Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines


 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.