Does anybody know the order for diabetic foot care for Nclex???

  1. Lotion, nail clipping, wash feet, file nails? What comes first ?
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  3. by   Xaldin4life RN
    im wondering also
  4. by   eLeVatioN
    Which would you do for your own nails and why?
  5. by   Xaldin4life RN
    for me I would clip my nails, then file it, then wash it. After that I would lotion it. Im not sure if this is the right answer, but thats how i do it. Anyone else?
  6. by   eLeVatioN
    What are the risks related to foot care for a diabetic patient?
  7. by   Xaldin4life RN
    asking vague, snide questions like those, arent really helping...just saying. Knowing the risk doesnt mean you will know the exact correct order >_>
  8. by   JetadoreSteph
    Take Care of Your Toenails

    Cut toenails after bathing, when they are soft. Trim them straight across, then smooth with a nail file. Avoid cutting into the corners of toes. You may want a podiatrist (foot doctor) to do it for you.
    Don't cut cuticles.
  9. by   Supr760
    Care should be provided by a podiatrist, especially cutting the toenails. That's NCLEX and Saunders, Uworld.
  10. by   Supr760
    Quote from eLeVatioN
    What are the risks related to foot care for a diabetic patient?
    Risk for bleeding, use of lotions and creams can cause skin breakdown....

    Avoid testing water with toes due to burn risk...
    pat feet dry with towel, do not rub.

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