Best Practices in Foot Care for RNs

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RN Foot Care Program

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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