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The “Save A Leg, Save A Life”™Foundation

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The save a leg save a life foundation our mission statement

The “Save A Leg, Save A Life”™FoundationOur Mission Statement

“To Reduce the Number of Lower Extremity Amputations and Improve the Quality of Life of Our Fellow Citizens Afflicted with Wounds and Complications from Peripheral Arterial Disease

We Will Accomplish These Goals by Using Advanced Evidence Based Methods,

by Educating Fellow Practitioners and Patients,

and Through Community Outreach

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The “Save A Leg, Save A Life”™Foundation

“Amputation should not be seen as a treatment option, but as a treatment failure”-

Yazan Khatib, MD

“Save A Leg, Save A Life” Foundation

What is salsal really about
What is “SALSAL” really about?

  • No hidden agenda

  • No overt promotion of products or services

  • To reduce the gap between technology, knowledge and delivery

  • People’s Lives are at Stake!

Survival rates after amputation our daily motivation
Survival Rates After Amputation“Our Daily Motivation”

After 1 major lower-extremity amputation

3-year survival rate is 50%

5-year survival rate is 40%

Contralateral amputation

42% of patients within 1 to 3 years afterfirst amputation

56% of patients within 3 to 5 years afterfirst amputation

$4 BILLION per year could be saved with a 25% reduction in amputations!

American Diabetes Association. Diabetes 1996 Vital Statistics.

A call to action
A Call to Action

How do we, as a group, affect the change required to reduce the amputation rates and gain these benefits?

We must do a better job of converting passive knowledge into applied knowledge….

Our meetings
Our Meetings

  • Part Journal Club

  • Part Group Therapy Session!

  • Interdisciplinary Teaching

  • Critical networking that translates into facilitation of patient care

Our members
Our Members

Individuals from various backgrounds






  • Open to anyone desiring to participate in regular local Chapter meetings and Community Outreach projects

  • A goal is to foster collegial, non-adversarial team approach to Wound Care and Limb Salvage that will facilitate essential care to those at risk for Amputation, Heart Attack, Stroke as well as pain and suffering attributed to non-healing wounds

  • No financial obligation or dues is required

  • Donations will be accepted and acknowledged by the National Foundation

Chapter development
Chapter Development

  • Minimum of 10 members required to establish a Chapter

  • Membership must be Multi-disciplinary (MD, DO, DPM, PhD, ARNP, RN, LPN, PT, OT, RD and Cped

  • Students and Laypersons are encouraged to be members

  • Membership should also include Industry Representatives

  • All members must be treated with equal respect and common courtesy

Chapter meetings
Chapter Meetings

  • 6 (minimum) annually

  • Education Lecture including evidence based information

  • Topics relevant to Wound Mgt., P.A.D, Limb Salvage and Diabetes/Complications

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Chapter Meetings

  • Case studies should also be presented to reinforce science and team approach

  • No hidden agendas!

  • Sign-in sheets must be present and then forwarded to National HQ

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Chapter Meetings

Community Outreach events may include:

  • Health Fairs

  • Walk-a-Thons

  • Lectures to Groups

  • Screenings for P.A.D. and Diabetes related issues (neuropathy, skin, gait abnormalities)

  • Data, tracking of referrals and other relevant results of screenings and projects must be forwarded to the Foundation…..critical for future funding as well as validation of our efforts

Adoption of salsal by laws
Adoption of SALSAL By-Laws


  • 6 Chapter meetings per year

  • 3 Community Outreach events per Chapter

  • Representation at SALSAL Annual Meeting

    Annual Meeting will include a Scientific CME Program as well as a General Membership Assembly

    General Membership portion will include Committee Reports, Elections and any new/old business

Our plan
Our Plan

Grass-roots organization will serve as the model in other communities and regions

Meet regularly

Identify Issues and Solving Problems in the Specialty of Wound Care

Educational Activities

Shared Resources



Create “SALSAL” chapters throughout the U.S.

40 + and counting

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Existing Chapters

Jacksonville, FL

Detroit, MI

Chicago, IL

Bayou Region (Houma), LA

Lafayette, LA

Ft. Wayne, IN

Nashville, TN

Ann Arbor, MI

Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX

Grand Rapids, MI

Temecula, CA

Charleston, SC

Laredo, TX

Savannah, GA

Yale/New Haven, CT

Baltimore, MD

Azalea City (Mobile) AL

Buffalo, NY

Scholl College Chicago, IL

New Chapters Organizing

Tucson, AZ

Philadelphia, FL

Emerald Coast, FL

Gainesville, FL

Barry Univ./Miami, FL

Tallahassee, FL

McAllen, TX

San Antonio, TX


Boston, MA

Honolulu, HI

Toledo, OH

San Francisco, CA

Northern Orange Co., CA

Atlanta, GA

Columbia, SC

Rome, Italy

Current Chapters

Our vision
Our Vision

  • Affect change and improvement via the “grassroots approach”

  • Measure the impact of our efforts through tracking of amputation rates in SALSAL communities before and after establishment

  • Achieve at least a 25% reduction in amputation rates in SALSAL communities

  • Convert passive knowledge into applied knowledge and to improve wound care outcomes through “positive reinforcement”

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Our Vision

  • To create an International Organization that will


    Improve Outcomes

    Impact providers and non-providers alike

    Inspire Greatness

  • To become influential in creating healthcare policy, based on evidence and data obtained by cooperative efforts of our Chapter members

Community outreach
Community Outreach

  • Public Health Fairs

  • Church based Health Fairs

  • Community Education

  • Mobile Unit

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Our Plan

  • Continue growth of through new Chapters

  • Create more powerful Web site with CME/CEU portal

  • Host annual conference and meeting of general membership

    “Save A Leg, Save A Life’ Foundation Annual Meeting

    September 2-4, 2010

    The Peabody Hotel

    Orlando, FL

National conference september 2 4 2010 orlando fl
National ConferenceSeptember 2-4, 2010 Orlando, FL

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