Foot care training - page 10

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... Read More

  1. by   guest***
    I have finally gotten the material on the FNANA, Foot Nurse Alliance of North America. I am going to try and breathe life back into it. I think it will eventually transform into a real Association. For now it is just a free Alliance to keep nurses networked and provide support. There will be a website up in a few weeks.

    It looks like I will be presenting at the Seattle Conference. They had no nurses on their agenda, Mara was unavailable this year, so I will try and fill her shoes with information on instruments, tools, infection control, and information on starting an independant practice.
    Last edit by sirI on Nov 14, '08
  2. by   4mostuser
    Hi,...I am the person who has been contacting the professors who are teaching foot care courses in the US inquiring about the foot care organizations in the US. I will be very happy to put as much time and effort into getting the organization back on board as needed.

    I am also planning on going to Seattle and if you need additional presenters, I am available. Please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Cheers,
    Eileen

    I have finally gotten the material on the FNANA, Foot Nurse Alliance of North America. I am going to try and breathe life back into it. It looks like I will be presenting at the Seattle Conference. They had no nurses on their agenda, Mara was unavailable this year, so I will try and fill her shoes with information on instruments, tools, infection control, and information on starting an independant practice.
    Last edit by sirI on Nov 14, '08
  3. by   guest***
    I talked with the one in charge of the program today and she is open to possibilities for nurse presenters. Regarding FNANA- there is a project that really needs to be done someday, you may want to give it a shot. EVERY board of RN for every state needs to be emailed and requested to submit in writing the portion of their nurse pracitice act that addresses foot care. I hope to get this done and post this on my website so every nurse from every state knows exactly where he/she stands in regard to foot care.
    Last edit by sirI on Nov 14, '08 : Reason: please do not post email addresses.. please put the info here on our website for our users
  4. by   guest***
    Just to let you know. The course in Seattle is non-profit and I am speaking for free. This was not an advertisement. There is a company paying my airfare there and that is all. I am taking a loss so I can share free information with other foot nurses.
    Laura
  5. by   Tutti
    Laura,

    Is this the same conference you attended a few years ago and did not like because it was run by Podiatrists? I was just wondering if maybe this is a different one going on in Seattle.
  6. by   Summers
    Tutti, Three of us are planning on attending the Seattle Conference and would like to know if you know of a good place to stay close by and is inexpensive. Please let me know. Thank you , Robin
    Quote from Tutti
    Laura,

    Is this the same conference you attended a few years ago and did not like because it was run by Podiatrists? I was just wondering if maybe this is a different one going on in Seattle.
  7. by   Tutti
    Summers,

    I hate to admit that I don't really know what is in that area for hotels. I avoid the downtown area as much as possible. It's just too busy for me. However, Susan Scanlan, the Director of the Podiatry Association will give you some names of places you can stay and I'm sure they would be decent and inexpensive. Sorry that I'm not much help there.

    Nightengale,

    You don't need a WA license. They don't actually do a clinical session. They will suggest that you shadow a podiatrist for so many hours, and they will actually put that you have done so on your certificate. At least, that's how it was done last year. There will be nurses attending from many different states. I plan on going this year as well. It would be fun to meet with you all! Do you think we will find eachother?

    Have a great day!
  8. by   Tutti
    I was wondering how many of us are planning on attending the Seattle conference? I am looking forward to it this year. I've gone almost every year for the past 4, but Dr. Scanlan said it would be about 80% different than in past years.

    Anyone going?

    ~Tutti~
  9. by   lilrascal
    Just dropping a note to let anyone and everyone know that I will be attending the class in WI Oct. 21st and 22nd. I'll let everyone know what it's like if interested. I've already heard great reviews, but I'll be able to tell you first hand. So, talk with you all later. Lilrascal in WI







    Quote from kernow
    Thanks to all for the replies. I did also consider lookig into beauty schools if nothing else came up and at this point that might be my only option. I'll wait anxiously for LoisJean's video release!
    The course in Wisconsin is offered via the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, through the continuing Ed dept. www.uwec.edu/ce/healthcare.htm. It looks great, a two day course, first day all theory and the second clinical, jsut the type of thinkg I'm looking for!! Anyway if anyone knows of any other schools that offer anything let me know. I am broadening my search to Canada, they seem to have more courses for nurses along these lines and I live in the part of NY that borders Ontario so maybe I'll have some luck there!
  10. by   Summers
    Hello Tutti, Three of us will be attending the Seattle Conference. First time for all of us. We are all RN's (one a wound specialist, one a Cert. Diab. Educ., & one a Clinical RN). Hoping to start our foot clinic in January 2005. Talk to you later. Robin
    Quote from nightngale1998
    Tutti:

    I thought I would go but had a change of plans due to family constraints.

    Please let us know how it went. I did get to talk with Dr. Scanlan and found her to be enthsiastic and very helpful.

    night
  11. by   ehresources
    Hi. I was just wondering how the seminar went. I was just reading over the last few posts and was struck with something...how can you do footcare after this course if there is no practical component? I don't want to put it down and sound negative but it has been my experience that when you are learning a hands-on skill, you need hands-on practice. With the complexity of the clients I see, I can't imagine feeling competent without some supervised practice. I teach a foot care course and handling the tools and being able to do a good job takes practice. It takes the students a few clients and lots of adjustments to get used to it. Just a few thoughts...



    Quote from Summers
    Hello Tutti, Three of us will be attending the Seattle Conference. First time for all of us. We are all RN's (one a wound specialist, one a Cert. Diab. Educ., & one a Clinical RN). Hoping to start our foot clinic in January 2005. Talk to you later. Robin
  12. by   Tutti
    The seminar is actually not until early November. I wouldn't expect anyone to be able to go out and set up shop for foot care after just going to this seminar. It is more lectures than anything else. I went on to get hands-on training after the seminar and continue to go to this seminar every year to keep up on stuff. It's a good informational seminar. It is also a good place to connect with other Nurses who already practice foot care. There is so much to learn before you actually do work on feet. I know what you mean, it took me a long time to become confident enough to feel like I really knew what I was doing. There are Nurses here in this group who are having a hard time finding a place to learn hands-on. There seems to be a shortage of courses to take in the U.S. I know we cannot post any solicitation here, but I would be interested where you are located.
  13. by   Summers
    Hello Tutti, Our wound specialist has been performing foot care for many years and at this time our outpatient clinic offers free foot care for the other RN's to practice. We formed a foot care clinic committee this last year, (hosp. staff, home health staff, wound specialist, & interested RN's) & have acquired a providers number for billing, we are collaborating with the Oregon Diabetes Coalition, who are supplying us with foot care kits, our hospital supports us and the community assist. living facilities as well as our local community are looking forward to our service's. We are looking forward to talking with other foot care nurses.
    Quote from Tutti
    The seminar is actually not until early November. I wouldn't expect anyone to be able to go out and set up shop for foot care after just going to this seminar. It is more lectures than anything else. I went on to get hands-on training after the seminar and continue to go to this seminar every year to keep up on stuff. It's a good informational seminar. It is also a good place to connect with other Nurses who already practice foot care. There is so much to learn before you actually do work on feet. I know what you mean, it took me a long time to become confident enough to feel like I really knew what I was doing. There are Nurses here in this group who are having a hard time finding a place to learn hands-on. There seems to be a shortage of courses to take in the U.S. I know we cannot post any solicitation here, but I would be interested where you are located.

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