A New Online Program Meets the Demands for Diabetic Foot Care by RNs

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A comprehensive Foot Care Program for RNs is offered online and requires no travel, no time away from home or work and no specific dates or hours of attendance. Foot care is a necessary skill for RNs caring for diabetics. Poor or no foot care can cause infections, amputations, even death in diabetics.

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A deficiency for a diabetic patient in this care can be deadly, but few nursing curriculums include more than a cursory mention of care of the feet in their curriculums.

Professional Education, LLC’s Foot Care Program for RNs online enhances their knowledge-base in diabetic foot care. Diabetes Mellitus is diagnosed in over 11.2% of men and 10.2% of women over 20 years old, according to the American Diabetes Association and regular and monitored foot care is essential for them. A deficiency for a diabetic patient in this care can be deadly, but few nursing curriculums include more than a cursory mention of care of the feet in their curriculums. No nursing text reviewed had over 1.5 pages of text on the feet and many less than one.

The RN Foot Care Program on http://www.continuing-your-education-online.com is seven Modules of comprehensive information written by an Internist and reviewed by a podiatrist and prepares the Registered Nurses to perform higher levels of evaluation, intervention and treatments in foot care and to prevent negative outcomes in foot health.

The foot care specialty is growing rapidly because of the maturing of our population and the rapid increase in diabetics. “These nurses are valuable in these days of the high rate of diabetes,” says Suzie Fleak, R.N., Centrum Manager, Columbus, OH. “Foot care is necessary to maintaining the health of these patients.”

Professional Education, LLC, launched January 2011, will be offering quality courses within a wide array of professional specialties and strives for excellence in the programs. All courses will be on-line only, though when needed by the specialty, Internships will be designed for that purpose. For more information, see http://www.continuing-your-education-online.com, email continuingyoureducationonline(at)gmail(dot)com or contact us at 512-763-9340.

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