Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

Planning

 2.0. Determine the potential of the foot ulcer(s) to heal and ensure interventions to optimize
healing have been explored.
2.1. Develop a plan of care incorporating goals mutually agreed upon by the client and health-care professionals to manage diabetic foot ulcer(s).
2.2. Collaborate with the client/family and interprofessional team to explore other treatment
options if healing has not occurred at the expected rate.
2.3. Collaborate with client/family and the interprofessional team to establish mutually agreed
upon goals to improve quality of life if factors affecting poor healing have been addressed
and complete wound closure is unlikely.