Nursing Foot Care
If you are having concerns with your feet a Foot Care Nurse can help!
Foot care is an important part of maintaining good overall health, well-being, mobility and independence for all people. The service is available for individuals unable to perform their own foot care due to medical, physical or mental health deficits - this includes difficult to manage ingrown toenails.
To ensure client safety, all instruments are sterilized in autoclave and individually sealed in secure pouches according to the “Best Practice Guidelines For Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization” set out by BC Ministry of Health.
Foot care is an important part of maintaining good overall health, well-being, mobility and independence for all people, especially the elderly.
Foot Care Treats:
- Infected or Ingrown Toenails
- Fungal Infections
- Corns and Calluses
- Pain in Feet that Impedes Mobility or Quality of Life
Foot Care Is:
- Proper cutting and filing of toenails to prevent future problems
- Regular care of ingrown toenails to prevent infection
- Assessment of your footwear’s affect on the feet
- Frequent treatment of corns and calluses before they build up and cause pain
- A regular check of your feet to ensure that there are no open wounds and that poor circulation and/or disease is not causing unnoticed foot issues
A Foot Care Nurse:
- Is a regulated professional with additional education specific to the foot and lower limb
- Understands the structure and function of the foot, including the effects of diseases such as diabetes and poor circulation
- Participates in educational opportunities to maintain and enhance abilities
- Holds current registration with professional regulatory body
- Follows infection control standards for cleaning and sterilization instruments
Foot Care Clients Include:
- Seniors and/or those with Physical Limitations
- Expectant Mothers
- Persons Residing in Nursing Care Facilities
- Retirement Communities
- Employees Who Work on Their Feet (Nurses, Retail and Factory Workers, etc.)
- High Risk Clients with Diabetes, Arthritis, Oedema, and Compromised Immunity to Infection, Poor Circulation
- Neurological Disorders (Sensory Loss, Deformities, Para or Quadriplegic)
- Vascular Disorders (Arterial and Lymphatic)
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