The Effect of a Nurse Centered Foot Care Protocol on Nurse Competency and Confidence

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602823
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
The Effect of a Nurse Centered Foot Care Protocol on Nurse Competency and Confidence
Author(s):
Batchelor, Monique
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Monique Batchelor, RN, CFCN, batc1101@mail.brandman.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Objective :  To determine whether nurse training in foot assessment and foot care increases nurse confidence and competence in foot care. Background:  While working in a rural inpatient healthcare facility where there is a high incidence of lower extremity complications, it was noted that many nursing staff do not follow a centralized foot care protocol.  Although there are policies in place to guide staff on foot care, the working reality is that feet are neglected, and nurse confidence is poor pertaining to the care of feet. Method:  Nurses at an inpatient facility were recruited to participate in a 30 minute workshop designed to improve nurse knowledge of foot care and assessment.  Nurses were taught to use a 60 second foot assessment tool and also viewed a 3 minute nail trimming video.  A pre and post-test study design was used to evaluate nurse confidence and competency in assessment and nail care.  A 60-day post-test survey will also be completed by participants to determine ongoing use of the assessment tool and training. Results:  The expected findings are that nurse training does increase nurse confidence in providing foot care.   Nurses are able to incorporate an assessment instrument that increases competency into daily care.  Podiatry care in the facility will increase after the workshop but decrease over time as nurse assessments increase, and lower extremity complications are found early.  Conclusions:    A successful foot care training program impacts nurse confidence and competence in several areas.  First the use of a valid instrument for assessment standardizes nurse practice in foot assessment.   Next, it adds to the evidence-based culture into which health facilities must transform in order to give cost-effective care.  Lastly this research endorses findings from researchers in inter-related disciplines who have studied nurse confidence in foot care.
Keywords:
nurse competency; footcare
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15EB1.2
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleThe Effect of a Nurse Centered Foot Care Protocol on Nurse Competency and Confidenceen
dc.contributor.authorBatchelor, Moniqueen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsMonique Batchelor, RN, CFCN, batc1101@mail.brandman.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602823en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Objective :  To determine whether nurse training in foot assessment and foot care increases nurse confidence and competence in foot care. Background:  While working in a rural inpatient healthcare facility where there is a high incidence of lower extremity complications, it was noted that many nursing staff do not follow a centralized foot care protocol.  Although there are policies in place to guide staff on foot care, the working reality is that feet are neglected, and nurse confidence is poor pertaining to the care of feet. Method:  Nurses at an inpatient facility were recruited to participate in a 30 minute workshop designed to improve nurse knowledge of foot care and assessment.  Nurses were taught to use a 60 second foot assessment tool and also viewed a 3 minute nail trimming video.  A pre and post-test study design was used to evaluate nurse confidence and competency in assessment and nail care.  A 60-day post-test survey will also be completed by participants to determine ongoing use of the assessment tool and training. Results:  The expected findings are that nurse training does increase nurse confidence in providing foot care.   Nurses are able to incorporate an assessment instrument that increases competency into daily care.  Podiatry care in the facility will increase after the workshop but decrease over time as nurse assessments increase, and lower extremity complications are found early.  Conclusions:    A successful foot care training program impacts nurse confidence and competence in several areas.  First the use of a valid instrument for assessment standardizes nurse practice in foot assessment.   Next, it adds to the evidence-based culture into which health facilities must transform in order to give cost-effective care.  Lastly this research endorses findings from researchers in inter-related disciplines who have studied nurse confidence in foot care.en
dc.subjectnurse competencyen
dc.subjectfootcareen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:37:28Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:37:28Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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