Basic Foot Care Course PSW - Wait Listed
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Basic Foot Care Course
7 Week Course (6 Weeks Online-1 day in Class)
Module 1-Module 6 (1.5 hrs online/ live weekly webinar)
Modules 7 (1 day in class session)
Assignments/Exercises (8) (minimum 80% pass)
Case Studies (3)
In Class Written Exam (1) (minimum 80% pass)
In Class Demonstration Exam (1) (minimum 80% pass)
This program requires successful completion of a theoretical (online/webinar), successful competition of assignments/exercises, case studies and exam (minimum 80% pass) and practical examination (1 day in class) for certification. Full attendance is mandatory (online and in class)
Core Curriculum PSW
Personal Support Workers are considered an integral part of the health care team. They are front line workers, first contact for personal care to seniors and disabled clients.
Personal support workers do not cut or trim the nail of diabetic clients, clients on blood thinners or clients who have certain circulatory disorders. During the course they will be taught how to identify abnormal disorders of the skin and nail during an assessment. The course reviews the theory of Basic foot care and is taught by fellow registered nurses with extensive knowledge and training in Basic and Advanced Nursing Foot care and Diabetic foot care.
This program provides the theory of basic foot care but also teaches the importance of assessment of the diabetic foot and other foot complications via (online/webinar) and practical (in class) instruction. The course is set up so students can learn at home following the online webinar schedule (module 1-6), then complete the final in class 1 day (module 7), by practicing on each other. Please do not cut your toenails for one month prior to start of course. No nail polish please.
Full attendance and participation is mandatory.
Course fee includes
● Use of Instruments and lab costs- Sterile instruments (nippers, blacks files, foot files, scalpels, burs), use of different types of podiatry drills.
● Use of PPE’s (gowns, masks, eye protection, gloves, alcohol gel, disinfectant wipes, etc.)
● Use of miscellaneous health teaching supplies (moisturizers, padding and strapping materials)
● Use of assessment tools (tuning fork, mono-filaments, inferred thermometer etc.)
*Text book must be purchased before the start of the program. Text book is not part of the program cost.
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