factors to remember when performing a foot assessment on patients with diabetes. To maximize the value of a foot care program, patients need to understand their role in preserving their feet. This article outlines how to perform a logical foot assessment using a mnemonic tool so all parts of the examination will be included. Further actions to consider and educational points to stress are provided for each part of the assessment.

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