Great way to kick off Spring with another successful PEDEd Clinical! A great bunch of gals in a full class, eager to learn and soak up all our Foot care knowledge and demonstrations before putting it to practise with one another. We are excited to be a part of their training and preparation for their successful foot care career.
PEDEd would like to thank the Senior Come Share Society who provided their facility for the 3-day foot care clinical.
PEDEd successfully completed another 3 day clinical in partnership with Camosun College in Victoria, B.C. Nurses from Vancouver Island and throughout B.C. came to Victoria to complete their quest to become a Foot Care Nurse! Many had foot care nursing opportunities waiting for them , others were sent by employers anxious to use their new skills providing foot care in an existing clinic or starting a new foot care service in a remote community. We are extremely honored to be part of the process to prepare nurses to provide foot care services , teach preventative foot care , and potentially prevent amputations in the clients they will see.
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.
Get Started! If you are an active and enterprising nurse looking for a new career, or you would just like a knowledge and skills refresher, we would love to connect with you!
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