A foot and nail clinic is an innovative solution to managing diabetic foot ulcers and mitigating costs associated with lower extremity amputation. The nurse operates the clinic; performs thorough assessments; debrides calluses and nails; and manages or refers problems, thereby decreasing provider workload. This reduces facility costs, preserves patient function, and offers nurse specialization.
- Summarize three considerations for creating an RN foot and nail clinic
- Predict three functional outcomes of a successful RN foot and nail clinic
- Describe three expectations of a RN functioning as a consultant