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Foot Care Assessment for the Health Care Assistant Online Program 

What if you could help reduce amputations?

Learn the skills to conduct Lower Limb Assessments to aid in limb preservation.

 

You know you should learn how to conduct Lower Limb Assessments but you have no clue where to begin.

 

You’re probably thinking:
 

“I have no idea how to start!”

“I’m unsure whether I can do this or not.”

“If I had these skills perhaps I could have done more before a client lost a part of their lower leg.”

Imagine how it would feel to...

  • Have the knowledge and process you need to confidently conduct Lower Limb Assessments

  • Help prevent walking difficulties and mobility problems for your clients

  • Help maintain foot health to have a positive effect on your clients well-being

  • Increase social contact and participation in leisure activities because of less pain in their feet

  • Recognize issues early so that you can assist in the prevention of amputations

INTRODUCING THE

Foot Care Assessment for the Health Care Assistant

ONLINE COURSE

 

Understand your value as a member of the foot health team!

Learn the key elements of conducting a lower limb assessment so that you can aid in decreasing the incidence of amputations and aid in limb preservation for clients!

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Foot Care Assessment for the HCA

Online Course

1 payment

$997

Foot Care Assessment for the HCA

Virtual Practicum

2 hours

$97

Foot Care Assessment for the HCA

Online Course

3 monthly payments of

$397

Foot Care Assessment for the HCA

In-person Practicum

3 hours

$197

The Foot Care Assessment for the HCA course is DIFFERENT.

Foot Care Assessment for the Health Care Assistant is the first of its kind that not only teaches you how to recognize nail and skin disorders but also how to conduct a lower limb assessment - an ADVANCED skill for Health Care Assistants!

After successfully completing the Foot Care Assessment for the HCA you’ll…

  • Be able to recognize nail and skin conditions so that you can prevent complications

  • Know how to recognize major types of diseases that affect the foot so that you can feel confident in your observation

  • Appreciate the complexity of diabetes so that you can discover issues and concerns early

  • Understand the impact of arthritis and structural deformities on clients mobility so that you can better assist with activities of daily living 

  • Recognize the signs of infection and ulcers possibly preventing amputation

  • Have the skills required to conduct a lower limb assessment so you can communicate your findings with the nurse

   

✢✢✢ 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 an RN, LPN, NP, or RPN with a certificate of completion in a Foot Care Nurse course.✢✢✢

The Online Course

Module 1

Why Assessment Matters 

Module 2

Get Ready to Conduct a Lower Limb Assessment 

Module 3

Conduct Your Assessment the Right Way 

Module 4

Make Your Assessment Matter 

The Virtual or In-Person Practicum

Following the completion of the online portion, you can join us for the 1 day virtual or in-person practical portion.

Foot Care Assessment

Structural Deformities, Biomechanical Assessment, Orthotics

The High Risk Client and Diabetes

Infection Control Guidelines

Instrument Management and Sterilization

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

This course is designed for the Health Care Assistant. Must have a Health Care Assistant certificate.

COURSE DELIVERY METHOD:

Online. 24/7 access to learning platform.​

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STUDENT ASSESSMENT:

Must achieve 70% on the mandatory final exam.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive a Certificate of Completion in Foot Care Assessment for the Health Care Assistant.

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I liked all the clarification about foot care and the importance of foot care.  I appreciate the visual learning and the hands-on learning.

Maple Manuel, HCA

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the Foot Care Assessment for the Health Care Assistant  

Foot Care Assessment for the HCA

Online Course

1 payment

$997

Foot Care Assessment for the HCA

Virtual Practicum

3 monthly payments of

$397

Foot Care Assessment for the HCA

Online Course

3 monthly payments of

$397

Foot Care Assessment for the HCA

In-person Practicum

3 monthly payments of

$397

We're so confident in the quality of this course and on the results you'll get by the end of it that we offer a money-back guarantee! Refunds may be requested up to 7 days after enrolment AND if not more than 10% of the course has been viewed. Refund requests may be sent to admin@whckamloops.ca

 Not sure if the Foot Care Assessment course is for you? 

Typically, this course is for Health Care Assistants who:

Are interested in learning the new skill of Lower Limb Assessment to better serve their clients

Understand the important role of feet with regard to balance and mobility​

Want to reduce the risk of trips and falls due to painful feet for their clients

Want to discover issues and concerns early to prevent infections, ulcers and amputations  

You probably have some questions like…

How does this course benefit me? 
The course is a foundational component of an Advanced Nursing Foot Care team. The course educates you as a Health Care Assistant to perform lower limb assessments resulting in increased patient care and escalation of patient concerns to Foot Care Nurses and other practitioners. 

 

Does the course have a specific start date or length of time required? 

No. The course format is online and self-paced to provide you with the flexibility to continue working and studying. The course and exam are complete in three days of full-time study.  Students have 180 days to complete the course and final exam. 

 

What does success look like for students? 

Must achieve 70% on the mandatory final exam.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive a Certificate of Completion in Foot Care Assessment for the Health Care Assistant.

Is additional training offered? 

Yes! Whole Health Care provides additional training options for Health Care Assistants. Training is in person at our facility, or virtually. 

The second course in the Foot Care series, How to Provide Safe Care for Patients, teaches Health Care Assistants how  to properly cut and file nails with the appropriate level of allowable care. 

The third course provides an in-person or online lower limb assessment practical component  providing Health Care Assistants with the confidence required to complete assessments.

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