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March 2021 Foot Canada Training Newsletter
Foot Canada Training Newsletter - Inspiring Excellence in Nursing Education
 

Last Chance for Curriculum License 50% Discount

The 50% discount promo code on our Curriculum License, #INTHISTOGETHER, is only available until May 30, 2021.

Interested in teaching Foot Care Nurse (FCN) Clinical courses and workshops? Visit our Q & A and curriculum pages for more information.


Spring Semester Courses

Registration is open for the Spring 2021 semester. Click on the course links below for details and to register:


80% Discounts

Foot Canada Training is offering a discount for  the Online FCN Theory course to eligible applicants. See our Financial Aid page for details.


Meet your New Licensed Education Provider

Please join us in welcoming Brette Cain RPN, FCNEd. Brette plans to provide FCN clinical training in Atikokan, Fort Frances and Thunder Bay Ontario.


Canada-Wide Clinical Training Opportunities

FCN Clinical Training opportunities are now available across Canada. Please visit our Clinical Training page for details.


How to Avoid Airborne Viral Particles when Treating a Plantar Wart

Learn about recommended infection control measures for a Foot Care Nurse who is treating a plantar wart. Cindy Lazenby shares her insight and experience.

The Art & Science of Foot Care Textbook

Currently the #1 textbook being used for Foot Care Nurse courses in Canada. This textbook can be purchased on its own or in combination with one of Foot Canada Training's courses. For more information and to purchase, please visit our page on FriesenPress.  

 

   

Last Chance for Curriculum License 50% Discount

Curriculum License Discount -  Foot Canada Training Inc. ©

The 50% discount promo code on our Curriculum License, #INTHISTOGETHER, is only available until May 30, 2021. Interested in teaching Foot Care Nurse Clinical courses and workshops? Don't miss this chance. Visit our Q & A and curriculum pages for more information about available business growth and teaching options for Foot Care Nurse Educators, colleges, universities and health agencies.


Spring Semester Courses

Spring Semester Courses -  Foot Canada Training Inc. ©
 

80% Discount FCN Theory - Click HERE for details

 

Meet Your New Clinical Education Provider

Next Step Foot Care (Atikokan, Fort Frances, Thunder Bay ON)
Brette Cain RPN, FCNEd

Brette Cain

Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Brette started her career as a Personal Support Worker before earning her Practical Nursing diploma with honours at Confederation College. After moving to the northern community of Atikokan Ontario with an aging population, and after working closely with older adults with a wide variety of health conditions, Brette saw the need and importance for proper foot care and thus began her journey towards specialization. Brette grew a deep passion for foot health and is now the proud owner and operator of Next Step Foot Care, with her office located in the Atikokan General Hospital. Today, she continues to work at the Atikokan General Hospital as a Registered Practical Nurse on the Acute Care Unit, Extended Care Unit, and Emergency department alongside providing Basic, Advanced, and Diabetic Foot Care to the community and surrounding area. Brette is a former graduate of Foot Canada Training and now an educator with the license to teach the Foot Canada Training’s curriculum where she can pass along her knowledge and passion to other nurses. 

Brette plans to teach in Atikokan, Fort Frances and Thunder Bay Ontario. For more information, please contact Brette directly: 


CANADA-WIDE Clinical Training Opportunities

FCN Clinical Course Student -  Foot Canada Training Inc. ©

The following education providers have a license to access and teach Foot Canada Training's Curriculum for the Onsite Foot Care Nurse Clinical course, the Onsite Foot Care Nurse Clinical Refresher course and Advanced Foot Care Nurse Skills Workshops. Note that not all courses and workshops may be available at your location of choice. Please click on the links below and contact a licensed clinical education provider near you for more information on these training opportunities.


Healthy Heels and More

Teaching Location: Windsor ON

College of New Caledonia

Teaching Location: Prince George BC

Confederation College

Teaching Location: Thunder Bay ON

Minowaywin Mishkikii Qwe (Dryden ON) 

Teaching Location: Dryden ON

Next Step Foot Care

Teaching Locations: Atikokan, Fort Frances, Thunder Bay (Ontario)

Soft Soles Advanced Diabetic Foot Care

Teaching Locations: Ottawa ON + CANADA-WIDE remote learning opportunities


NOTES

  • Alternative Clinical Training Options: Although we strongly recommend students complete their FCN Clinical training with a Clinical Education Provider that has a license to use the Foot Canada Training curriculum, we recognize that this may not always be the best fit for every student. While it is not mandatory for FCN Theory graduates to complete their clinical training with one of Foot Canada Training's Licensed Education Providers, nurses are responsible for choosing an education provider who will provide them with the skills required to practice foot care safely and autonomously, according to the regulations of their provincial nursing licensing body. If it is not possible to register with a Licensed Education Provider, we recommend that nurses should find an education provider whose courses adhere to the CAFCN National Competencies (2017) and the IPAC position statement (2019).
     
  • Teaching and Business Growth Options: Interested in teaching Foot Care Nurse clinical courses and workshops? Please visit our Q & A and curriculum pages for more information about available business growth and teaching options for Foot Care Nurse Educators, colleges, universities and health agencies.

How to Avoid Airborne Viral Particles when Treating a Plantar Wart

Submitted by Cindy Lazenby RN, FCNEd

nursing foot care - Foot Canada Training Inc. ©

Question:

I am writing to ask your opinion about recommended infection control measures for a foot care nurse (FCN) who is treating a plantar wart. I have done a limited search via Google Scholar and do not find a specific reference to this. There has been research on aerosol spread of the Human Papilloma Virus and the Bovine Papilloma Virus in the vapor plume when lasers are used to treat warts. The virus was found in the plume and some studies have found the virus in samples taken from the nose and mouth of the health care professionals in the procedure room. I suspect that use of a podiatry rotary tool on a wart can generate airborne viral particles. I think that the risk to the people in the room is low but should be avoided nevertheless. What are your thoughts? Dr. J.D. MD

Response:

I agree with your rationale and your conclusion Dr.D. It just seems like common sense not to use a podiatry rotary tool that would generate aerosol particles to reduce a wart.

Caution needs to be taken to prevent the spread of the virus during and after the treatment, to avoid exposing the virus to the FCN, the client, the treatment area in the clinic and wherever the client will place their affected bare foot in clinic, at home or in the community, for example floors, clothing, showers and pools.

Scenario A:

If the FCN is reducing a callous with a podiatry rotary tool, and begins to suspects a plantar wart, I recommend to stop treatment of the affected area immediately, cover the area with a sterile bandage, disinfect all surfaces that potentially came in contact with the aerosol particles, place any instruments that had come in contact with the affected area in the dirty instrument tray and refer to their doctor or nurse practitioner for a diagnosis and treatment.

Scenario B:

If the FCN does not encounter any contraindications * (see examples below), the FCN should reduce the surrounding callous with a sterile scalpel, then safely discard the blade in a sharps container. The affected area is then ready to be treated with a wart treatment. Care should be taken after the treatment of the wart to cover the area, and provide written and verbal health education to the client on the care of the wart at home and how to reduce the risk of spreading the wart.

* Contraindications Examples:

  • If the nurse has not been safely trained to use a scalpel then they should not approach the affected area, and should refer to a health care provider that treats warts
  • The use of sharps is not within the scope of practice of a FCN in their province, for example in BC.
  • No written policies and procedures authorizing them to treat warts
  • The surrounding area appears infected &/or is near a wound

The Art & Science of Foot Care Textbook

Purchase the Art & Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada  -  Foot Canada Training Inc. ©

Currently the #1 textbook being used for Foot Care Nurse courses in Canada. With coloured photos, glossary text and graphic visual elements, this textbook will bring you ease in your foot care work, reference or for study. 

Our highly acclaimed textbook “Art & Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada. 2nd Edition 2017. Lazenby, C.” has been used by 40+ educators, colleges, universities, government agencies across Canada, as well as in other countries, and is an invaluable resource for nurses and medical professionals.

For more information and to purchase, please visit our page on FriesenPress.  


Thank you for reading our newsletter. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly with your feedback and questions.                                               

 Cindy Lazenby  -  Foot Canada Training Inc. ©                                           Marie-Pierre Hamelin  -  Foot Canada Training Inc. ©                                              Julie Gauthier  -  Foot Canada Training Inc. ©

[E] cindy@footcanada.ca                            [E] marie-pierre@footcanada.ca              [E] julie@footcanada.ca
Cindy Lazenby RN, FCNEd                           Marie-Pierre Hamelin MSW                       Julie Gauthier B.A. (Hons), B.Ed.
Executive Director &                                      Director of Operations                                Director of Education
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