Foot care training - page 15

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   mtendere
    Hi:

    I am very pressed by this posting. Nurses should be able to be self employed. Do you mind sending me the e-mail Anne Neilson. I am in Toronto.

    Thanks
  2. by   bizi
    HI
    For the past 10 years I have operated a small in home foot care service.
    My practice is small about 100 clients....I am an RN.
    I am looking into updating my training as it has been 10 years since I first received CEU's from south carolina....
    Would like to hear about current training classes to help prepare for the certification exam.
    The web site gives many different options, am trying to figure out which path to take.
    I live in the south and am willing to travel for a good course.
    thank you
    bizi
  3. by   shorehamlpn
    In order for me to find training in which to become certified (in Canada) I looked in the yellow pages of my phonebook and looked under Nursing Services which offers FootCare. I found an accredited national agency which offers foot care services. I contacted them and inquired if they offer training, which they did The course is an Advanced & Diabetic Foot Care Course,which a certificate is issued after completion of the 5 days,and writing an exam. The course is very detailed,and well presented. I have no regrets,and would encourage anyone to further persue taking this course.
    I had the option to pay for the course,or sign a contract with them for 1 year of employment, and they absorbed the cost of the course. I signed the contract,as I felt it would be benificial to have others to refer to if I had questions,and or needed direction.
    The course was 5 long days, but well worth every minute. I began holding clinics the very next week.Most clinics have 10 appts. per day...each lasting 45 minutes. I now have 15 clinics per month,approx 60 home clients,and also do approx 100 residents at a local nursing home. I have been so blessed with so many wonderful clients...it has been a very positive experience. In closing, requirements for this course is LPN/RPN or RN.
    Hope this info helps.
  4. by   bizi
    Thank you for your note.
    In the usa we have been getting organized, The certification exam/process began only 3 years ago.(many years of hard work went into that for sure)
    I wonder how many RN's have been certified now.
    Does anyone know a ball park number?
    There are only a handful of training classes available in different parts of the country and it is hard to know which one would be the best one to help prepare you for the exam. It would be nice if it were standardized.
    Some courses look more hands on training than others.
    Since I don't have an office and I travel to patients homes, I would like to correspond with other foot care nurses who travel and discuss those particular challenges being mobile.

    Elizabeth, RN
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Last edit by sirI on Jun 1, '08
  5. by   bizi
    What sanitizing solutions do you use for your instruments?
    I use barbicide plus, it is purple and stains everything!
    It takes 10 minutes and is safe on my foot files too.
    thanks
    bizi
  6. by   bizi
    hi,
    I live in lafayette louisiana.
    I am self employed, have run a small foot care practice for 10 years.
    Have about 100 clients in ecf's and private homes.
    THankfully my husband teaches at the unniversity and carries our benefits, insurance.
    It is my desire to restart this thread and invite other foot care nurses to net work and share their stories here. Becoming a foot care nurse is a needed profession and we need more of them...our society is simply getting older and older.
    I hope that we will be allowed to share ideas and information as that is what this site is about.
    support
    we as nurses need to nurture each other.
    I encourage you to join in.
    respectfully
    elizabeth
  7. by   sirI
    Quote from bizi
    It is my desire to restart this thread and invite other foot care nurses to net work and share their stories here. Becoming a foot care nurse is a needed profession and we need more of them...our society is simply getting older and older.
    I hope that we will be allowed to share ideas and information as that is what this site is about.
    support
    we as nurses need to nurture each other.
    I encourage you to join in.
    respectfully
    elizabeth
    Very good idea. Sharing stories and supporting each other here in this thread is a great idea, bizi. We as nurse entrepreneurs can learn from each other!!!

    All we ask at allnurses.com is that members please comply with TOS regarding advertising/solicitation/self-promotion.

    Look forward to seeing other stories of success...!!
  8. by   footsavvy
    Barbicide is a disinfectant. Each instrument that is used on a client/patient needs to have been sterilized..... by whatever method you choose, liquid, dry heat, or autoclave. Disinfectants are not good enough. You will miss this question on the certification exam!
  9. by   bizi
    hi ,
    then how can the nail salons use it?
    It kills HIV, Staph, Strep, the list goes on and on.
    they have been regulated and liscensed for such care for a very long time?
    thanks for your reply.
    bizi
    I am looking into other options as I am tired of the purple staining everything.
    Last edit by sirI on Nov 14, '08 : Reason: quoted and referred to edited post
  10. by   bizi
    I also wanted to quickly say that I don't perform any invasive procedures, nor do I use a sharp. bizi
  11. by   bizi
    Quote from sirI
    Yes, you may discuss educative entites as long as you do not have ties with these entites and/or solicit the membership.
    so we are allowed to discuss training facilities.
    good.
    thanks bizi
  12. by   sirI
    Quote from bizi
    so we are allowed to discuss training facilities.
    good.
    thanks bizi
    Correct, as long as not self-promotional/advertising in nature.
  13. by   bizi
    Dear Iris,
    What is your business if I may ask?
    bizi

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