This foot care textbook is intended to support continuing education for Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, and Registered Nurses Extended Class (Nurse Practitioners) who wish to obtain post-graduate studies in foot and lower limb care. Further to this, upon receiving a completion grade in this comprehensive course and joining as a member of the not-for-profit organization, The Ontario Podortho® Nursing Association Inc.
, practitioners will be able to utilize the trademark title, Podortho® Nurse.
This textbook is a resource tool for classroom and clinical instruction prepared by Erin King, a Registered Practical Nurse and Podortho® Nurse. Erin has two decades of community and private practice experience, specializing in foot and lower limb care.
Studying and practicing Podortho® Nursing is an exciting journey. Erin King's Advanced Nursing Foot and Lower Limb Care course
provides each practitioner with cutting-edge skills to deliver all-encompassing care to their patients/clients. Practitioners are taught how to address their patient/clients' initial foot and lower limb concerns and translate how those conditions affect one's general health and everyday life. Additionally, practitioners will learn concepts involving prevention strategies and education for their patients/clients, as well as advanced skills utilizing tools, technologies, and holistic treatment options.
This course provides practitioners with the knowledge and expert judgment needed to provide advanced foot and lower limb care. In doing so, they will develop the confidence to deliver optimal Podortho® Nursing care once passing this course. In addition, practitioners will expand their knowledge in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, microbiology, and biomechanics of the human body (specific to the lower limb within their scope of practice). Practitioners will complete this course with the information, resources, and confidence to practice foot and lower limb care independently or in an interdisciplinary setting.