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Foot Care Assessment
Lesson 2 of 10 Foot Care Mastery Course
By Nancy Morgan RN, BSN, MBA, WOC
Webinar Topic: Foot and Skin Care
CE Credit(s): 1.0
Length: 50 minutes
Healthy feet and nails are significant aspects of every patient’s overall well-being but are often overlooked during medical exams. It is essential to offer a holistic approach to patient’s health assessment encouraging patient to be proactive in their care foot and nail health care. However, high risk patients will require a focused, comprehensive foot and nail assessment, specific interventions, and on-going support. Early detection of any changes in feet and nails affecting mobility, sensation, and balance can help prevent further complications, especially in the aging population. Utilize assessment tools to aid in determining severity of problem(s) and refer to specialist as needed. Education is a vital component of all patients’ plan of care including appropriate footwear and socks. Reinforce information specific to each patient’s need with verbal explanations, demonstrations, and written material.
Upon completion of the program, the participant will be able to:
Nancy Morgan Wound Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing-Continuing Education Provider license/certification number 17756. 1.0 Contact Hour (s).