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***COMING SOON*** Education Opportunities 

In association with Foot Canada Training

Canada’s most popular and trusted foot care nurse curriculum, the Foot Canada Training Curriculum uses the CAFCN National Competencies as Clinical Performance Standards and is compliant with the IPAC Canada Position Statement 2019, and is updated annually.

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On-site Clinical Foot Care Nurse Course

The Onsite Foot Care Nurse Clinical course (formerly FCN Part 2) is a 43 hour+/6 day mentorship and clinical course for nurses who have successfully completed the Online Foot Care Nurse Theory course and are ready to practice their Foot Care Nurse skills onsite with the guidance and supervision of a Foot Care Nurse Educator. The course uses the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses’ National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017) as Clinical Performance Standards and teaches a comprehensive, advanced and diabetic nursing foot care curriculum, which follows current best practice guidelines and evidence-based practice.

The curriculum for FCN Clinical was developed by Foot Canada Training and is administered by Foot Care Nurse Educators, colleges and universities who have a license to access and use Foot Canada Training’s curriculum. Education providers teach and administer FCN Clinical independently from Foot Canada Training. Each education provider has access to the same standardized peer-reviewed education guidelines and suggested Onsite FCN Clinical Course Outline.

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On-site Clinical Refresher Course

The FCN Clinical Refresher course is an 8 hour in-person clinical mentorship and evaluation course designed for experienced Foot Care Nurses (RN’s, NP’s, RPN’s & LPN’s) who wish to challenge and update their knowledge and skills in advanced and diabetic nursing foot care. The curriculum was developed by Foot Canada Training and is based on the FCN Clinical course. The course uses the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses’ National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017) as Clinical Performance Standards and teaches a comprehensive, advanced and diabetic nursing foot care curriculum, which follows current best practice guidelines and evidence-based practice.

The FCN Clinical Refresher course is administered by Foot Care Nurse Educators, colleges and universities who have a license to access and use Foot Canada Training’s curriculum. Education providers teach and administer the FCN Clinical Refresher course independently from Foot Canada Training. Each education provider has access to the same standardized peer-reviewed education guidelines and suggested FCN Clinical Refresher Course Outline.

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Advanced Foot Care Nurse Skills Workshops

These 1 day Advanced Foot Care Nurse Skills workshops are intended for nurses who have previously completed Foot Canada Training’s Online Foot Care Nurse Theory course and Onsite Foot Care Nurse Clinical course or have equivalent training. The workshops are designed to increase nursing foot care skills and competencies using a blend of theory and skills practicum and use the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses’ National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017) as Clinical Performance Standards.

  • Diabetic Foot Care Management
    Areas of focus include: a review of current diabetes management best practice guidelines, exploring different diabetic risk assessment tools,testing the loss of protective sensation with the use of a tuning fork and monofilaments, exploring and practicing client-centered interviewing techniques and goal setting for persons with diabetes.

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) & Ankle Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI)
    Areas of focus include: a review of PAD’s relevant best practice guidelines, definition, causes, risk factors, common signs, prevention strategies, management, and complication; exploring and practicing different PAD assessment and diagnostic tools;exploring current ABPI theory; and practicing different health teaching and ABPI techniques.

  • Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC)
    Areas of focus include: a review of best practice guidelines across Canada for ‘sterile to the point of use’ foot care instruments, reprocessing options, medical devices designed for humans, 5 steps of instrument management, purchasing instruments and a variety of audit tools; a tour of an instrument reprocessing facility;and a hands-on practical to set up a clinic, IPAC documentation and sterilizing foot care instruments using best practice guidelines with the use of autoclaves, ultrasonic cleaners, incubators, biological indicators, chemical indicators and sterile pouches.

  • Podiatry Instrument Skills
    Areas of focus include: a review of best podiatry practices for industry regulations, purchasing podiatry instruments, equipment and supplies, features, manufacturer’s instructions, warranties, calibration, audits, uses, risks, and reducing risks; practice proper care, maintenance and clinical applications techniques for autoclaves, supplies and podiatry instruments such as nippers, scissors, files, rotary burs and scalpels.

  • Private Practice
    Areas of focus include: a review of current best practice standards and guidelines in Canada for nursing foot care private practice and for setting up a business including professional consultants, bookkeeping, marketing, advertising, licenses, types of businesses; explore different self-assessment tools to identify individual and professional strengths and risks; develop a business plan draft and an individualized action plan for a successful private practice.

  • Wound Care
    Areas of focus include: a review of wound care best practice guidelines, scope of practice, skin structure and function, normal wound healing, etiology versus cause, classification, assessment, cleansing, and prevention; followed by several practical sessions of wound assessments, cleansing and dressing applications for lower leg wounds such as acute, chronic, pressure, venous, arterial, ischemic, diabetic and mixed ulcers.

  • Padding & Orthotics
    Areas of focus include: a review of padding & orthotics best practices and resources in Canada, scope of practice and several practical hands-on sessions involving assessment of biomechanics, gait analysis, proper fitting of footwear, over-the-counter orthotics and padding products, as well as fitting and fabrication of custom orthotics, padding and digital molds.

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