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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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/
Information was good. There was repetition from module to module. Would like more information on how to treat certain diseases instead of refer to MD.
Recommend inclusion of nurse practitioner when discussing providers to refer to, not only podiatrist and PA.
Alexandra, thank you for your comments. Repetition is one of the learning principles we incorporate to help some learners organize information they take in.
We try to be as inclusive as possible, so will add NPs to the list of referral resources -- thank you for that! As for the treatments, this course is written to accommodate nurses in many locations. Not all have the same privileges, so our stance is to remain conservative in the recommendations we make.
Great program! Very informative. Keep up the good work!
Thank you, Ross. Glad you enjoyed the course!
This is an intense course, or at least it was for me. I have worked in many areas of nursing over the years. A couple of years ago, I was trained to do foot care by another nurse for our community. It has become a skill that I would like to perfect and be certified in. I feel that this course has reoriented me to the foot and what is needed to understand in order to provide good care, as well as pass the certification. The knowledge provided has provided me more confidence in my abilities as I work on my internship. I am definitely considering taking their Entrepreneurial Nurse course next.
Debra, thank you for your comments. It's especially gratifying to us to know you'll be able to utilize the materials as you work with those who need you the most.
Please make the course last longer. I plan to get certified in foot and nail care. I wish the course was available longer.
Daria Ann, thank you for your comments - they allow us to inform the students that we mention in the course a couple of places to request more time if needed. We know life happens sometimes!
It was a great refresher. I think it'll help me with more communication techniques. I also enjoyed the wound care and treatments. I have my own business only providing home visits.
Thanks for your input - although the "listening skills" portion is required for the CFCN Exam, even those who are not sitting the exam have commented they enjoyed it.
I felt this course was well presented with excellent visual text and graphics. The study questions also facilitated learning.
Thank you for your input, Sister Rebecca. We appreciate all your feedback throughout your experience with us here at Prof-Ed.