Advanced Foot Care Program

Comfort Your Soles Professional Foot Care London ON

Mission Statement: To empower the participant with the comprehensive understanding of the theory and practical expertise to succeed in the foot care industry.

The North American School of Podology is an organization headed by foot care specialists including doctors, nurses, IC specialists, chiropodists, pedorthists, nail techs, and estheticians. The organization is dedicated to offering the most current and leading edge foot care education available today.

FOOT CARE AS A PROFESSION

  • 85% of the adult population has a foot or foot-related problem
  • Foot care treatments are changing – Important to take continuing education & stay current in the foot care profession
  • Exceptional career opportunities

The curriculum is based on current Best Practices for Cleaning, Disinfection, & Sterilization. The CAFCN National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada material will be distributed and discussed in class.

COURSE OUTLINE – 2 WEEKENDS – HOURS PER DAY

FRIDAY – 5pm – 9pm – one 30 minute break
SATURDAY – 9am – 5pm – two 15 minute breaks, one 45 minute lunch
SUNDAY – 9am – 4pm – two 15 minute breaks, one 45 minute lunch

DAY 1

  • Welcome to NASP Advanced Foot Care Classes for Nurses
  • Anatomy of the Feet and Nails
  • Biomechanics
  • Structural Deformities of the Foot
  • Footwear / Orthotics / Inserts

DAY 2

  • Skin and Nail conditions
  • Understanding Skin of the Feet and Lower Limb
  • Circulation
  • Wound Care
  • Medications affecting skin and nails

DAY 3

  • Diabetes
  • Geriatric Feet
  • Hygiene
  • Sterilization
  • Specialty treatments:
    • Nail Braces
    • Nail Prosthetics
    • Genesis Light
    • Products & Ingredients

DAY 4

  • Review
  • Care plans and charting
  • Station Set-up
  • Foot Evaluation

DAY 5

  • Demonstrations
  • Practical Workshop – Working with models
    • 11am – 12:30pm
    • 1:30pm – 3pm
  • Specialty Treatments
    • 3:30pm – 5pm

DAY 6

  • Practical Workshop – Working with models
    • 9:30am – 11am
    • 11:30am – 1pm
  • Independent practice
  • Business aspects