Foot Care for Older Adults


Join Dr. Sarah-Jane Roche for a two day course that provides hands-on-practice and Resource Manual. This workshop is for RNs, RPNs , NPs and *LPNs.

This two day workshop is approved by members of the Saskatchewan College of Podiatrists

The objective of this workshop is to standardize basic foot care for older adults in the province of Saskatchewan, within the scope of practice of Registered Nurses(RN), Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) by providing:

    • an increased understanding of the structure and function of the foot
    • an awareness of the more common foot and nail pathologies and ability to determine when it would be appropriate to refer to a podiatrist or a physician
    • an increased understanding of etiology, pathology, assessment and nursing intervention associated with diabetes, venous vascular disease, peripheral arterial disease and ulcerations of the ankle and foot
    • information and practice on geriatric foot and diabetic foot assessment techniques
    • information on instruments: use, sterilization, cleaning and disinfecting techniques, as well as, care and storage
    • an opportunity to participate in foot care procedures including, nail and skin care and padding and strapping
    • an awareness of the health and safety factors involved in providing foot care

Please note:The Foot Care Workshop offered by CEDN prepares LPNs to provide basic foot carewith additional competencies according to the SALPN Practice Guideline. This workshop is NOT an advanced foot care workshop that would allow nurses to open their own independent practice.

The CEDN Foot Care Workshop discusses the use of tools, such as the black file and the diamond deb file. This course does not teach the use of rotary tools. This course qualifies for the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA), Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan (RPNAS) and the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) yearly continuing competence programs.

Foot Care Resources

Event Details

St. Andrew's College, Room 329, 1121 College Drive, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK