Foot care training - page 9
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
Jun 16, '04Quote from TuttiThank you, SummersSummers,
The link to the seattle class is www.wspma.org . You can find all of the information on the seminar there. It will be held November 5-6 this year. Hope this helps. Good luck!
Jun 19, '04Hi...does anyone know of a foot care nurse association or organization in the US? I know there are several in Canada, but the foot care nurses in the US seem to work in isolation. Any one interested in starting an organization?
Jun 19, '04About 7-8 years ago a woman (one of the original pioneers of foot care nursing in the US) named Jane Kelly started an association called F.N.A.N.A. FOOT NURSE ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA. (pronounced fananna) Her husband was very ill and she was nearing retirement so she passed the presidency of this association on to two nurses in Arizona. The association has been in a sort of suspended animation for the past 2 years. These nurses have been so busy with their own business that they have had little time to deal with the association. I think there are about 35 members.
I will be meeting with these nurses in August, when I move my daughter to Tuscon to go to college. We will discuss reviving the association. I believe starting a real association is sort of a big deal, lots of red tape, and since it has already be done, it would be a shame to have to go thru all that again if we do not have to.
I will be taking this information back to the foot and nail exam committee when we meet again in Kansas City MO. in October. We all know that an association is needed and if this one is no longer active, then the committee will be dealing with starting one. The WOCNCB is well connected and will know how to properly do this. So I would advice you to hang in there until October and see what happens after this meeting. There is a benefactor of sorts, who may be donating resources for this.
We will also be discussing a website devoted strictly to foot care nurse where nurses can freely discuss anything on their mind, including who they are, what their business are, and how their business might help others who need their services.
So there will be a lot of news regarding the future of foot care nursing in late October. There will also be discussions of mass trainings for foot care nurses. It is too premature to say anything more about the trainings. I will let you all know, when I know. Hang in there!
Jul 2, '04I think I have sucessfully uploaded the only form I have on WORD that might be useful. I have not used it, but after looking at it again, may consider adding it to my charting. Hope it helps.
Jul 2, '04I would like to know where the closest educational classes in Canada (from way of Oregon) is and any information on becoming certified as a RN in foot care. Could someone direct me ? Thank you, Robin
Jul 3, '04Could I have Anne Nelson's email address. I am looking for foot care education and certification. Thank you Robin
Jul 3, '04Quote from SummersSummers,Could I have Anne Nelson's email address. I am looking for foot care education and certification. Thank you Robin
I'm not sure where the closest course might be to you. I'm in washington state and would have loved to just have been able to make a run up to Vancouver, CA. I ended up in Ontario however, and that is where I found Anne Nelson. I think I know her e-mail address, but before I post it, I think I will just double check it first. I do know that canada has many different courses for nurses to take, so you would think we could find one closer to you. Anne might even be able to point you in the right direction. Also, I'm sure you have read Laura's posts about the upcoming certification course in the U.S. So far this is the only one I have heard of in the U.S.
Jul 3, '04Just to let everyone know, I have e-mailed what I believe to be Anne Nelson's and am waiting for a response. I will post again when I hear from her.
Has anyone done a search for courses in canada? I've done many searches, and it seems like I get results for canada, but it seems like they are all around the Ontario area. I will try again and see what I come up with.
Jul 5, '04Hi, All.....glad to see interest in foot care is growing. I just returned from a two part course in Abbotsford, British Columbia....near Vancouver. The course was taught by Susan Tremble, a very professional foot care expert nurse. There is a basic two day program and then a three day advanced program. The program was offered through University College of Fraser Valley (can be found through a Google search). The three day course has an exam and clinical observation. The material is extensive and you feel very confident after completion.
I live in Bucks County, PA. If there are any foot care RN's in my area, I would love to hear from you.
Check the WOCN website for for updates on the Certification exam to be available next year.
Jul 5, '04Quote from nightngale1998Greetings.....I enjoy the Senior Centers. My initial contact is to volunteer to do a presentation, usually only 1/2 hour. From there, I begin foot clinics once or twice a month. I find that I am well received. I charge a discounted rate if there are more than 2 people at the clinic....appointments are made in advance. The centers and the program directors handle all the details, I just show up with my equipment.Eileen:
Thanks for the update. How is it going with your work going at the Senior Centers? I am particilarly interested as I am planning on doing the same starting this month.
Jul 5, '04Hello. If you are close to Ontario then there are some courses there. I teach one at the local college in Ottawa. I don't want to solicit so I will only refer you to their website which is www.algonquincollege.com. There are exciting things happening with the program. I'd be happy to give you any info you need. (I hope I haven't broken any rules...I apologize profusely if I have)
Quote from kernowThanks 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!
Jul 5, '04I'm redoing my assessment form. When I finish it I would be happy to share.
Quote from nightngale1998Would anyone care to share their documentation on Initial Assessment Questions to ask?
Anyone have anything on Word that they could download here for reference? It is very easy, if you have not tried it already, to upload an attachment on this Nursing Board; Let me know if you need help doing so.
Jul 6, '04Hello everyone!
Ann Nelson gave me permission to post her e-mail address. She is in Ontario, Canada, and teaches foot care to nurses in the college setting, and also does private teaching. She has her own foot care clinic out of her home as well as going to facilities, churches, and private homes. She is great!
Have a great day!
*note Please don't post email addresses "out in the open." PM Tutti for the address. Thanks for understanding.
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