Nerve Decompression for Peripheral Neuropathy

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Step Status
Starts On: 11/17/2022: 12:00 AM
Ends On: 11/18/2024: 12:00 AM
Session Type: Internet Activity Enduring Material
Credits: 1


Michael Rose, MD, FACS
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction
Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Dr. Rose has no financial relationships to disclose.

Planning Committee

Prateek Grover, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Medical Director, The Rehabilitation Institute of St Louis
Dr. Grover has no financial relationships to disclose.
Elissa Charbonneau DO, MS is the Chief Medical Officer of Medical Services at Encompass Health Corporation.
Elissa Charbonneau has no financial relationships to disclose.
Tedra Cleveland, MSHA, MBA is the National Director of Medical Services at Encompass Health Corporation.
Tedra has no financial relationships to disclose.
Richard C. Senelick, MD is an Adjunct Professor of Neurology.
Dr. Senelick has no financial relationships to disclose
Joseph Stillo, MD, PhD is Vice President of Medical Services, Encompass Health Corporation.
Dr. Stillo has no financial relationships to disclose.
Barbara Winters-Todd, RN, MSN, CRRN is a Director of Clinical Excellence Informatics at Encompass Health Corporation.
Barbara has no financial relationships to disclose.
Objectives: The intended result of this activity is increased knowledge/competence, and upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Explain the impact of neuropathy in the United States
  • Identify the causes, symptoms and potential complications associated with neuropathy.
  • Apply their knowledge of nerve decompression surgery to help coordinate the care of patients with peripheral neuropathy.
Additional Information:
Target Audience: This course is designed for Geriatricians, family and emergency physicians, nurse practitioners. May be of interest to physician assistants and other allied health professionals who encounter geriatric patients in a health care setting.

Publication Date: November 17, 2022
Expiration Date: November 17, 2024
Accreditation Information:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by EncompassHealth Corporation and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Awarded for this Activity:
Credit Statement:
American Medical Association (AMA Credit)
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC Credit)
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 ANCC contact hour.

Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive a maximum of 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
  • Netten JJ, Price PE, Lavery LA, et al. Prevention of foot ulcers in the at-risk patient with diabetes: a systematic review. Diabetes Metab Res Rev 2016;32(1):84-98.
  • Nickerson DS. Nerve decompression and neuropathy complications in diabetes: Are attitudes discordant with evidence? Diabet Foot Ankle 2017;8(1):1367209.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report. Accessed August 1, 2018.
  • Tu Y, Lineaweaver WC, Chen Z, et al. Surgical Decompression in the Treatment of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Reconstr Microsurg 2017;33(3):151-157.
  • Dellon AL. Prevention of foot ulceration and amputation by decompression of peripheral nerves in patients with diabetic neuropathy. Ostomy Wound Manage 2002;48:36-45.
  • Aszmann O, Tassler PL, Dellon AL. Changing the natural history of diabetic neuropathy: incidence of ulcer/amputation in the contralateral limb of patients with a unilateral nerve decompression procedure. Ann Plast Surg 2004;53:517–522.

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  • Speaker

    Michael I Rose, MD, FACS, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
    Category: Encompass Health Courses, Other


    AMA: 1.00
    ANCC: 1.00
    Attendance: 1.00
    IPCE: 1.00

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