Nurse-Foot-Nail Care (CFCN) Articles (53)
Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common viral illness usually affecting infants and children but can affect adu ...
Diabetic foot ulcers are among the most common complications of patients who have diabetes mellitus which is not well co ...
Approximately 150000 patients per year undergo a lower extremity amputation in the United States. The most common causes ...
Clubbing of the nails is soft tissue swelling of the terminal phalanx resulting in flattening of the angle that exists b ...
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a disease of inadequate control of blood levels of glucose. It has many subclassifications, in ...
Nurse-Foot-Nail Care (CFCN) Activities
|Adult Acquired Flatfoot||Adult acquired flatfoot (AAFD), formerly described as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD), is a debilitating condition with complex pathology d ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Ainhum||Ainhum, also called dactylolysis spontanea, is a rare disease of fibrotic constricting bands that most commonly occur over digits. These rings of fibr ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Ankle Fractures||Acute ankle fractures can affect many different structures. Classification systems can help delineate the mechanism of injury and the structures damag ... Read the Article||1.25||11||Activity Info|
|Arthritis||Arthritis is defined as an acute or chronic joint inflammation in the joint. Arthritis may attribute to a wide variety of symptoms that include pain, ... Read the Article||1.5||17||Activity Info|
|Bone Nonunion||Nonunion of bone is the body's inability to heal a fracture. The most agreed-upon standard definition of nonunion made by the FDA is a fracture that p ... Read the Article||1||7||Activity Info|
|Cellulitis||Cellulitis is a common bacterial skin infection, with over 14 million cases occurring in the United States annually. This activity educates the learne ... Read the Article||1.25||12||Activity Info|
|Charcot Marie Tooth||Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is the commonest inherited neuromuscular disorder. It affects the peripheral nerves and leads to progressive weaknes ... Read the Article||1.5||17||Activity Info|
|Clavus||A clavus is a well-demarcated thickened area of the epidermis that has a central core. This skin lesion is most commonly found on the foot and is ofte ... Read the Article||1||6||Activity Info|
|Corns||A corn, also known as a "heloma" or "focal intractable plantar hyperkeratosis," is a type of callosity. This latter is a common, uncomfortable, thicke ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Crutches||Crutches are medical devices designed to aid in ambulation, by transferring body weight from the legs to the torso and arms. They are mainly used to a ... Read the Article||1||7||Activity Info|
|Decubitus Ulcer||Decubitus ulcers are skin or soft tissue injuries that form due to prolonged pressure exerted over specific areas of the body. They should receive pro ... Read the Article||1.25||13||Activity Info|
|Deep Venous Thrombosis Prophylaxis||Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the formation or presence of a thrombus in the deep veins. DVT occurs mostly in the lower extremities and to a lesser ex ... Read the Article||1||7||Activity Info|
|Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a disease of inadequate control of blood levels of glucose. It has many subclassifications, including type 1, type 2, maturi ... Read the Article||2||26||Activity Info|
|Diabetic Foot Care||Proper diabetic foot care is an essential part of limb preservation. Patients with diabetes are at increased risk for foot ulceration secondary to neu ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Diabetic Foot Infections||There are approximately 29 million people with diabetes in the United States, and approximately 25% of people older than age of 65 have diabetes. The ... Read the Article||1||7||Activity Info|
|Diabetic Foot Ulcer||Diabetic foot ulcers are among the most common complications of patients who have diabetes mellitus which is not well controlled. It is usually the re ... Read the Article||1.25||10||Activity Info|
|Foot Ulcer||Foot ulceration is among the most common health issues, and its prevalence has increased recently. It is one of the major causes of amputations, parti ... Read the Article||1||6||Activity Info|
|Frostbite||Frostbite, also known as freezing cold injury is tissue damage that occurs due to cold exposure, occurring at temperatures below zero degrees celsius. ... Read the Article||1.5||16||Activity Info|
|Hallux Valgus||A hallux valgus is a complex deformity of the first ray of the forefoot. This deformity is, at times, red and painful and can disrupt daily activities ... Read the Article||1.25||11||Activity Info|
|Hand Foot And Mouth Disease||Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common viral illness usually affecting infants and children but can affect adults. The infection usually inv ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Hand Hygiene||Handwashing practices in the patient care setting began in the early 19th century. The practice evolved over the years with evidential proof of its va ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Hyperbaric Treatment Of Diabetic Foot Ulcer||Complications associated with diabetes are the leading cause of nontraumatic lower-extremity amputations. Diabetic foot ulcers occur in approximately ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Indomethacin||Indomethacin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drug with broad applications. This activity reviews the indications, action, and contraindic ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Ingrown Toenails||An ingrown toenail is a common nail problem occurring when the nail plate grows into the periungual skin and causes inflammation and infection. It cau ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Lateral Ankle Instability||Lateral ankle instability is a complex condition that can, at times, prove difficult to evaluate and treat for general practitioners. The difficulty i ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Lower Extremity Amputation||Approximately 150000 patients per year undergo a lower extremity amputation in the United States. The most common causes leading to amputation are dia ... Read the Article||1||3||Activity Info|
|Morton Neuroma||Morton neuroma is a compressive neuropathy of the interdigital nerve in forefoot due to compression and constant irritation at the plantar aspect of t ... Read the Article||1.25||8||Activity Info|
|Nail Clubbing||Clubbing of the nails is soft tissue swelling of the terminal phalanx resulting in flattening of the angle that exists between the nail bed and the na ... Read the Article||1.25||10||Activity Info|
|Onychomycosis||Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail unit. When onychomycosis is caused by dermatophytes, it is called tinea unguium. The term onychomycosi ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Pain Assessment||There are multiple tools used to help assess a patient's pain. These tools can be used to assess multiple types of pain, ranging from nociceptive pain ... Read the Article||1.25||10||Activity Info|
|Paronychia||Paronychia is an infection of the proximal and lateral toenail and fingernail folds which may occur spontaneously or following trauma or manipulation. ... Read the Article||1||6||Activity Info|
|Peripheral Arterial Disease||Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a circulatory problem causing a reduced blood flow through the arteries. This typically reduces blood flow to the ... Read the Article||1.75||24||Activity Info|
|Pigmented Purpuric Dermatitis||Pigmented purpuric dermatosis (PPD) is the term used to describe a collection of subtypes of generally benign, chronic, purpuric skin eruptions charac ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Plantar Fibromatosis||Plantar fibromatosis is a benign fibroblastic, connective tissue proliferative disorder of the superficial plantar aponeurosis of the foot. It belongs ... Read the Article||1||6||Activity Info|
|Pressure Injury||Pressure injuries are formed when pressure causes localized damage to underlying skin and soft tissue. These skin and soft tissue injuries remain a si ... Read the Article||1.75||21||Activity Info|
|Psoriatic Arthritis||Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is chronic inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis (PsO) and found in about 20 to 30% of such patients. It shares ... Read the Article||1.5||14||Activity Info|
|Scabies||Scabies is a contagious skin condition caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei which burrows into the skin and causes severe itching. Scabies is transmit ... Read the Article||1.25||10||Activity Info|
|Spoon Nails||This activity outlines the evaluation and management of koilonychia and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in evaluating, treating and ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Squamous Cell Skin Cancer||Squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of skin cancer, is caused by the cumulative exposure of skin to UV light. This condition has prec ... Read the Article||1.25||9||Activity Info|
|Subungual Hematoma Drainage||Subungual hematomas are injuries of the nail bed in which bleeding develops under the nail. Patients usually complain of pain and discoloration of the ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Talus Fracture||The talus ranks as the second largest tarsal bone with unique anatomic features and serves an important role in the mobility of the foot and ankle as ... Read the Article||1.25||10||Activity Info|
|Tarsal Navicular Fractures||Fractures of the tarsal navicular bone are most commonly the result of either traumatic injury or undue stress, with the latter having a higher incide ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Terbinafine||Terbinafine is an antifungal medication that works through the inhibition of squalene epoxidase. It has activity against most dermatophytes, and it ha ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Tetanus Prophylaxis||This activity reviews and outlines the role of tetanus prophylaxis. It will outline the basics of immunization and prophylaxis and will discuss types ... Read the Article||1||7||Activity Info|
|Trench Foot||Trench foot is one of three subclasses of immersion foot, which are differentiated by the temperature of the exposure. Trench foot is caused by prolon ... Read the Article||1||6||Activity Info|
|Venous Insufficiency||Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a common condition that typically involves lower extremity edema, trophic skin changes, and discomfort secondary ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Wound Assessment||A wound is damaged or disruption to the skin and, before treatment, the exact cause, location, and type of wound must be assessed to provide appropria ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Wound Closure Techniques||Wound management is an essential part of emergency medicine practice. The clinicians care for wounds ranging from minor and simple lacerations or abra ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Wound Debridement||Wound debridement is based on the premise that debridement will promote reepithelialization. Wound debridement has been utilized for more than a decad ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Wound Dressings||Wounds can be present over different anatomical parts of the body. However, the basic principles of choosing a wound dressing remain the same. Choosin ... Read the Article||1||6||Activity Info|
|Wound Irrigation||Wounds and lacerations are common complaints. Each year in the United States, roughly 12.2 million patients are seen in emergency departments for woun ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Wound Pressure Injury Management||Pressure injuries have been given various names over the last several years, including pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers, or bed sores. Pressure injur ... Read the Article||1||6||Activity Info|
|Yellow Nail Syndrome||Yellow nail syndrome (YNS) is a rare condition defined by a presence of two of the following: (1) slow-growing, hard, yellow, and dystrophic nails, (2 ... Read the Article||1||7||Activity Info|
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