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Footcare Workshop for Personal Support Worker

Course Description:

A 2-day workshop that provides theoretical and supervised clinical instruction in the provision of basic foot care which restricts footcare to non-invasive measures.  Emphasis will be on identification and early recognition of foot problems requiring further assessment and referral to other regulated care providers.


Certificate in Personal Support Worker. Nursing Student

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the workshop, participant will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge in the scope of basic nursing footcare practice.
  • Integrate the knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the foot and lower leg in the early identification of foot problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assist the registered nursing staff in obtaining a holistic foot health assessment of the client.
  • Provide basic footcare interventions within the scope of PSW role and the policies and procedures of the agency or facility.
  • Refer clients needing further assessment and interventions to Registered Nursing Staff. Physician, Foot
  • Specialist/Chiropodist, and other disciplines.
  • Instruct clients regarding foot health maintenance and prevention of foot problems.
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