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  1. Do nurses need any special qualifications to start a foot care business? I already have a business license and provide community health services and case management. I'm finding some need to refer to foot care nurses though and it got me thinking that maybe I could add that to my business plan. I've done simple foot care and lots of diabetic wound care. So assessing feet i'm comfortable with. We did a short foot care clinic while I was in nursing school and I've had some lectures on it more recently. Is it necessary to be certified if I just stick to more simple foot care (I don't want to use electric tools, I'll refer anyone who needs that to podiatry). Appreciate any input.
  2. Hello, I'm wondering what the current practice is for low profile g-tubes. I have 1 client with a Mic-key and another with a Bard Button. The Mic-Key booklet says to check tube placement before using the tube each time. It's pretty easy to do because the stomach contents just back up in the extension tube each time we hook it up. For the Bard Button though, it won't work. I've heard it has a one way valve, so does that mean we can't check for stomach contents or even check for residuals? I'm training caregivers to do the tube feeding and I've been telling them to check for placement, but it's impossible with the Bard button. is there something wrong with it or is it not possible? Thanks for any help.