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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.

Pre-requisites:

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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