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The CAFCN is an organization for foot care nurses, by foot care nurses, whose mission is “to advance the practice of foot care through a collaborative and networking process for all individuals providing foot care”.
Their goals include:
- Collaborate with health care professionals across Canada to promote optimal care and improve client outcomes
- Develop educational opportunities, national guidelines and a certification process for advanced nursing foot care.
- Promote public awareness of the benefits of foot care and of the role of a foot care nurse within the health care team.
- Facilitate the development and publication of clinical and research based articles related to the advancement of nursing foot care.
The document entitled National Competencies for Advanced Foot Care Nursing in Canada articulates what the public can expect from a foot care nurse, and informs foot care nurses’ practise. This document is for everyone and can be accessed here.
Diabetes Canada is the definitive authority for Canadians with diabetes. Comprehensive and current information is freely available for anyone.
Canadian Certified Pedorthists – C. Ped (C) – are foot orthotic and orthopaedic footwear experts. They are one of the few healthcare professionals trained in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and biomechanics.
Have you been told you need orthotics but don’t know where to start? The Pedorthic Association of Canada provides relevant, current information about the profession, about orthotics, questions to ask, and what to know for both the public and practitioners.
The College of Chiropodists of Ontario is the regulatory body for chiropody and podiatry in Ontario. This site is for both the public and practitioners, and includes a “Find a Chiropodist or Podiatrist” section.
Wounds Canada is the national voice for wound care, research and education for Canadians. Caregivers, professionals, and those with wounds find abundant resources and networking connections within this site.
The CNO is the regulatory body for nurses in Ontario; Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, and Registered Practical Nurses. This is a valuable source of information for nurses and the public. Anyone is welcome to use the “Find a Nurse” search tool.