Foot Preservation

University of Missouri’s Show-Me ECHO program has formed a multidisciplinary partnership of experts and community health care providers to create a Foot Preservation ECHO. Through education, prevention and limb salvage, this ECHO will improve care for patients with foot and lower-extremity lesions. The ECHO’s expert team will offer collaborative and interactive online learning sessions the first Wednesday of each month from 12 to 1 p.m. Click here to download the ECHO flyer. Click below to register.


Goals and Objectives

  • Develop a pathway for health care providers to diagnose and recognize various etiologies of foot conditions and treat locally when feasible.
  • Optimize protocols, documentation and reimbursement by health care providers for management (including debridement) of diabetic foot, arterial and venous ulceration, and other foot-related conditions.
  • Assist, when requested, with local management, reciprocal transition of patients, and improvement of accessibility to specialty care, when necessary.

Topics for Case-Based Learning and Discussion

This ECHO’s case-based learning sessions will address such topics as:

  • Foot ulcer identification
  • Diagnosis and management of foot emergencies
  • Basic diabetic foot exams
  • Primary prevention: diabetes control, nephropathy and peripheral vascular disease
  • Debridement and how to do it
  • Charcot foot

What Does This ECHO Offer?

  • No cost continuing education for professionals
  • Collaboration, support and ongoing learning with specialist physicians and other experts
  • Patients get better care in their community
  • No cost to participating sites or individuals

Meet the Expert Team

Naveen Balasundaram, MD, Vascular Surgeon, University of Missouri Health Care

Keith Beauchamp, DPM, Podiatry, Family Foot Clinic

Dima Dandachi, MD, MPH, Infectious Disease, University of Missouri Health Care

Kyle Schweser, MD, Trauma, Foot and Ankle Division, University of Missouri Health Care

Parvin Behrouzi, FNP, Diabetic Foot Evaluation, University of Missouri Health Care

Michael Gardner, MD, Endocrinologist, University of Missouri Health Care

Melissa Johnston, FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, Access Family Care Center

CME Information

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.