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Foot Care Nursing

 Code of Ethics




The Certified Foot Care Nurse Shall:

  • Engage in behavior which conforms to high standards of moral, ethical and professional competence.
  • Offer services consistent with the standards of their profession; for which the individual is competent and qualified; work within the scope bound by their training; practice within the bounds of their state or provincial legislation.
  • Practice the necessary infection control standards such as universal precautions when providing assessment and treatment; provide treatment in a clean and safe environment that follows best practices.
  • Inform the patient/client of the type of treatment and cost prior to the start of the foot care treatment; what to expect from treatment; recommended follow-up care.
  • Provide accurate documentation and timely feedback to other members of the healthcare team, and other interested parties in order to assure coordinated,  managed care of the patient/client.
  • Recognize when a patient/client presents with a condition, pathology, or exam finding which requires advanced assessment and care outside of the Nurse’s qualifications and/or scope of practice.
  • Recommend that a patient/client seek an appropriate qualified consultation when a patient/client's condition requires further assessment or treatment by a podiatrist or primary care health provider.
  • Abide by all prevailing community business standards and adhere to all federal, state and local laws regulating business practice.
  • Safeguard information obtained in the course of the involvement with a patient/client and maintain compliance with all Federal, State and Local Health Care Information Privacy statutes and standards.

American Foot Care Nurses Association
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