Foot Care Mastery: Foot Care Assessment

February 15, 2023 1:00 pm CST
Live webinar
Foot Care Mastery:  Foot Care Assessment

Foot Care Mastery:  Foot Care Assessment

SPONSORED BY:  Southwest Technologies

Lesson 2 in a Series of 10 

By Nancy Morgan RN, BSN, MBA, WOC

Foot Care Mastery:  Foot Care Assessment

Webinar Topic: Wound Care

CE Credit(s): 1.0

Length: 50 minutes

Webinar Description:       

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.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

  1. Name (3) assessment tools utilized for neuropathy and circulation and learn how LOPS (loss of protective sensation) designates risk and treatment recommendations
  2. Identify three (3) components of care to include in routine management of patient’s feet, skin & nails
  3. Recognize how appropriate footwear is critical for maintaining foot and nail health and learn (3) tips to share with patients

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).