You will learn the anatomy, structure and function of the nail, foot and skin. You will learn how to identify common nail and skin pathology, as well as structural pathology of the foot and related nursing interventions. You will learn about common instruments used in foot care and how to care for them, utilizing Health Canada’s guidelines. You will learn how to complete a foot assessment and develop an individualized plan of care. The course includes a two day lab where you will practice and demonstrate foot care, nail cutting and basic padding techniques.
Prerequisites: LPN, RPN or RN
Additional costs: Course manual