Foot Care Education Courses
RPN/RN/NP Basic/Advanced Foot Care Course
Nurse (RPN/RN/NP) will be able to:
-Use specialized knowledge & skills to provide safe, competent foot care to clients
-Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate foot care within scope of practice
-Update and expand knowledge of foot care practices using a variety of resources and learning opportunities
-Utilize critical thinking skills in examining foot care situations
-Implement and promote evidence-based nursing practice through research utilization
-Utilize principles of health education, adult learning, and the teaching-learning process to meet the learning needs of foot care clients.
-Upon completion of the course, you will be able to identify and understand causes, prevention and treatment of common foot and nail disorders.
-Understand the care of high risk clients utilizing tools use in high risk clients
-Understand factors affecting foot health
-Understand the importance of safety using N95 mask, monofilament, digital thermometer
-Understand the role of Doppler in checking for peripheral arterial disease
-Understand the process of sterilization of equipment and tools
PSW Basic Foot Care Course
-Personal Support Workers/front line staff are considered an integral part of the health care team.
-They are front line workers which are the first contact for personal care (applying socks, shoes, washing and dry feet) to seniors and disabled clients/residents.
-They are often the ones who see the clients/residents feet more than anyone else.
-A PSW/Foot Care Aide work along with a team of health care professionals such as foot care nurses, family doctors, podiatrists or chiropodists, and others to help keep a person mobile and decrease their risk of developing foot ulcers which can lead to amputation.
-Personal support workers do not cut or trim the nail of diabetic clients, clients on blood thinners or clients who have certain circulatory disorders.
-They can take basic foot care training on identify abnormal disorders of the skin and nail during an assessment.
Live Webinar of the theory of setting up your own Foot Care Practice. Great webinar for nurses new to independent practice or those needing to update their practice due to COVID-19.
Course Start Date: TBD please Apply
Cost: $50 plus HST
The 1.5 hr webinar will offer advice and information.
- How to start your own foot care business (no legal advice provided)
- How to connect with insurance companies
- Companies to connect with for start up cost assistance
- Liability and business Insurance
- Accounting advice
- CNO best practice guidelines related to private practice.
- Certificate of continuing education provided at end of webinar session
*Webinar is provided 1:1 Please email to plan date of webinar.
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