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Focus on Feet - OT261

Focus on Feet

Helping Older Patients Maintain Their Feet

by Catherine Ratliff, GNP-BC, PhD, CWOCN, CFCN
(4.3 / 1836 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Age-related change, years of wear and tear, inadequate care, use of poorly fitting footwear, increased weight and body mass index, and the prevalence of medical conditions that affect the feet may result in disability, decreased mobility, diminished function, and loss of quality of life. Healthcare providers as a team can reduce these problems by providing a comprehensive assessment, daily foot care, and patient education.


The goal of this continuing education program is to enhance nurses’ ability to recognize and care for older patients who have minor problems with their feet. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe age-related changes in feet
  • Differentiate minor problems in feet from those requiring expert intervention
  • Teach self-care practices as a health promotion strategy for healthy feet
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & NarrativeContent Level: Intermediate
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation
Domain of OT: Client Factors
OT Process: Intervention

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses and occupational therapists.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 4/17/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/17/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/17/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Julie P - Durham, NC  ·  Jun 21, 2018
informative, learned a lot about feet!
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STACEY E - Newark, OH  ·  Apr 20, 2018
I learned a lot from this material.
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Christine D - Rockford, IL  ·  Apr 02, 2018
It proved at lot of good basic information about foot care.
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DANIELLE A - Davie, FL  ·  Mar 10, 2018
very informative and definitely valuable information for SNF clients.
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Maureen S - San Jose, CA  ·  Jan 16, 2018
very informative and thorough
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50