Callus Care for Diabetic Foot Patients Nurses’ Challenging Role

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Chayaphon Siriniyomchai

Abstract

          Peripheral neuropathy is a common diabetic complication which results in foot numbness, loss of foot sensation, and high pressure in diabetic foot leading to formation of callus which is the most important factor of diabetic foot ulcer that can affect quality of life. Callus care for diabetic foot patients is important for preventing and reducing the risk of diabetic foot amputation. This article provides a comprehensive review and describes the author’s experience with the successful callus care for diabetic foot patients. Therefore, nurses’ role in callus care for diabetic foot patients is of interest and importance that can challenge nurses to apply it effectively in their nursing practice.

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Siriniyomchai, C. (2021). Callus Care for Diabetic Foot Patients: Nurses’ Challenging Role. Nursing Science Journal of Thailand, 39(1), 1-12. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ns/article/view/241533
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