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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GREAT PROGRAM!!! Modules were very straight forward and easy to "digest" the information.
Thank you, Nicholas for your input. We do try! Best wishes in obtaining your Certification!
The course was easy to navigate and the information was complete. I will utilize the information I learned in caring for my patients on an everyday basis when providing foot and nail care in the acute care setting. Also, I will integrate what I have learned when performing callus debridement and foot care for diabetic patients.
Thank you for your input, Patricia. We are grateful nurses like you are providing excellent care for your patients' feet.
My employer had me take this course. I will have more education to provide to my diabetic patients and I have a better understanding of what we do and why.
This is wonderful news, Courtney. Best wishes!
I will use the material to make a better foot assessment and to better educate my patients.
Ellen, that is exactly why we created this course! Best wishes in your career!
My ability to perform foot care will be a big help in maintaining and promoting client health.
I am studying to be a Nurse Practitioner. I am a nationally certified Wound, Ostemy and Continence nurse. For a long time I was searching to find a Foot & Nail training course in which will satisfy the requirements wanted by national certification organization to take the national exam. I got in touch with WOCNCB organization to make sure that this course is acceptable. As per the WOCNCB organization director, this nurse foot care course is acceptable and meets all the requirements to pursue the nationally recognized Certified Foot Care Nurse (CFCN) credential. I would most definitely recommend this course to everyone. Also as a clinician, we need to know this information.
Thank you for your kind words, Fariba--it has been a joy going along with your on your journey to becoming a CFCN! Congrats on passing your exam!