The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.
DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.
Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.
To Receive Credit:
Complete the activity in its entirety.
Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Fully one-third of the older adult population has foot problems that can lead to decreased mobility and independence. Foot problems such as corns, calluses, dry and cracking skin, and long or thick toenails can be managed through proper self-care, potentially increasing quality of life and functional status. Until recently, no tools existed to measure the presence and severity of nail and skin conditions that can be improved through self-management. The Foot Health Score, a 15-item, quantitative, provider assessment of skin and nail conditions amenable to self-management, had not undergone psychometric testing. Investigators refined the FHS tool and then evaluated content validity, discriminate validity, intra-rater reliability, and sensitivity to change.
Upon completion of this session, learners will provide responses on the evaluation which indicate increased knowledge of how to use a foot health score tool which can quantitatively measure patients' nail and skin conditions over time and help the clinician to track the different scores between mild, moderate and severe for 15 categories.
The planners and faculty for this session reported no relevant relationships with commercial interest organizations. This presentation was reviewed to ensure no bias was present.
Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.