Assisting in Clinical Foot Care
Comprehensive Online Foot Care Training for MAs, CNAs, CPMAs and others
Assisting in Clinical Foot Care will boost your career with new skills and training:
- Provides foot care training for Assistants and other Physicians Extenders who work with at-risk patients
- Consists of an introduction and rationale plus topics written specifically for the training of foot care assistants
- Is available entirely online–no travel expense or time away from your job or home
- Can be taken at your convenience–any time or any place a computer and internet access are available
- If you take all 10 modules of this Program, you will earn 25 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.
The Role of the Licensed Assistant in Foot Care
Health care often assigns Assistants with first contact with patients during daily care. They become their patients’ first line of defense. They are first to see advancing infections or conditions, so foot care training is important for this care provider in many workplace settings:
Foot Care of the Elderly
Many of the elderly suffer from chronic conditions and illnesses. These conditions require special care of the patient’s feet to prevent infections and to prevent or interrupt the track toward amputation and death. The MA trained through this program can provide this preventive care.
Hospital Stay Foot Care
Ulcers on the feet and legs of med-surg patients can progress from no symptoms to needing acute wound care in as little as 48 hours. These patients benefit from training in the prevention and care of ulcers on the feet and legs.
Long Term Care Facility Foot Care
MAs, CNAs and others in this setting must know foot care protocols. Performance of daily inspection and care of these patients to prevent progression to the need for acute care. Good foot care can reduce suffering and potential morbidity of these patients.
Podiatry Offices and Diabetic Foot Care Clinics
Only 17,000 podiatrists provide foot care to the burgeoning population of diabetics and elderly in the US. Foot care-trained Assistants can lighten the load for podiatrists and physicians. Assisting in med-surg care and increasing patient treatment numbers in the offices/clinics benefits everyone.
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This is a great program I think all assistants in the medical field should be required to take. We can avoid so many wounds from happening if assistants knew how to properly check the feet.
I have worked with feet for 2 years now and I learned so much that I had never known before. All the information I learned will be used on a daily basis, especially during my clinic days to eliminate any and all foot problems that I can.
Shaylin, you are so right on point--prevention is where the focus needs to be!