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A New Program For Foot Care Nursing Is Available Online

A New Program For Foot Care Nursing Is Available Online

A New Program For Foot Care Nursing Is Available Online Poor or no foot care can cause infections, amputations even death of Diabetics. Professional Education, LLC, is launching a comprehensive Foot Care Program online for nurses. This program requires no travel, no time away from home or work and no specific dates or hours of attendance. It can be the prep program for the exam for Certified Foot Care Nurse, a new specialty nurses can add to their career resume. Professional Education, LLC, has a Foot Care Program for RNs that is entirely online. The program brings their knowledge-base in diabetic foot care to where it should be. Regular and monitored foot care is essential for diabetics and those with other chronic illnesses, and a deficiency in this care can be deadly. Diabetes Mellitus is said to be diagnosed in over 11.2% of men and 10.2% of women over 20 years old, according to the American Diabetes Association, but few nursing schools include more than a cursory mention of care of the feet in their curriculums. No nursing text reviewed had over 1.5 pages of text on the feet and many less than one. A new specialty, Foot Care Nurse (CFCN) now provides the information for nurses to perform appropriate foot care to diabetics and other chronically ill patients. Professional Education's RN Foot Care Program on is a prep class for the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board exam (to become a Foot Care Nurse (CFCN) or can be taken just for added information. This specialty is growing rapidly because of the maturing of our population and the rapid increase in diabetics. A Certificate of Attendance to a prep course and an Internship are required for taking the FCN exam. The exam is taken at nearby test centers. The trend in attaining specialty certificatio Continue reading >>

American Foot Care Nurses Association - Certification!!!

American Foot Care Nurses Association - Certification!!!

DNPs, NPs, BSNs, RNs, LPN/LVNs, PTs, DPTs !!! If you have achieved CFCNCertification thru the WOCN You can apply for "Reciprocal Certification" thru AFCNA!!! *Your Foot Care Nurse Certification credential indicates to yourpeers, patients, employers and to the public, that you arequalified,competent and current in a providing Nursing Foot Care *Preparing for the Certification exam ensures your specializedknowledge and skills are current and comprehensive *Renewing your Certification through continuous learning ensuresthat you stay current with best practice and guidelines *Having a trademarked certification credential after your namevalidates your competency in your area of nursing practice *It validates and confirms your knowledge and skill levels in yourpractice as a Certified Foot Care Specialist *Greater job opportunities as some employers list certification as apreferred qualification *Career advancement and increased responsibilities *Potential for salary differentials and reimbursement ofcertification exam costs ***Click any of the links below for more information: Continue reading >>

Programs | Diabetic Foot International

Programs | Diabetic Foot International

Train-the-Foot-Trainer ( TtFT) Program: How to set up a Step-by-Step Project From Step-by-Step programmes to Train-the-Foot Trainer Courses The spin-off effect of the Step-by-Step (SbS) courses is significant. This programme was successfully first introduced in 2004 and per December 2012 in over a dozen other countries implemented since. Because of its success there is a rapidly and increasing demand for these programmes in countries throughout the world. As a result it was felt that in order to sustain this good initiative a new model had to be adopted, which was robust both financial and in manpower terms. For this reason the Step-by-Step Development and Research Group (SSDRG) of the IWGFD initiated at the end of 2010 the idea of developing the Train-the-Foot-Trainer program; How to set up a Step-by-Step project, aimed to reach more regions in a shorter period and to respond in an efficient way the demands. The first pilot project was held as TtFT course in the SACA (South and Central America) region in Brasilia, Brazil, from 5-8 December 2012. Train-the-Foot-Trainer program, how to set up a Step-by-Step project First TtFT course: participants, faculty, sponsors and observers Given the enormous success in the past decade of the Step-by-Step programs (SbS), the Step-by-Step Development and Research Group (SSDRG) of the IWGFD initiated at the end of 2010 the idea of developing a Train-the-Foot-Trainer program, how to set up a Step-by-Step project, aimed to reach more regions in a shorter period and to respond in an efficient way the demands. As a result the first Train-the-Foot-Trainer (TtFT) course was held in Brasilia, Brazil 5-8 December 2012. This was the first of a series planned to be executed in several regions around the world. General considerations as history Continue reading >>

Diabetic Foot Care Assistants Program

Diabetic Foot Care Assistants Program

Training of certified Diabetic Foot Care Assistants (DFCAss) The IDF DFP / International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) offers proposals for foot care training courses to educate certified Diabetic Foot Care Assistants (DFCAss). It is felt that there is a great need for diabetic foot education to be available in every country. It is therefore recognized that in countries where podiatry does not exist, interested health professionals should be offered a standardized form of diabetic foot care education to implement in their healthcare setting as an adjunct to their professional responsibilities. In the absence of podiatry the need for affordable and practical diabetic foot care education below the level of podiatry has to be recognized by designing suitable programmes to improve care. The courses are not designed to be offered either to podiatrists or be run in countries where podiatrists practice. The exceptions to this are where podiatrists who wish to become Course Leaders will undertake the courses themselves. However it is envisaged that there may be a demand for courses where the few podiatrists there are in practice cannot cope with the number of diabetic foot patients. Successful courses to address local diabetic foot care issues are already in practice in a few countries but with the DFCAss courses offered by the IWGDF working group on Diabetic Foot Care Education (DFCE) the aim is not to detract from courses already in place but offer a standardized international course that any country with no podiatry services can apply to undertake, rather than have to set-up their own individual courses. Please find the full Diabetic Foot Care Education Programme For the training of certified Diabetic Foot Care Assisants in this download . Both in the Czech Rep Continue reading >>

Hands-on Foot Care Training For Nurses | Foot Care Classes

Hands-on Foot Care Training For Nurses | Foot Care Classes

There is separate tuition for each day... But we have 35 new patients each day so you'll get LOTS of great practice!! You will receive a Certificate for 10 Hours of proctored hands-on training for each day that you attend. If you attend 1 day you will receive a total of 10 Hours of proctored training. If you attend 2 days, you will receive a total of 20 Hours of proctored training. If you attend 3 days you will receive 30 Hours of Proctored training. And if you attend all 4 days you will receive 40 hours of proctored training. These hours are accepted by both the WOCN and AFCNA as prerequisites for their foot care certification programs. Nursing Continuing Education contact hours: Completion of 5 hours of pre-class videos - 5 CE contact hours (This is only awarded once even if you attend multiple days) Clinical Practice Session - 10 clock hours - 3 CE contact hours per day attended "Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP15965 , for contact hours as listed above" They are a little over an hour long each. You will receive 5 CNE credits for watching them. Please be sure to watch these videos before coming to the Hands-on Class. It is a necessary prerequisite. These videos are also located at the bottom of this web page in case you would rather watch it there instead of downloading it. The class is from 8 AM to 6:00 PM. So you definitely need to come in the night before. But if there's an outgoing flight after about 8 PM, you can go home that night. (We end at 6:00 and it's about 45 minutes to the airport on a Saturday, much longer on weekdays) The airport is approximately 45 minutes from Issaquah. We have had good comments from students that www.airbnb.com has some GREAT rooms to rent for low cost. Here are direct links to two Continue reading >>

E-footcare Program | International On-line Course For Healthcare Professionals On Diabetic Foot

E-footcare Program | International On-line Course For Healthcare Professionals On Diabetic Foot

International on-line course for healthcare professionals on diabetic foot In Germany healthcare professionals have joined the program In Belgium healthcare professionals have joined the program In Great-Britain healthcare professionals have joined the program In Spain healthcare professionals have joined the program In Slovenia healthcare professionals have joined the program Welcome to this on-line course for the diabetic foot. This is a series of PowerPoint slide sets with video presentations on a number of topics related to the fundamentals of foot examination, risk stratification and basic management including management of simple wounds/ulcers. It has been designed for those who have completed a Train the Foot Trainer course and for those who are involved in the Urgo foundation scheme for junior doctors. This project is realised by the International Working Group on the Diabetic foot ( www.d-foot.org ) in close cooperation with Universit Numrique Francophone Mondiale ( www.unfm.org ). We received an unrestricted grant from Urgo Foundation. Each slide set will have key messages and objectives with the option of undertaking a self-assessment multiple choice question and answer section. Additionally there will be some open questions for those who are be mentored and wish to undertake some reflective practice or further learning. We hope that you find this both instructive and helpful. Further more advanced topics will be added in the near future as well as, hopefully, translation in several european langages. Continue reading >>

Prevention And Managment Of Diabetes Foot Ulcers Certificate

Prevention And Managment Of Diabetes Foot Ulcers Certificate

Thank you for contacting us! If needed, you will hear back within 48-72 hours. Copy right Certified Foot care Nurse .com 2016, all right s reserved Contact us by submitting the registration form and we will contact you regarding payment and log in access to take this online Prevention and Management of Diabetes Foot Ulcers Certificate course Prevention and Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Certificate This online diabetic wound care certificate course is offered in partnership with the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA), and includes information from the Canadian Association of Wound Care (CAWC) regarding prevention and management of Diabetes Foot Ulcers. This course provides an educational framework for health care providers such as foot care nurses and certified foot care nurses (CFCN), to achieve a basic level of competence in the management of diabetic persons with foot ulcerations. As a foot care nursing association, our goal is to collaborate and provide current relevant information on prevention and management of Diabetes related foot health issues that can benefit both client and nurse. Such a course will benefit the foot care nurse providing diabetic foot care in private practice and any health care setting. Treatment strategies including adjunctive therapies The overall aim of this course is to equip the foot care nurse or certified foot care nurse providers with the assessment and management skills required to care for patients with diabetic foot ulcers. As a result, the foot care nurse, upon completion of this course will receive a certificate of completion and will be certified to care for diabetic ulcers. Registered with your nursing association as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Practical Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse working a Cert Continue reading >>

Foot Care Advanced And Diabetes Rn/rpn | Durham College

Foot Care Advanced And Diabetes Rn/rpn | Durham College

This six-day intense program provides theoretical and supervised practical instruction in non-invasive foot care. The role of the nurse in management of the feet in diabetes, prevention and early detection of diabetes complications through careful assessment will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Proof of current RN/RPN Certificate of Competence (bring to first class). In-class practice will be on each other, so please DO NOT cut your toenails for four-six weeks prior to class. The course is six days in total and held on Monday through Friday for the first week and the Wednesday of the next week. Attendance on all days is mandatory. The Friday of the first week will be a clinical practicum held offsite at a local facility. You may purchase the mandatory manual and instruments (approx. $225) from your instructor in class. Day parking rates apply for this class. Once you are registered there is a pre-study package available by email. It is strongly recommended you register early as seats are limited. Tuition includes a $161.55 non-tax deductible fee. Continue reading >>

Foot Care Nurse Course Kamloops

Foot Care Nurse Course Kamloops

To register please send your completeapplication to [email protected] This course is designed for the Registered Nurse, Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse and Nurse Practitioner. Please provide a copy of your current registration by email to [email protected] This is a 45hour intensive program. Class takes place Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am 4:30 pm each day. This course is classroom based with instructor-led theory and daily clinical experience. Independent study is to be completed by the registrant prior to the program start date. The daily clinical portion involves practical application of skills with supervised assessment, performed on clients and fellow students. There are opportunities for client assessment, use of basic and specialized foot care instruments and tools, performance of routine and preventative care, recognizing and managing the high risk foot, and client education. All foot care instruments and supplies are provided for the clinical portion. The business portion of study assists the student to determine employment or private practice. Describe Anatomy & Physiology of the foot in relation to general assessment. Identify various nail and skin conditions, and determine their causes, prevention, and treatment. Identify various structural deformities, and determine their causes, prevention, and treatment. Ascertain the differences between Podiatrists and Pedorthists; understand and recognize the purpose of orthotics, gait analysis and padding/strapping techniques Evaluate client mobility and range of motion (ROM) to prevent injury to the client and practitioner. Identify the High Risk foot (diabetic, vascular insufficient clients) and perform assessment techniques to implement specialized care plans. Apply the theory and prac Continue reading >>

Foot Care Nurse Certification Board - Certification Of Foot Care Nurses

Foot Care Nurse Certification Board - Certification Of Foot Care Nurses

Thank you for contacting us! If needed, you will hear back within 48-72 hours. Copyright [Certified Foot care Nurse.com 2018. All rights reserved. To book a certified foot care nurse please submit form What is a certified foot care nurse, and what is their role in providing foot care services to high risk clients including Diabetics and the Geriatric population? Michelle B. RN wrote: I must say that since I became board certified as a certified foot care nurse with Foot care nurse Certification Board (FCNCB), I have been hired twice by nursing employers who would only hire me because of my certification with FCNCB. I have also had clients contact me many times from the certified foot care nurse directory to provide foot care services. I know that the Foot care nurse Certification Board priority is supporting and promoting certified foot care nurses in providing the highest of foot care nurse competencies standards in basic and advanced nursing foot care. Foot care nursesprovides foot care assessment and treatment in basic and advanced nursing foot care for clients in various health care settings. Certified Foot care Nurse - C.F.C.N is aimed at foot care nurses who have completed a basic and advanced nursingfoot care course which incorporates nursingfoot care competencies in providing Basic and Advanced Nursing Foot care. Certified Foot care Nurses provideassessments and treatment for high risk clientsincluding; the geriatric population, the diabetic clients while using nursing best practice guidelines fordiabetes foot riskassessment,checkingfor peripheral neuropathy, vascular disease, providing health teaching,and treatmentsusing foot care tools and products. These toolsinclude;disposable mono filament testing, cordless dremel or electric drill with disposable abrasive Continue reading >>

Part 1 - Foot Care Nurse Course (theory)

Part 1 - Foot Care Nurse Course (theory)

The Foot Care Nurse (FCN) course is designed for nurses (RNs, NPs, RPNs & LPNs) new to foot care and for experienced Foot Care Nurses who wish to update their knowledge and skills. The course follows a comprehensive, advanced and diabetic nursing foot care curriculum. This curriculum is based on current Best Practice Guidelines andevidence-basedpractice, including competencies from the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017) , which are integrated as exit competencies to the course. This course has an online theoretical component (FCN Part 1) and an in-person clinical mentorship component (FCN Part 2), and is designed to prepare participants to function as a Foot Care Nurse within a health care team. FCN Part 1 is administered by Foot Care Kingston. This portion of the course is completed through online studies and provides information, resources and guidance for theory-based learning. Students are expected to complete online assignments and view pre-recorded webinars from their work/home computer. A 75% course average or higher is required to successfully complete Part1 of the FCN course, which is a prerequisite to start Part 2 of the FCN course. Prior to registering for FCN Part 1, all prospective students are encouraged to read the FCN Part 1 Course Outline and Appendix A for information on course prerequisites and complete course details. For more information about FCN Part 2, please visit the FCN Part 2 (Clinical) page of the Foot Care Kingston website and read the FCN Part 2 Course Outline . Note that students are required to start Part 2 within 12 months of achieving a passing grade from Part 1. Upcoming Foot Care Nurse (Part 1) Course Dates January 15, 2019to April 2, 2019 (early bird tuitio Continue reading >>

Diabetic Wound Management Course | Dwc Certified

Diabetic Wound Management Course | Dwc Certified

Gain the advanced clinical knowledge and confidence to make a significant difference in diabetic wound outcomes in your practice. Becoming Diabetic Wound Certified (DWC) can help you save the lives and limbs of patients in your care. Be inspired and see dramatic improvements in your abilities with this WCEI onsite Diabetic Skin and Wound Management course. Build Your Career While Making a Difference This five-day onsite course leads to Diabetic Wound Certified (DWC) credential through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO) - a qualification that not only boosts your professional career, but can also significantly improve patient outcomes at your facility. In addition to classroom training, you will participate in hands-on labs including total contact casting, diabetic nail debridement, and conservative sharp debridement. Taught by a board-certified DWC instructor , WCEI courses keep students involved and inspired - so new knowledge is not only gained, it is retained and can be immediately put into practice. Benefits of this onsite course include: Quiet, dedicated time out of the office to really focus on wound care training Real, practical and hands-on use of the tools and techniques Opportunities to tackle subjects and ask questions outside the standard course training. Networking with other learners, sharing experiences and social interaction Valuable feedback from the trainer and others in the group Diabetic Wound Care Certified (DWC) Examination Interested in sitting for the DWC certification examination?After registering for the course, you will receive instructions on how to complete the NAWCO exam application and pay exam fees. NAWCO will review your application and determine whether you meet eligibility requirements . The DWC examination, procto Continue reading >>

Taking The Right Steps For Diabetic Feet

Taking The Right Steps For Diabetic Feet

People with diabetes have a tremendous risk for developing a foot ulcer, which is the precursor to most amputations. The lifetime risk can reach 25%. People with poorly controlled diabetes are more likely to experience foot complications. Seemingly minor foot complications can have devastating consequences for people with diabetes. Any change in the sensation, shape or skin integrity of the feet can contribute to deformity, infection, ulceration and, ultimately, amputation. Prevention, early detection and aggressive treatment of complications are crucial. Education is key in preventing diabetic foot complications. Healthcare providers need to emphasize careful control of diabetes, daily foot examination beginning at the time of diabetes diagnosis and proper foot care. This course describes risk factors, such as neuropathy, poorly fitting shoes, infections and Charcot's joint. It also discusses treatment and prevention strategies. The goal of this diabetic foot injury continuing education program is to provide nurses, dietitians, dietary managers, health educators, and physicians with an overview of the incidence, contributing factors, treatment strategies and interventions for diabetic feet. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to: Discuss factors contributing to diabetic foot complications List three approved treatment strategies for managing diabetic foot complications Describe three interventions for diabetic foot care This CE module provides information about an off-label use of a product for a purpose other than for which it is approved by the FDA. This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, health educators, and physicians. Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate cred Continue reading >>

Diabeticfootcourses.org

Diabeticfootcourses.org

The Pisa International Diabetic Foot Course The Pisa International Diabetic Foot Courses are based on the knowledge and structure of treatment offered by the specialised diabetic foot clinic at the University Hospital of Pisa. The courses are used as a basis for building up an international educational network within the area and for raising political awareness of the challenges related to treatment and prevention of the diabetic foot. By combining lectures from different specialists and individual training in the clinic, course participants will gain insight in both the theory of the field and the practical methods used in the clinic. By also focusing on the structure of treatment and guidelines for establishing a diabetic foot clinic, the courses reach out to clinicians as well as hospital department or clinic management. As an overall objective of the courses, the organisers aim to support the implementation of the European consensus on treatment of the diabetic foot, based on the existing guidelines. The 4 day theoretical course & practical training include the following elements: Live Cases from the operating room with interactive audiovisual connection Continue reading >>

Becoming A Certified Foot Care Nurse | Patient Foot Care And Assessment

Becoming A Certified Foot Care Nurse | Patient Foot Care And Assessment

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN I recently had the honor of participating in a meeting of the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB). My role was to assist the Foot Care Committee with the evolution of the exam for certification in foot care nursing. All WOCNCB exams are expanding to a larger format based on the recommendations of the testing industry. The committee worked diligently to assure that item inclusion matched the test blueprint which in turn matched the job analysis that had been completed earlier this year. There is SO MUCH work that goes on behind the scenes to maintain examinations that are worthy of the WOCNCB's "Gold Standard." Participating in this meeting was truly an honor. As one of the members of the original committee for foot care nursing, I could not have been prouder of the progress that has been made in the past decade. In 2004, the WOCNCB answered an increasing demand for a certification in foot care nursing. With the popularity of the certification in wound care and the growing pandemic of diabetes, it was both a timely and logical move. A committee was established and the research and work began in earnest. In January 2005 the first credentials were awarded to those nurses who had completed the didactic and clinical requirements and successfully passed the certification exam. The development of this new exam supported the board's ongoing commitment to assuring patient safety by providing the structure for nurses to become certified. The Certified Foot Care Nurse (CFCN) credential was yet another clear illustration of WOCNCB's long-standing commitment to leading the industry. At the initial meeting of the original committee in 2004, there were very few published resources designed for nurses. Yet, there was g Continue reading >>

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