Foot care training - page 19

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   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.
  2. by   HappyD
    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
  3. by   bizi
    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
  4. by   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.
  5. by   bizi
    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!
  6. by   Kayekayrn45
    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
  7. by   bizi
    thank you so much! I will try to figure out how to email her and let her know that I am interested. I am only an RN with out any special certification in another area, hope that is ok for me to take this course?
    bizi
  8. by   Kayekayrn45
    Quote from bizi
    thank you so much! I will try to figure out how to email her and let her know that I am interested. I am only an RN with out any special certification in another area, hope that is ok for me to take this course?
    bizi
    For some reason I can't PM you. Go to the Emory website (WOCN) and click on faculty/staff. I have been corresponding with the 4th person on the page... you can email her that way.
    I don't have any special certification either, but am diabetic and anything regarding diabetes is my "forte." What I learn for myself I just pass it on to my diabetic patients, but really want the certification in diabetic foot/nail care.
  9. by   sirI
    Quote from Kayekayrn45
    For some reason I can't PM you. Go to the Emory website (WOCN) and click on faculty/staff. I have been corresponding with the 4th person on the page... you can email her that way.
    I don't have any special certification either, but am diabetic and anything regarding diabetes is my "forte." What I learn for myself I just pass it on to my diabetic patients, but really want the certification in diabetic foot/nail care.
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  10. by   bizi
    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.

    thank you I was finally able to figure it out.:bowingpur

    I will email the instructor and see when the next dates are taking place.
    For me I would rather the training be later on in the spring.
    This is exciting. Do you know what the costs are?
    Do they have on site housing or you stay in local hotels, I live in louisiana so I would probably drive...???
    Where do you live?
    bizi
    Last edit by sirI on Nov 12, '08 : Reason: TOS
  11. by   bizi
    WEll thank you for allowing me to still be a part of this forum....this is a very rewarding area of service and a great opportunity for small business owners and am happy that all nurses allows us to connect here. so thank you for this.
    bizi
  12. by   sunpurple
    We provide foot care at 10 different locations. How do the rest of you handle cleaning/sterilizing of your instruments - we can see 20 - 25 people in one day at a couple of locations.

    Thanks for your input.

    CFCN in Colorado
  13. by   bizi
    wow that is alot of people!
    I only see about 4 people a day...
    do you have a team full of nurses?
    bizi

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