A Genuinely Comprehensive – and
Life-Altering – Diabetic Foot Exam
How Most Define ‘Comprehensive’
How We Define ‘Comprehensive’
The Arche CDFE is Distinctive in Several Crucial Ways
The exam generates data related to all proven, modifiable risk factors associated with ulcers from diabetes:
- Areas of high focal plantar pressure
- Skin condition (temperature & moisture)
- Nerve function
- Vascular function
- Foot size
‘Patient experience’ is a key driver. Patients are actively engaged in the exam by employing an array of visual cues that encourage improved health literacy and a deeper personal investment in their diabetes care. The result: patient adherence, the most elusive component in the prevention of wounds and amputations.
The diagnostic tools required to collect, document and evaluate CDFE data are all included in the Arche LEAP Collaborative ‘Quick-Start Kit’:
Callibrated plantar pressure measurement tool
Detects moisture level and potential of sudomotor dysfunction
Digital skin moisture meter
Infrared skin temperature device
Vibratory perception device
Bailey 5.07 Monofilament
Foot measurement tool
CDFE Patient Education Folio
Arche LEAP Captain
To ensure efficient use of the physician’s time associated with the Arche CDFE, the practice appoints an Arche LEAP Captain from among existing staff. The Arche LEAP Captain role is crucial and is heavily supported by Arche Healthcare.
Your Arche LEAP Captain is provided comprehensive Arche CDFE and general diabetes care training and education that has proven remarkably valuable to patient and practice alike, regardless of staff members’ level of experience. Expert support – prompt and consistently highly rated – is provided to both the physician(s) and Arche LEAP Captain throughout the engagement.