This hands on advanced workshop updates knowledge to 2013 Diabetic Guidelines for Foot Care. The student will learn to assess high risk feet with neuropathy, understand treating vascular vs. arterial ulcers using new internationally accepted Clinical Best Practice Guidelines. In labs, you will practice padding and strapping to reduce foot pain. Nail conditions, nail care and nail packing are taught. Uniform or lab coat required for community clinical practice on day three. This three day course will teach the nurse to assess and document high risk feet. It will focus on diabetic feet and Canadian protocols for recognition of ulcers, as well as a full day of experience padding and strapping for purposes of deflection, cushioning and pain relief. Nail packing and reduction of the Rams Horn Nail will be taught and practiced in the clinical experience at a long term care facility. This course will be taught to Health Canada Guidelines. Pre-requisite: RGN 135N and CNO registration number.
Please Note: This course will require all students to provide proof of the two Covid-19 vaccinations to participate in placement.