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Foot Care Assessment for the Health Care Assistant

(FCA for the HCA)

This intensive 3 day course provides Health Care Assistants with the skills to recognize foot-related problems, and communicate their findings with nurses. 

 

The curriculum is designed for HCAs who care for the elderly, people with disabilities, or those who are unable to care for themselves.  The demand for safe foot care is high.  As front line care providers, HCAs assist their clients in recognizing that foot problems are not simply a part of aging.

 

The in-class instruction and clinical portion teaches students basic assessment of the feet, filing and massage techniques, Pressure Ulcer Prevention, and documentation.

 

   

✢✢✢ Disclaimer: Completion of the Foot Care Assessment for the Health Care Assistant program does not allow an HCA to work in the capacity of a Foot Care Nurse.  A Foot Care Nurse must be a RN, LPN, NP, or RPN with a certificate of completion in a Foot Care Nurse course.✢✢✢

This program is offered to long-term care facilities and First Nations at a group rate.

Please call 250.819.1632 for more information.

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Program Dates:

TBA

 

Please send your complete student registration to admin@whckamloops.ca

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Describe Basic Anatomy of the foot in relation to general assessment and aging

  2. Identify nail and skin disorders

  3. Identify structural deformities and their relation to mobility, balance, and Pressure Ulcer Prevention

  4. Perform filing and massage techniques

  5. Recognize High Risk clients for consultation with health care team 

  6. Carry out documentation for discussion with nurse, if required

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

This course is designed for the Health Care Assistant. Please provide proof of training with your registration by email to admin@whckamloops.ca 

COURSE FORMAT:

This is an 18 hour program. 

Class takes place from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm each day.

Schedule provided on Day 1.

COURSE ACTIVITIES:

This course is classroom based with instructor-led theory and clinical experience.  The clinical portion involves practical application of skills with supervised assessment, performed on fellow students and clients.  All materials are provided for the clinical portion.

 

COURSE TEXT AND RESOURCES:

No text is required for this course. All handouts and materials will be provided throughout the course.

 

SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT:

Scrubs are to be worn daily.  

All materials are supplied.

Lunches are the responsibility of the student.

 

STUDENT EVALUATION:

Open Book Final Exam with 70% pass mark required.

 

Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive a Certificate of Completion in Foot Care Assessment for the Health Care Assistant.

Please email your complete student registration to admin@whckamloops.ca

This program is offered to long-term care facilities and First Nations at a group rate.

Please call 250.819.1632 for more information.

NEXT PROGRAM DATE:

TBA

LOCATION:

Whole Health Care

257 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC

Phone: 250-819-1632

PROGRAM COST:

$1257 (includes GST)

$150 deposit must be paid at time of registration to reserve your seat.  Tuition fees must be paid in full 30 days prior to start date of course to hold your seat.  If fees remain unpaid 30 days prior to the start date, the student will be moved to the next available intake.  Alternate plans can be arranged with notification from the student.  Please contact our office to make arrangements @ (250) 819-1632

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