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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Suzanne RN, Mar 21, 2021.

  1. Suzanne RN

    Suzanne RN Welcome New Poster


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    I'm a Foot Care RN mobile clinic, with an extensive clinical background from Oxford and London U.K, then overseas in Canada where I eventually took the course in foot care nursing and then started doing it when I started my own business mainly serving seniors, diabetics and disabled in their own homes, PPE infection control practices etc incorporated. Some foot nurses have their own clinics but I found not enough do in home care and not everyone can get out to a clinic easily, I always enjoyed home care Nursing too.

    I network with Chiropodists and Podiatrists and we refer each other, in fact I get referrals via different channels not what I expected, but many are word of mouth, doctors, insurance companies etc. I also network with other Foot nurses in the country as some patients seek care in different areas so we tend to post out to help them find a provider, I network with some back in England too. We screen diabetics with a foot screening tool and refer accordingly when needed.

    I keep up to date with webinars, research online, diabetescanada.ca as well as diabetes.uk, and a Nursing journal, and I attend annual foot conferences.

    Only foot Nurses, podiatrists and chiropodists are allowed to do foot care in Canada, for safety reasons. I generally get contacted for finger nails trims too as residential and nursing home general staff are not allowed to do it due to the risks involved.

    I see many fungal nail infections, and find debriding as well as treating those with anti-fungal ointments daily is what works best I find, again having researched the effectiveness of ointments first, I see many improve over time as a result, especially with patient compliance. Debriding alone doesn't fix the problem. The Toe Bro, if you have heard of him educates at our foot conferences each year now too.
     
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