Does your hospital have a DRRAFT? 7 essential skills associated with a limb salvage team.

A few months ago, we discussed the seven key competencies associated with a Diabetic Rapid Response Foot Team (DRRAFT). This manuscript, outlining the steps, is published and freely available online here.

The seven essential skills include the ability to:

(1) perform hemodynamic and anatomic vascular assessment with revascularization, as necessary

(2) perform neurologic workup

(3) perform site-appropriate culture technique

(4) perform wound assessment and staging/grading of infection and ischemia

(5) perform site-specific bedside and intraoperative incision and debridement

(6) initiate and modify culture-specific and patient-appropriate antibiotic therapy

(7) perform appropriate postoperative monitoring to reduce risk of reulceration

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