Management of Nail Pathologies
Prior to using equipment on patients in placement, there is the opportunity to practice and improve the skills required using the Nail and Callus foot models.
Essential wound care skills preparation
As a practicing Podiatrist, proficiency in wound care and aseptic non touch technique is vital in order to ensure appropriate infection control. As part of the learning and development on the course there are multiple opportunities to practice wound care techniques on the simulated foot models.
Ultrasound technique development
Ultrasound is one of the physical therapies used as a Podiatrist. Development of the correct technique can be obtained by practicing during clinical placement sessions.
Improving scalpel technique
Appropriate scalpel technique is required in the management of numerous presenting pathologies. Prior to use of the scalpel on placement, scalpel competency needs to be demonstrated. This can be achieved using the callus and nail models to practice under the supervision of the tutors.
Part of the course covers off loading strategies. This will cover temporary padding placement, chair side orthoses and in shoe devices. These skills will be developed and improved throughout the course with the assistance of staff and the simulation models.