Foot care training - page 24

I have been interested in starting a foot care service for some time now and after reading posts from LoisJean feel this is something I can do. I would like to start out by receiving some kind of training but cannot find anyone... Read More

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    Quote from HappyD
    I found this site by Googling foot care nursing. I have been thinking about where I would like my career to go in the next 5 years. I have most of my nursing experience in home care and I realized that I really like doing foot care. Just something about a neat completed task that gets me revved. I would like to start out doing foot care privately, part time until I can become certified and build up clientele. Does anyone have experience in starting out? If so, is there any advice with where I should start?
    It may take a while but I suggest you read thru this entire thread if you have not done so already.

    Start researching your state RN scope of practice, there may be directives in place as far as your particular educational requirements and guidelines...
    there are different ways to obtain training, through schools, individual training, there is a certification process as well.
    Feel free to contact me...I have a small in home practice.
    I wish you much luck working with the elderly is very rewarding.
    bizi
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    Quote from woundrnva
    Hey fellow nurses,

    I just joined this site and have been reading several different posts. It was really strange that I found this site because I am a Wound Care Certified nurse who is thinking about opening a foot care business for private pay. Any ideas or suggestions? I currently have an LLC Wound Care Consulting business and I am thinking about venturing further out to help a lot of my little patients who just can't find anyone to cut their toenails and help check their feet for problems. I do this all the time for free and thought, Why not add it to my current business. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!!
    Great to see you and wonderful that you already have your own business!
    Adding on foot care to your practice should be quite simple.
    You need to check with your state board of nursing for there may already be directives in place for foot care.
    also read thru this entire thread if you have not done so already.
    feel free to contact me....
    bizi
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    Hello, This is my first thread on this site.I am a wccn, wanting to become a cfcn.Does anyone know where I could obtain info on classes offered in the Chicago area?I've been to the Wound,Ostomy Continence Nurse website, not much info I could find.Any info would be appreciated.
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    I would recommend reading thru this entire thread if you have not done so already.
    This is an exciting field and much needed, check with your state board of nursing to find out specific requirements, protocals directives that may already be in place.
    I wish you much luck in the future...let me know if I can help you.
    bizi
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    Thanks bizi.I did read the thread.There is alot of info,just not as easy to find courses like it was for my wcc.I simply want more knowledge to take better care of my patients needs.I am already looking into my state podiatry board.Thanks for the quick response.
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    Thanks Bizi, I have been looking at some education options to get my certification. I will definitely check with my board to see what they recommend. thanks again
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    Quote from mlswcc2008
    Thanks bizi.I did read the thread.There is alot of info,just not as easy to find courses like it was for my wcc.I simply want more knowledge to take better care of my patients needs.I am already looking into my state podiatry board.Thanks for the quick response.
    No you need to look at your rn state board...in my state there is a 3 page directive on foot care for nurses....your state may have the same directive in place, when I lived in arizona there was not any guidlines or directives in place so it is different for each state.
    sorry if I was unclear about this.
    bizi
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    Emory University in Atlanta, GA has a Diabetic foot/nail course that is sponsored by their WOCN department. Go to www.surgery.emory.edu/wocnec/programs.html..... sometimes finding the link to the course is hard to find but search around the WOCN site and you should find it. They have a course every quarter or so. I'm planning on attending the next one... whenever that will be... hopefully in January.
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    Quote from Kayekayrn45
    Emory University in Atlanta, GA has a Diabetic foot/nail course that is sponsored by their WOCN department. Go to www.surgery.emory.edu/wocnec/programs.html..... sometimes finding the link to the course is hard to find but search around the WOCN site and you should find it. They have a course every quarter or so. I'm planning on attending the next one... whenever that will be... hopefully in January.
    I saw the brief info about the 2 day course but did not see the actual class date of the class, could you post more info on this?
    thanks bizi
    I would love to go to this!
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    I am keeping in touch with one of the instructors there and she emailed me yesterday to tell me that they have not scheduled the course as of yet but that she would email me when they do. Just a suggestion... they need at least 6 people for the class to take place and that's why the Nov. class was cancelled. If others email the instructors maybe they will hurry up and schedule another class soon. They take no more than 12 students at a time. I've heard it is a good class that really helps prepare you for the certification exam.

    For those of you who don't know what I am talking about... Emory University in Atlanta, GA has a Diabetic Foot/Nail Course sponsored by the WOCN department.
    www.surgery.emory.edu/wocnec/programs.html
    Last edit by sirI on Nov 11, '08 : Reason: please do not post names on the public boards
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