Among the most essential jobs which a podiatrist takes on might be to measure the vascular or blood supply level to the foot and lower limb to figure out if people are vulnerable or not to poor healing due to the blood supply. If someone was at high risk for problems for that reason, then actions ought to be considered to lower that risk and protect the foot from impairment, particularly if they've diabetes. The monthly livestream for Podiatrists, PodChatLive devoted an entire stream to vascular assessment. PodChatLive is a complimentary continuing education livestream that goes live on Facebook. The supposed audience is podiatry practitioners working in clinical practice, but the actual audience include plenty of other health care professionals as well. During the livestream there is lots of discussion and remarks commented on Facebook. Later on the edited video version is published to YouTube and the podcast version is put onto the standard places like Spotify as well as iTunes.
In the live on vascular problems and examination of the foot the hosts spoke with Peta Tehan, a podiatrist, and an academic at the University of Newcastle, Australia and also with Martin Fox who is also a podiatrist and also works in a CCG-commissioned, community-based NHS service in Manchester where he provides earlier recognition, diagnosis and ideal clinical management of people with suspected peripheral arterial disease. During the episode there was many real and valuable vascular pearls from Martin and Peta. They brought up what a vascular assessment may need to look like in clinical practice, the significance of doppler use for a vascular examination (and prevalent mistakes made), all of us listened to several doppler waveforms live (and appreciate how depending on our ears alone might not be perfect), and recognized the value of good history taking and screening in people with known risk factors, especially given that 50% of people with peripheral vascular disorders are asymptomatic.