The Manitoba Association of Foot Care Nurses is a group of nurses dedicated to understanding the foot and how it functions in relation to the rest of the body. Nurses use this knowledge to promote optimal health to ensure Manitobans remain active members of their communities.
A Note from Your President
May 3 2020
As most of you may have heard the phasing in of services will be starting on Monday, May 4th. As the document has stated that therapeutic and medical services may open for business with restrictions, I think we can reach out to our clients and care homes about their needs. There will be required PPE that must be worn for all clients, I’ve enclosed the document from Shared Health for both in home care and LTC home care. You will need to consult with your regulatory body regarding guidelines for instruments and PPE.
For those of you who chose to see clients, I would recommend reducing the amount you see in a day to reduce contact with our vulnerable clientele. We are nurses and are expected to use good judgment when assessing the need for care. Screening will need to be done as well to ensure safety for all that are involved. We are accountable for all decisions we make in our practice.
Finally, as we are not a regulator body we cannot instruct you as what you should do, therefore you need to ask your regulatory body for clear direction. Be patient, as I know practice consultants are working from home and will answer you back as soon as they can, it’s a new thing for them as well.
As always, I’m sending you all the most positive vibes and hoping that you all are safe, wherever you are. We will get through this and gain knowledge to better prepare ourselves in the event, this ever happens again. Imagine the stories we will be able to share when we are allowed to get together. Till then…..Stay safe, stay healthy and if possible, stay home.
Sincerely, Martha Cinch, President MAFCN
Please note that our foot care nurses will not be going into hospitals until further notice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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