** This course is now offered through Zoom. You will receive one single use podiatry kit in the mail to practice your skills. While we will attempt to have this kit to you prior to the start of your course, we can’t guarantee arrival dates.
Learn basic foot care knowledge and skills necessary to function within your health care community setting and skills that coincide with providing routine care in activities of daily living. The course includes providing care within the institution’s scope of practice, the ability to recognize common risk factors and foot problems that require referral to an appropriate health care provider. To receive a certificate, students must achieve a minimum of 80% on the test and attend all instructional hours.
Prerequisites: Participants must be Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses or Personal Support Workers (PSW). Proof of current association status is required upon registration. Tuition may be eligible for funding through the Nursing Education Initiative (NEI). For more information, please contact either the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO) or the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO).
Personal Support Workers (PSWs) are considered an integral part of the health care team. While PSWs are unable to cut or trim the nails of diabetic clients, clients on blood thinners, clients who have certain circulatory disorders or are considered high risk, PSWs can take the Basic Foot Care training to help identify abnormal disorders of the skin and nails. This assessment can result in early intervention and ensures the client gets referred to the appropriate health care providers to receive the care needed.
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