Assessment and proper care of the feet is an integral part of nursing care of the LPN and has a significant impact on the quality of life of patients/clients. In this course you will review the anatomy, structure and function of the foot, lower leg, nail and skin and understand the factors affecting foot health. You will: identify common foot and nail pathologies, safely use common foot care instruments, assess the high risk client, and review and apply infection control practices.
Throughout this course we will strive to answer questions you may have regarding optimal care of the foot and lower limb. How do we care for the high risk foot? What is the best method of dealing with thick and hard to cut nails? How can I assist clients who have decreased dexterity and mobility in optimally caring for their feet? How can we encourage clients in leading healthy and active lives?
An important aspect of this course is the lab and clinical work place experience where you will practice and hone nursing foot care skills and the use of foot care equipment.
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