Nurse's Foot Care Case Studies for CEs
Because of the limitations imposed by Covid-19, we're currently not able to offer hands-on classes, which are intended to help nurses get practical experience with real patients presenting with a variety of foot conditions that are within your scope of practice. However, that doesn't mean we can't learn and gain valuable insights from real patients. Examining real patients' feet helps us to gain access to a diverse set of examples, and Dr. Julia's evaluation will help you to understand the thought process behind these assessments.
This video is intended for nurses and other providers who are preparing to become certified in routine foot care, whether the goal is to switch into the field or simply add additional skills to the repertoire. This video provides 1.5 Nursing CEs.
This is a downloadable video. We will send you a link for the download shortly after receiving your payment.
To receive 1.5 Nursing CEs, please also complete the
accompanying online test.
The American Foot Care Nurses Association provides foot care certifications for routine care. To become certified via AFCNA, nurses are required to complete 25 hours of CE materials, such as videos, and 20 hours of hands-on training.
To stay certified in foot care, nurses must have a copy of your current nursing license, proof of completion of at least 25 CEs directly related to foot care completed within the 24 month period, and a log of at least 50 hours of client/patient foot care. An additional test will not be required.
All AFNCA continuing education videos are also accepted by the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society as credit.
In this video, you'll learn the right way to identify and approach a variety of unique foot care cases submitted by nurses all over the country. Dr. Julia will examine and give recommendations on each case individually, providing insights into identifying calluses, arthritic toes, pressure lesions, various skin problems and much more. Each case will include her professional recommendations, so you'll also have a chance to learn the various (and correct) applications of padding, urea, hammertoe corrective devices and more.
Dr. Julia will discuss what we, as foot care nurses, can do to help patients who refuse to go to a podiatrist and/or their primary care physician isn't doing enough for them. She'll go over treatments within the scope of your practice and discuss how to use the wealth of free information at dermnetnz.org to help you investigate unique conditions for which you'll need to provide a correct referral.