AFCNA Certification Foot Care for Older Adults
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 6.5 Nursing CEs.
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To receive 6.5 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, we'll discuss considerations nurses must take when embarking on a career in nail care, the in-depth components of toenail care; venous diseases and varicose veins, skin health, musculoskeletal pathologies and more.
This video discusses effective strategies for removing debris, debriding toenails, and how to treat patients with onychomyosis, trauma, ingrown nails and various other toenail conditions. It also provides information for cleaning and sterilization of your equipment, and how to maintain infection control for tinea pedia and candidiasis.
AFCNA provides foot care certification for routine foot care. To receive foot care certification, 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.
Dr. Julia Overstreet is a podiatrist with more than 25 years of experience. During this in-depth video, nurses will be provided with all of the information they'll need to be properly prepared for their AFCNA exam.
AFCNA requires nurses to posses the following foot care skills:
- nursing interventions
- education and referrals
Here, we'll provide plenty of real-life examples to help you learn important nail-related terms you'll be required to know in order to pass your AFCNA exam. We'll outline the importance of understanding peripheral neuropathy and how to spot the signs of peripheral artery disease, and how to provide patients with the proper treatment or referral to another specialist if treatment is outside of your scope of practice.
One of the most important jobs you'll have as a foot care provider will be to be able to effectively assess and mitigate symptoms and conditions in a timely manner before irreversible damage has the chance to occur. We'll discuss how you'll gain the skills to help you make confident decisions as to whether the patient needs specialist intervention or you're able to provide the care the patient needs using your own knowledge.
When you're finished with this video, you should feel more comfortable with toenails and calluses, understand subjective and objective signs of venous disease, be able to spot the signs and symptoms of sensory, motor and autonomic peripheral neuropathy, recognize the signs and symptoms of conditions that can lead to permanent foot deformities, and establish risk of foot ulceration and amputation.
You'll learn how to choose the right test to make the best and most accurate assessments for your patients, implement the proper treatments, and recommend the most appropriate footwear to patients depending on the issues you find.
We'll recommend a variety of essential tools that will be the cornerstone of your foot and nail care equipment and we'll discuss and provide examples for how to use each appropriately. Additionally, this video takes an in-depth look at the aspects of skin care to help prepare you adequately for Foot and Nail Care Certification. These aspects include hygiene, appropriate interventions for hyperkeratotic areas, how to implement off-loading, how to apply padding, how to identify the need for compression therapy, which moisturizers and topical therapies are most effective and how to identify and make recommendations for various skin conditions.