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Assistants Module 10 – Patient Education, Support and Referral

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To complete this Module – Answer the Study Questions, then take the Module Quiz.

Module 10 Study Questions

  1. Describe the various patient/caregiver components for homecare education.
  2. Describe the daily foot care routine taught to patients.
  3. Describe the foot washing routine taught to patients.
  4. Name five protective behaviors patients can undertake for foot health.
  5. Name four criteria for therapeutic footwear.
  6. Discuss good foot hygiene activities.
  7. Describe the danger symptoms of skin cancer.
  8. Describe the criteria for Low versus High Risk patient classification.
  9. Name two auxiliary activities an assistant can encourage for their patients’ health.
  10. State the effects of weight gain on the feet.
  11. Explain why soaking is sometimes a contraindication.
  12. Describe the difference in patient education for “high risk” patients vs “low risk”
  13. Describe the basic foot wear education for a patient.
  14. State the effects of weight gain on the feet.

Click here to download a list of all these links and resources

Click here to download a Schedule of LEAP Levels of Examination

Click here to download the Comprehensive Diabetes Foot Exam – National Diabetes Education Program.

Click here to download the LSU Health Sciences Center – Abbreviated Diabetes Foot Screen.

Click here to download the LSU Health Sciences Center Diabetes Foot Screen.

Click here to download the Annual CDFE Form (Wisconsin).

Click here to download Diabetes Foot Exam – Improving Diabetes & Obesity Outcomes.

Bonus Materials and Resources

Click here to play a short case study video: Plantar Melanoma

Click here to view patient education materials from the American Diabetes Association.

Click here to view tested patient education materials from the National Diabetes Education Program.

Click on the links below to visit the websites for these organizations:

Click here to visit American Diabetes Association

Click here to visit National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Click here to visit National Diabetes Education Program

Click here to visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Diabetes Public Health Resource

Important Information to receive your Certificate of Completion:

YOU MUST SUBMIT A COURSE SURVEY TO RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE!

After completing the Module 10 Quiz, you should be automatically directed to the Survey. In the event that doesn’t happen, click here to go to the Survey.

Your Certificate of Completion will be emailed to the address you submit on the Survey form – please add “[email protected]” to your email contacts so your Certificate will not be filtered.

  • If you have taken all 10 modules of this Program, you will have earned 25 Contact/CE hours.
  • If you took this Module as a stand-alone course, it is credited 2 Contact/CE hours.

You must submit your Certificate of Completion to your professional licensing or oversight organization. If you need us to provide you with supporting materials (ex: a course outline) please contact us by email. Prof-Ed will not send notices regarding your attendance to anyone but you.

This concludes your studies of “Assisting in Clinical Foot Care.” We would greatly appreciate your feedback on the Survey as well as leaving us a review:

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Assistants Module 9 – Wound Care of the Feet

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To complete this Module – Answer the Study Questions, then take the Module Quiz.

Module 9 Study Questions

      1. Discuss why treatment and healing of the Lower Extremities is different and must be more complete.
      2. Describe homeostasis and its purpose in wound healing
      3. Name and define the various wound classifications
      4. Name the phases of healing of wounds
      5. Discuss 4 abnormal wound healing outcomes
      6. Define the different common types of scars
      7. Name the Risk Factors for Ulceration for diabetics and discuss the causes for their having ulcers.
      8. Discuss the track toward amputation for a person with diabetic neuropathy.
      9. Compare/contrast venous ulcers and arterial ulcers
      10. Name and describe the three types of decubitus ulcers.
      11. Name and describe the four Stages of Pressure Ulcers.
      12. List the 5 ulcer assessment steps
      13. Discuss gangrene and it’s forms
      14. Define and discuss osteomyelitis and how it affects wound healing
      15. Define and discuss offloading
      16. Define and discuss amputation as an extreme wound healing measure
      17. Discuss the role of the assistant in wound healing

Important Information to receive your Certificate of Completion:

YOU MUST SUBMIT A SURVEY TO RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE!

After completing the Module Quiz with a passing score, you should be automatically directed to the Survey. In the event you are interrupted or that doesn’t happen, click here to go to the Survey.

Your Certificate(s) of Completion for the Theory Modules will be emailed to the address you submit on the Survey form – please add “[email protected]” to your email contacts so your Certificate will not be filtered.

  • If you have taken all 10 modules of this Program, you will have earned 25 Contact/CE hours.
  • If you took this Module as a stand-alone course, it is credited 2 Contact/CE hours.

You must submit your Certificate of Completion to your professional licensing or oversight organization. If you need us to provide you with supporting materials (ex: a course outline) please contact us by email. Prof-Ed will not send notices regarding your attendance to anyone but you.

 We would greatly appreciate your feedback on the Survey as well as leaving us a review:

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Assistants Module 8 – Precautions and Interventions in Foot Care

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To complete this Module – Answer the Study Questions, then take the Module Quiz.

Module 8 Study questions

  1. List the timeline events for OSHA standards that affect health care workers.
  2. Define OPIM and discuss how an assistant might be affected in the work environment.
  3. Name the body fluids which might affect foot care.
  4. Name and discuss prevention of the most often transferred infections of the feet.
  5. Define and discuss opportunistic infections, specific to the feet.
  6. Define aseptic technique.
  7. Define iatrogenic wounds and discuss two examples.
  8. Name three vectors for infection transfer.
  9. Name and discuss the only appropriate infection control process for foot care instruments.
  10. What are the stages of medical intervention.
  11. Define orthoses/orthotics.
  12. Compare and contrast accommodative versus functional orthoses.
  13. Discuss strapping and its appropriate application.
  14. Name three common physical deformities of the feet which assistants will likely see.
  15. Define and discuss interventions for onychomycosis.
  16. Name several specialists to whom you may make referrals for your patients.
  17. Name and discuss 6 ingredients commonly found in foot care products.
  18. Review the terms used in Routine Foot Care at the end of this Module

Important Information to receive your Certificate of Completion:

YOU MUST SUBMIT A SURVEY TO RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE!

After completing the Module Quiz with a passing score, you should be automatically directed to the Survey. In the event you are interrupted or that doesn’t happen, click here to go to the Survey.

Your Certificate(s) of Completion for the Theory Modules will be emailed to the address you submit on the Survey form – please add “[email protected]” to your email contacts so your Certificate will not be filtered.

  • If you have taken all 10 modules of this Program, you will have earned 25 Contact/CE hours.
  • If you took this Module as a stand-alone course, it is credited 4 Contact/CE hours.

You must submit your Certificate of Completion to your professional licensing or oversight organization. If you need us to provide you with supporting materials (ex: a course outline) please contact us by email. Prof-Ed will not send notices regarding your attendance to anyone but you.

 We would greatly appreciate your feedback on the Survey as well as leaving us a review:

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Assistants Module 7 – Routine Foot Care

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To complete this Module – Answer the Study Questions, then take the Module Quiz.

Module 7 Study Questions

  1. Name four deterrents for patient self-care of their feet.
  2. Discuss the considerations for when a patient appointed for RFC presents with a complication.
  3. Name the four components of Nail Care in RFC appointments.
  4. Name the six components of Skin Care in RFC.
  5. Name two additional components of an RFC appointment.
  6. Describe “toe flossing” and give two reasons for its implementation in RFC.
  7. Define curettage and describe how it is performed.
  8. Discuss the proper instrument and its use for trimming toe nails.
  9. Discuss the difference between “medical nail trimming” and “RFC nail trimming.”
  10. Discuss the conditions that Medicare requires in order to pay benefits for RFC.
  11. List the three steps in a nail debridement protocol.
  12. List five skin conditions you will commonly see in RFC appointments.
  13. List the steps of performing a callus debridement procedure.
  14. Discuss at least three callus reduction precautions.
  15. Discuss the proper identification of the “cuticle” versus the “eponychium.”
  16. Give the definition of compression therapy and describe the correct application of a compression garment.
  17. Name at least five contraindications for compression therapy.
  18. Discuss the precautions for applying topical treatments to aging skin.
  19. Name the four categories of PPEs that are commonly required during RFC.
  20. Discuss the components of infection control that are exercised during RFC.

Important Information to receive your Certificate of Completion:

YOU MUST SUBMIT A SURVEY TO RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE!

After completing the Module Quiz with a passing score, you should be automatically directed to the Survey. In the event you are interrupted or that doesn’t happen, click here to go to the Survey.

Your Certificate(s) of Completion for the Theory Modules will be emailed to the address you submit on the Survey form – please add “[email protected]” to your email contacts so your Certificate will not be filtered.

  • If you have taken all 10 modules of this Program, you will have earned 25 Contact/CE hours.
  • If you took this Module as a stand-alone course, it is credited 2 Contact/CE hours.

You must submit your Certificate of Completion to your professional licensing or oversight organization. If you need us to provide you with supporting materials (ex: a course outline) please contact us by email. Prof-Ed will not send notices regarding your attendance to anyone but you.

 We would greatly appreciate your feedback on the Survey as well as leaving us a review:

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Assistants Module 6 – Targeted Foot Exams and LEAP

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To complete this Module – Answer the Study Questions, then take the Module Quiz.

Module 6 Study Questions

  1. Define “MCC” in context of health conditions and discuss its implications in foot care
  2. Discuss the differences in appointment for an Initial Foot Exam, a CDFE and RFC
  3. Name five components of CDFEs.Name the four assessments that are always completed during CDFE.
  4. Discuss why consistency is important in performing CDFE for each patient.
  5. Name the three principle assessment tasks involved in CDFEs.
  6. Discuss the desired affect classification of ulcers and ulcer potential has on foot care.
  7. Name the four risk classifications made on every CDFE appointment.
  8. Name at least six risk factors for diabetics to have ulceration.
  9. Name and list the classifications in two different risk classification scales.
  10. List the three components of the “Rule of 50.”
  11. Discuss the differences between patients who are diabetic and non-diabetic in context of lower extremity amputations.
  12. List the three components of the “Rule of 15.”
  13. List the five activities of the LEAP Program.
  14. Name eight evaluations of LEAP.
  15. Name and discuss the four risk categories established by LEAP exams.
  16. Define and discuss “team care”.

Important Information to receive your Certificate of Completion:

YOU MUST SUBMIT A SURVEY TO RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE!

After completing the Module Quiz with a passing score, you should be automatically directed to the Survey. In the event you are interrupted or that doesn’t happen, click here to go to the Survey.

Your Certificate(s) of Completion for the Theory Modules will be emailed to the address you submit on the Survey form – please add “[email protected]” to your email contacts so your Certificate will not be filtered.

  • If you have taken all 10 modules of this Program, you will have earned 25 Contact/CE hours.
  • If you took this Module as a stand-alone course, it is credited 2 Contact/CE hours.

You must submit your Certificate of Completion to your professional licensing or oversight organization. If you need us to provide you with supporting materials (ex: a course outline) please contact us by email. Prof-Ed will not send notices regarding your attendance to anyone but you.

 We would greatly appreciate your feedback on the Survey as well as leaving us a review:

Click here to leave a testimonial about your learning experience at Prof-Ed. (“Create your own review.”)
Click here to leave a review about this course, “Assisting in Clinical Foot Care.” (scroll to bottom)

 

Assistants Module 5 – Medical Exam and Assessment of the Feet

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To complete this Module – Answer the Study Questions, then take the Module Quiz.

Module 5 Study Questions

  1. Name several assessment skills an Assistant must have when taking health histories from patients.
  2. Name three assessment components of a Routine Foot Exam and discuss the goals of each.
  3. Name five assessment tools commonly used in foot care exams.
  4. Discuss each component of OPQRST.
  5. Name five disposable items used specifically for foot care treatments.
  6. Name five typical changes in the foot due to age.
  7. Discuss what needs to happen in regard to the potential for ulcers vs. the actual presence of ulcers.
  8. Discuss the four evaluative risk classifications that must be established:
  9. Wound classification (if wound(s) present)
  10. Infection classification
  11. Ulcer classification
  12. Risk of ulcer potential
  13. Discuss vascular dysfunctions and their implications in foot assessments.
  14. Discuss edema and its implications in foot assessments.
  15. Discuss the role nutrition plays in foot health.

Important Information to receive your Certificate of Completion:

YOU MUST SUBMIT A SURVEY TO RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE!

After completing the Module Quiz with a passing score, you should be automatically directed to the Survey. In the event you are interrupted or that doesn’t happen, click here to go to the Survey.

Your Certificate(s) of Completion for the Theory Modules will be emailed to the address you submit on the Survey form – please add “[email protected]” to your email contacts so your Certificate will not be filtered.

  • If you have taken all 10 modules of this Program, you will have earned 25 Contact/CE hours.
  • If you took this Module as a stand-alone course, it is credited 4 Contact/CE hours.

You must submit your Certificate of Completion to your professional licensing or oversight organization. If you need us to provide you with supporting materials (ex: a course outline) please contact us by email. Prof-Ed will not send notices regarding your attendance to anyone but you.

 We would greatly appreciate your feedback on the Survey as well as leaving us a review:

Click here to leave a testimonial about your learning experience at Prof-Ed. (“Create your own review.”)
Click here to leave a review about this course, “Assisting in Clinical Foot Care.” (scroll to bottom)

 

Assistants Module 4 – Skin and Nail Conditions in Foot Care

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To complete this Module – Answer the Study Questions, then take the Module Quiz.

Module 4 Study Questions

  1. Name and discuss 5 commonly presented skin conditions.
  2. Discuss Tinea Pedis, the names of the different types of symptoms, the causes, symptoms and treatment, and why it is dangerous for the immunosuppressed patient.
  3. Name the types of MRSA, their development, how it jumped barriers, and why it is especially dangerous to immune-suppressed patients.
  4. Describe the development of an ulcer under a callus, how it is discovered and the treatment following discovery.
  5. Name the difference between a nail avulsion and matrixectomy and their resulting growth patterns.
  6. Describe the debridement treatment of a nail, why it is performed and with what tools.
  7. List five nail pathologies and their etiologies.
  8. Describe onychomycosis, how it is treated, and how it is prevented.

Important Information to receive your Certificate of Completion:

YOU MUST SUBMIT A SURVEY TO RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE!

After completing the Module Quiz with a passing score, you should be automatically directed to the Survey. In the event you are interrupted or that doesn’t happen, click here to go to the Survey.

Your Certificate(s) of Completion for the Theory Modules will be emailed to the address you submit on the Survey form – please add “[email protected]” to your email contacts so your Certificate will not be filtered.

  • If you have taken all 10 modules of this Program, you will have earned 25 Contact/CE hours.
  • If you took this Module as a stand-alone course, it is credited 4 Contact/CE hours.

You must submit your Certificate of Completion to your professional licensing or oversight organization. If you need us to provide you with supporting materials (ex: a course outline) please contact us by email. Prof-Ed will not send notices regarding your attendance to anyone but you.

 We would greatly appreciate your feedback on the Survey as well as leaving us a review:

Click here to leave a testimonial about your learning experience at Prof-Ed. (“Create your own review.”)
Click here to leave a review about this course, “Assisting in Clinical Foot Care.” (scroll to bottom)

 

Assistants Module 3 – Disorders of the Structures of the Feet

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To complete this Module – Answer the Study Questions, then take the Module Quiz.

Module 3 Study Questions

    1. 1. Define and discuss biomechanics.
    1. 2. Name and describe the movements of the feet.
    1. 3. Name five of the bone deformities and discuss their possible interventions.
    1. 4. Name three of the discussed disorders of the feet and potential interventions/treatments.
    1. 5. Name three of the diseases discussed which impact the feet and possible interventions.
    1. 6. Define ROM and explain why it’s an important measurement.
    1. 7. Compare/contrast the differences in Peripheral Artery Disease and Peripheral Venous Disease.
    1. 8. Discuss edema, causes and implications for foot care.
    1. 9. Define and discuss the appropriate application of compression garments.
    1. 10. Name 6 autoimmune-related disorders and discuss how they would affect the health of the feet.

Important Information to receive your Certificate of Completion:

YOU MUST SUBMIT A SURVEY TO RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE!

After completing the Module Quiz with a passing score, you should be automatically directed to the Survey. In the event you are interrupted or that doesn’t happen, click here to go to the Survey.

Your Certificate(s) of Completion for the Theory Modules will be emailed to the address you submit on the Survey form – please add “[email protected]” to your email contacts so your Certificate will not be filtered.

  • If you have taken all 10 modules of this Program, you will have earned 25 Contact/CE hours.
  • If you took this Module as a stand-alone course, it is credited 2 Contact/CE hours.

You must submit your Certificate of Completion to your professional licensing or oversight organization. If you need us to provide you with supporting materials (ex: a course outline) please contact us by email. Prof-Ed will not send notices regarding your attendance to anyone but you.

 We would greatly appreciate your feedback on the Survey as well as leaving us a review:

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Assistants Module 2 – Structure and Function of the Foot

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To complete this Module – Answer the Study Questions, then take the Module Quiz.

Module 2 Study Questions

    1. 1. Name and point out the anatomical orientations of the lower limbs.
    1. 2. Name two important functions of the foot.
    1. 3. Discuss the difference between pronation and supination.
    1. 4. Name the three segments of the foot and the bones in each.
    1. 5. Name the arches of feet and discuss their functions.
    1. 6. Name the layers of the skin and discuss their unique qualities.
    1. 7. Name the two largest arteries in the foot and describe where they are located.
    1. 8. Name the two largest nerves in the foot and describe their locations.
    1. 9. Name 6 structures of the foot and discuss their function.
    1. 10. Discuss the various joints in the foot and lower limb—function, name, potentials for dysfunction.

Important Information to receive your Certificate of Completion:

YOU MUST SUBMIT A SURVEY TO RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE!

After completing the Module Quiz with a passing score, you should be automatically directed to the Survey. In the event you are interrupted or that doesn’t happen, click here to go to the Survey.

Your Certificate(s) of Completion for the Theory Modules will be emailed to the address you submit on the Survey form – please add “[email protected]” to your email contacts so your Certificate will not be filtered.

  • If you have taken all 10 modules of this Program, you will have earned 25 Contact/CE hours.
  • If you took this Module as a stand-alone course, it is credited 3 Contact/CE hours.

You must submit your Certificate of Completion to your professional licensing or oversight organization. If you need us to provide you with supporting materials (ex: a course outline) please contact us by email. Prof-Ed will not send notices regarding your attendance to anyone but you.

 We would greatly appreciate your feedback on the Survey as well as leaving us a review:

Click here to leave a testimonial about your learning experience at Prof-Ed. (“Create your own review.”)
Click here to leave a review about this course, “Assisting in Clinical Foot Care.” (scroll to bottom)

 

Assistants Module 1 – Rationale and Course Navigation

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To complete this Module – Answer the Study Questions, then take the Module Quiz.

Module 1 Study Questions

    • 1. Name four reasons the elderly may need assistance with their foot care.
    • 2. Name and define three ways an assistant can support their patients.
    • 3. Name and discuss four factors contributing to the need for clinical foot care.
    • 4. Name and discuss levels of care commonly provided to patients by their medical caregivers. Which level(s) can assistants provide in your locale?
    • 6. Define “RFC” and name the tasks included.
      5. Define “Scope of Practice” and state your professional oversight authority.

Note:  this module is REQUIRED as a prerequisite for any (or all) subsequent modules in this course.  There will be no Certificate of Completion issued for this Module. No CE/Contact hours are credited for this Module.

 

These links are the same links referred to throughout the Course “See Module 10”

Click here to download a list of all these links and resources

Click here to download a Schedule of LEAP Levels of Examination

Click here to download the Comprehensive Diabetes Foot Exam – National Diabetes Education Program.

Click here to download the LSU Health Sciences Center – Abbreviated Diabetes Foot Screen.

Click here to download the LSU Health Sciences Center Diabetes Foot Screen.

Click here to download the Annual CDFE Form (Wisconsin).

Click here to download Diabetes Foot Exam – Improving Diabetes & Obesity Outcomes.

Bonus Materials and Resources

Click here to play a short case study video: Plantar Melanoma

Click here to view patient education materials from the American Diabetes Association.

Click here to view tested patient education materials from the National Diabetes Education Program.

Click on the links below to visit the websites for these organizations:

Click here to visit American Diabetes Association

Click here to visit National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Click here to visit National Diabetes Education Program

Click here to visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Diabetes Public Health Resource

Important Information to receive your Certificate of Completion:

YOU MUST SUBMIT A SURVEY TO RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE!

After completing the Module Quiz with a passing score (except for Module 1 – there is a short quiz for demonstration, only), you should be automatically directed to the Survey. In the event you are interrupted or that doesn’t happen, click here to go to the Survey.

Your Certificate(s) of Completion for the Theory Modules will be emailed to the address you submit on the Survey form – please add “[email protected]” to your email contacts so your Certificate will not be filtered.

  • If you have taken all 10 modules of this Program, you will have earned 25 Contact/CE hours.
  • Module 1 is not available as a stand-alone course, it is credited with NO Contact/CE hours.

You must submit your Certificate of Completion to your professional licensing or oversight organization. If you need us to provide you with supporting materials (ex: a course outline) please contact us by email. Prof-Ed will not send notices regarding your attendance to anyone but you.

 We would greatly appreciate your feedback on the Survey as well as leaving us a review:

Click here to leave a testimonial about your learning experience at Prof-Ed. (“Create your own review.”)
Click here to leave a review about this course, “Assisting in Clinical Foot Care.” (scroll to bottom)