DEFINITE Audit - Prospective Audit Of Diabetic Foot Debridement In Theatre​

Cohort study, International, Multi-centre
Primary Investigator: Vascular Endovascular Research Network (VERN)
Funding: URGO Foundation, Newcastle Hospitals Charity
Start date: 01/12/2021
End date: 01/06/2022

Patients with diabetes mellitus have a high risk of developing a diabetic foot ulcer. This is associated with at an increased risk of infection, which can result in amputation and mortality.

There are evidence based guidelines on the management of diabetic foot ulcers, including debridement in theatre.

This audit will examine whether participating centres are adhering to the guidelines on diabetic foot ulcer debridement in theatre and whether adherence to guidelines results in better ulcer related outcomes.