UK Vascular and Endovascular Research Network

DEFINITE

The DEFINITE Audit – Prospective Audit of Diabetic Foot Debridement in Theatre

Patients with diabetic have a high risk of developing a diabetic foot ulcer. This puts them at an increased risk of infection, which is associated with a limb loss and mortality.

There are evidence based guidelines on the management of diabetic foot ulcers, including debridement in theatre.

This audit will examine whether participating centres are adhering to the guidelines on diabetic foot ulcer debridement in theatre and whether adherence to guidelines results in better ulcer related outcomes.

Watch out on twitter @vascresearchnet and VERN’s mailing list for more information about how to get involved and launch date for this new study.