Foot Care Certification (FCC)

Description

Foot Care Certification (FCC)

This course is one of the most prestigious National training programs aimed to deliver basic education and skills training, for licensed and non-licensed assistive personnel caring for clients with foot and nail care issues in different healthcare settings. This course provides a comprehensive review of the role of Wound Care technicians in the Wound Care Specialty. In addition; the skills competency session provides each attendee with the hands-on experience needed to function as a Wound Care Technician Certified. Course participation will increase the knowledge, skills, ability, and confidence of the attendees leading to improved patient outcomes. In addition to class participation, all attendees are required to complete 8.0 hours of hands-on foot care skills review with a certified Foot Care professional i.e., Podiatrist or a Certified Foot Care Nurse. Upon successful completion of the program, all attendees will receive OWCNAHP certification as a “Foot Care Certification” (FCC) title which is valid for (4) years and verifiable online at www.woundcarenurses.org.

Note: Upon successful completion of this program, non-Licensed individuals will receive the title “Foot Care Technician”.

Course Objectives
  • Define Anatomy and physiology of the nail and foot.
  • Identify Diseases affecting the lower extremities & Functional Disabilities.
  • Understanding Levels of Care in Foot Care: Level-1, Level-2, Level-3
  • Foot Care: Scope of Practice
  • Identify safe techniques of cutting the toe nails and removing hyperkeratotic lesions.
  • Appropriate use of: nail nippers, curettes, stainless steel rasp or file, manual sanding files, powered rotary tool.
  • Infection control: Techniques and protocols which will prevent cross contamination of instruments, equipment, environment, patient exposure.
  • Describe the use of testing modalities such as the 5.07 Monofilament, tuning fork, Doppler.
  • Principles in the Care of Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers.
  • Assessment of ulcers on the foot.
  • Foot conditions: Acute & Chronic disease manifestations
  • Understanding the role and scope of practice as a Foot care certified professional.
  • Describe strategies to prevent foot problems and complication including shoe gear, socks, pads, taping, cleansing and moisturizing.
Scope of Practice
  • Medical Assistant (MA), Nurse’s Aide (NA), Patient Care Technician (PCT), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Paramedics and other non-Licensed healthcare workers. Level-1 Care.
  • Licensed vocational Nurse / Licensed Practical Nurse (LVN/LPN). Level1 & 2 Care
  • Registered Nurse (RN). Level 1, 2, & 3*. Level 3 care may require medical provider’s order.
  • Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) & Physician Assistant (PA). Full Scope.
  • Foot Care Technician (FCT) role requires understanding of the care skills and tasks considered as “Routine & Preventative”. Level-1 Care
  • Foot care certified (FCC) role requires successfully completion of the FCC program for the RN & LVN, APRN & PA Licensee. For Level 2 & 3 care.
  • Foot care certified personnel shall perform his/her duties per the prescribing medical provider orders with a focus on patient safety, and function within the parameters of the legal guidelines and in accordance with the federal, state, and local laws; rules and regulations; and policies, procedures and guidelines of the employing health care institution or practice setting.

Schedule

Workshop Schedule

  • January 27, 2024
  • February 24, 2024
  • March 23, 2024
  • April 27, 2024
  • May 25, 2024
  • June 22, 2024
  • July 27, 2024
  • August 24, 2024
  • September 28, 2024
  • October 26, 2024
  • November 23, 2024
  • December 15, 2024

Faculty

  • Ali A. Pitafi MD
  • Alex Khan APRN ACNS-BC MSN EDS-C WCP-C
  • Martha Snyder APRN FNP-C MSN EDS-C WCP-C
  • Angie Machado LVN WCC DFC WCN-C
  • Shawn Amersi RN BSN WCN-C CSWD-C
  • Kari Harman RN-C, CCM, CWCA, WCN-C, CSWD-C, AACCWS, DAPWCA
Tuition Fee

$ 500.00 – Includes Training, Study guide, and final evaluation and Certification Registry with OWCNAHP

Duration

TIME: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
BREAK: 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Credits
  • 8.0 Hours – Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits
  • A.M. Working LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. LT0332-1222.
  • Advanced Health Institute Inc. An Accredited Licensed Continuing Education Provider with the Board of Registered Nursing State of California License no. CEP17839.
Who May Attend
  • NA – Nurses Assistant
  • MA – Medical Assistant
  • PCT – Patient Care Technician
  • EMT – Emergency Management Technician
  • MA – Medication Aide
  • LVN – Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • LPN – Licensed Practical Nurse
  • RN – Registered Nurse
  • APRN – Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
  • PA – Physicians Assistance