Discussion about medical assistants and other healthcare providers

SEN Module 5 – Resources for Entrepreneurial Nurses

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This concludes your studies of “Strategies for Entrepreneurial Nurses.”

To proceed with obtaining your Certificate of Completion, please complete and submit the following Survey:

Survey for Strategies for Entrepreneurial Nurses

This Survey is necessary in order to complete the Certification process in order to claim your CE Contact hours with your state.

SURVEY QUESTIONS - BEST PRACTICES IN FOOT CARE FOR RNs

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Click on the links below to access the downloadable materials mentioned in the module above.

Check Lists

Supplies & Equipment Checklist

Start Up Check List and Timeline

Forms

New Client Questionnaire – pdf

New Client Questionnaire – Word

Physician Authorization Form for Pedicure – pdf

Physician Authorization Form for Pedicure – Word

Brochures

Because We Care – Word

Doctor to Patients – CFCN referral – Word

Postcards

Postcard 2 per page – Word

Salon Signage

Because we care – Word

Because we care – no autoclave – Word

Letters

Letter to Local Media Intro MNT & Safe Foot Care

Letter to Local Media Intro Medi-Pedi

Press Releases

Press Release – Intro FCN

Press Release – Intro New Tech

LINKS & RESOURCES

 Click the links shown here for:

Footlogix

Restorative skin and foot care – follow the link for special pricing for our students on their initial order

Erica’s ATA

Electric files, evacuation systems and bits. Use Coupon Code: ERICA20FEET to get 20% off all bits and implements

LCN-Light Concept Nails, USA

Nail enhancement products, skin care lotions, creams and treatments and Barefoot gel nail line. Use Coupon Code: NCA10 to take 10% off your initial order

SEN Module 4 – Growing Your Business

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SEN Module 3 – New Marketing Strategies

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SEN Module 2 – Setting Up Your Practice

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Click on the following link to access a Time Line for your planning:

Start Up Check List and Timeline

SEN Module 1 – A New World for Entrepreneurial Nurses

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Strategies for Entrepreneurial Nurses

Strategies for Entrepreneurial Nurses

Online Training in Business Development

This program is chock-full of ideas, tools and topics to think about if you are considering a change in your nursing career.

  • It discusses a unique entrepreneurial opportunity for nurses to create a stand-alone practice
  • It gives you the justifications and the methods for obtaining the training needed for this new specialty
  • It’s available entirely online
  • It can be taken at your convenience–time or any place a computer and internet access are available
  • It provides 5 hours of CE Contact Hours (California – check your state for reciprocity)

***Bonus *** Includes 2 hours of Practice Development Consultation to help you develop your new practice plans.

Nurses can be Entrepreneurs

Nurses can take advantage of changing demographics to create a new, interesting career choice – opening their own practice as a Foot Care Specialist

Private or Mobile Foot Care

Some states allow nurses to develop their own treatment practices in Routine Foot Care. The legal parameters are mapped out in the state’s practice guidelines and can provide the freedom and opportunities never before enjoyed in the nurses’ professional lives.

Foot Care of the Elderly

Americans are living longer and the numbers of elderly and diabetics are increasing quickly. Many will be suffering from chronic conditions, such as diabetes and others that require special care of their feet, and the med-surg nurse can be the one providing it.

Bed-bound Patients

Ulcers can occur on pressure point areas, including the heels of the feet, which can progress from no symptoms to an ulcer needing acute care within 48 hours. Patients benefit from a nurse’s assessment, prevention and care of these conditions on the feet.

Long Term Care Patients

Foot care in this setting is critical as poor foot care may allow the development of severe lesions on the feet and legs of patients, with potentials for amputation and death. It is imperative nurses in this setting know foot care to reduce the suffering and morbidity of patients.

Podiatry Offices and Diabetic Foot Care Clinics

Trained nurses can lighten the load for podiatrists and physicians by performing Routine Foot Care and dramatically increasing patient treatment numbers. Many physicians and podiatrists are looking for relief from RFC so they can concentrate on more critical care.

Home Care Nurses

Nurses can perform foot care for home-bound patients. No, or poor, foot care can cause ulcers and other serious infections on the feet. A nurse trained in assessment and Routine Foot Care is providing important prevention and treatment care to these patients.

What do Chronic Illnesses Mean for Your Patients’?

How do these chronic illnesses affect the feet and lower legs of your patients?CIR782 WHO graph

The CDC, World Health Organization and countless others exert a lot of effort estimating the impact of chronic illnesses on today’s world population.  How do these issues affect you and your patients? One direct impact is the care of their feet.

 

Routine Foot Care – is defined by Medicare as the activities of trimming of nails, thinning thickened nails, reducing excess calluses and application of moisture.  These routine acts are often impossible for your patients to perform for themselves….they need your help!

Did you know there are nurses who are trained to safely perform the activities of Routine Foot Care (RFC)…and more!  They are trained to recognize any out-of-normal conditions of the feet and lower legs and make appropriate referrals to physicians when needed. YOU could become one of these nurses.

Often nurses in long term care facilities, home care employment and even floor nurses are the ones responsible for seeing to the feet and nails of their patients. If you are not well-trained and confident in your skills, you might put this type of care off as long as possible…which could be dangerous to a patient. Taking an online course is an excellent introduction to the process of becoming certified in foot care.

Wound Care – is a discipline unto itself. All nurses must be capable of working with wounds, but wounds of the lower extremities have real differences in their healing process. Do you know what is different about wounds of the feet? What should you be aware of when working with a foot ulcer? Are you familiar with the various off-loading therapeutic appliances?  These are topics that are covered in Prof-Ed’s courses.

Neuropathy – is a common side affect of both diabetes and PAD. Did you know not all manifestations of neuropathy are alike? It’s a continuum…from small occasional twinges of sharp pains or “pins and needles” through shooting pains all the way to complete constant burning. And then there’s the loss of sensation…from spots of inability to feel temperature differences to occasional numbness to complete loss feeling of any kind. It’s both too much sensation and not enough sensation.

Do you know the various assessment tools for determining LOPS (Loss of Protective Sensation)?  Helping your patients understand what their neuropathic symptoms mean for their lives is vital.

Foot Care Specialty – is a valuable commodity for your career. The need for this specific skill set is huge…and growing as the “Boomers” are aging. Approximately 25% of Americans have been identified as “Baby Boomers.” This is a huge patient demographic…and they will need help with their feet! Get yourself trained and ready to meet the demand.