Sandra and Tannis returned from a busy week in Regina at the CAFCN Conference and were pleased to see the education committee moving forward toward the end goal of National Certification in Canada.
PEDEd successfully hosted 2 workshops at the conference which included Assessment skills – Vascular assessment, Neuropathy assessment, and IN-Lows 60 Sec and the Sterilization workshop.
It was exciting to see the hands-on, and in some cases, shoes-off engagement by the nurses. One of the highlights was the enjoyment of watching the nurses participate in the newly created trivia games PEDed has just launched. Lots of laughter, and learning all around. Click here to check out CAFCN Conference to be held in Niagara Falls. Look forward to seeing you all there!
The atmosphere was charged with the buzz of enthusiastic nurses who participated in the first PEDEd Clinical course offered online. The extensive preparation more than paid off for the two Foot Care Nurse instructors, Sandra and Tannis, who were thrilled to see the successful completion and new foot care skills the student nurses were able to take away. The nurses were keen on using their new found assessment skills and knowledge to educate their patients on preventative self care using a tuning fork to assess for loss of sensation to reduce the risk of future wounds and infections. Among some of the positive feedback was how approachable, relaxed and knowledgable the instructors were, and the confidence the students gained through treating the seniors in this hands-on clinical setting.
And they weren’t the only ones to benefit that day. Once again, the local seniors in the community made their way back, most of them repeat patients, to enjoy a treatment of focused foot care while keeping the atmosphere light sharing stories and laughter with the nurses through out the day. The donations and proceeds were allocated back to the senior centre who provided their facility for the 3-day foot care clinical.
We look forward to holding our next clinical at the Come Share Senior Centre on May 4-6th.. so make sure to sign up now!
We hit the ground running with the successful launch of the brand new online PEDEd Advanced Foot Care Nursing Course offered through UFV. There was a good vibe in the air as the attendees mingled and shared their stories and discussed their career path goals with enthusiasm. The students were able to access the course online thanks to UFV who supplied the laptops and the Course Developer who was available to navigate the course through Skype.
Feedback was all positive and the student nurses are excited to meet again in January for the hands on clinical portion of the course. The highlight of the opening event was discovering that two nurses are advancing their knowledge in foot care as part of their outreach and care for the marginalized and homeless people, once again proving that this is more than just a job for many.
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Advanced Education Mentor Day puts Smiles on Senior’s Faces
It was a full house last Friday at the Senior Come Share Society where foot care nurses took part in a PEDEd sponsored workshop, “Advanced Education Mentor Day,” leaving a positive impact in the Seniors Community in White Rock.
Sandra Tetrault and Tannis Sorge were the featured instructors, where they shared key topics in foot care nursing then gave the nurses the opportunity to put their knowledge on burrs and padding to practise in a clinical setting. There was a steady stream of seniors throughout the day, who were able to enjoy their foot care experience from nurses whose passion led them to make their chosen careers more than just a job. One nurse commented on the satisfaction she felt at the end of the day, knowing she had provided not only much needed foot care, but a time of connecting and sharing with the Seniors from around the community. Sandra Tetrault shared the joy she feels when she meets the unspoken needs of these seniors after going the extra mile to discover what they are, and enjoys seeing the benefits when nurses challenge themselves to a higher standard to do more than just get the job done.
Despite being on their feet all day, without so much as a coffee break, Sandra and Tannis shared their enthusiasm and motivated their students through their hands on mentorship, where they took the time to observe each nurse, one on one. With the inspiration from these two successful instructors, the student nurses hard work and a chance to interact and take care of the senior’s needs at the Come Share Society Home, it truly was a day to remember!
Lastly, a big “shout out” to the Come Share Society for hosting and opening their doors to this free community event!