Best Practices in Foot Care for RNs
Comprehensive Online Foot Care Training for RNs
This program can boost your career or give you new focus!
- It provides foot care training for RNs who work with at-risk patients
- It consists of an introduction and rationale plus five topics written specifically for the training of RNs
- Is available entirely online
- It can be taken at your convenience–time or any place a computer and internet access are available
- Provides 25 Contact Hours of continuing education
Foot Care Nurses are important in the following settings:
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.
Hospital Foot Care
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 Foot Care
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 RNs in this setting know foot care to reduce the suffering and morbidity of patients.
Podiatry Offices and Diabetic Foot Care Clinics
Trained RNs can lighten the load for podiatrists and physicians by performing Routine Foot Care and dramatically increasing patient treatment numbers.
Home Care Nurses
RNs can perform foot care for home-bound patients. No, or poor, foot care can cause ulcers and other serious infections on the feet. An RN trained in assessment and Routine Foot Care is providing important prevention and treatment care to these patients.
Private or Mobile Foot Care
Some states allow RNs 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 RNs’ professional lives.
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Enjoyed the course. Lots of information.
Thanks! We try to provide plenty of tools for you to work with!
Informative course. Would like to be able to print certain slides to use as study guides. I find handouts useful for studying.
Darlene, thanks for your feed back. We do provide lots of downloadable tests/assessments/resources, but we are also working on a Handbook you could keep as a reference.
Helpful overview & review of Foot Care; am already CFCN.
That's good to hear! Thanks for letting us know.
The material is comprehensive.
That's our intent, Janice. Thanks for your input!
It was useful. It seem repetitive in places, but this reinforced the concepts.
Yes, Jackie, the repetition is valuable for some learners. Also, some repetition is incorporating different approaches, but we do appreciate your feedback.
I ran out of my studying time due to holidays and work schedules. The program extended days for me to complete the course. Thank you!
We understand that life happens! Glad you were able to complete the course.
I took this course to become a CFCS. I felt it really covered the needed education to feel confident in taking the certification test. Thank you.
Thank you, Paula--we wish you the best as you seek out this important and much needed certification.
This course took more than 24 hours. Was doing it at a gradual pace. I will still go over the power points again to be able to retain more information.
Akukeng, thank you for your comments. Be sure and utilize the unique "Search" function in every module. Found on the left side of the view screen, you can type in any key word or phrase, and all references in that module will be brought up.
I will receive my CFCN through the WOCN and be able to do nail trimming and foot care in the hospital I work at. It is a very needed service for our inpatients. I would like to be able to print the quizes to study at a later time, or print the slides to study instead of stoping each slide to take notes.
Roxanne, thank you for your comments. Unfortunately, there are some whose actions affect others. In this case we have found our slides being sold by others in the past, so have had to take steps to safeguard our copyrighted material. In addition, since we continually update our programs, we can be assured our students are seeing the latest materials, rather than something old that might be lingering "out there" on the 'net.
This program was thorough. Very good material. Even though some is a refresher, it was still very helpful. Maybe a little more info or pictures on use of the e-file equipment.
Susan, so glad you found the material helpful. We do offer an additional course on use of the e-file in foot care. Here's that link: https://www.prof-ed.com/shop/foot-care-with-electric-files/