Foot care nursing has become a passion for Audrey, so much so that she recently left the Family Health Team to open her own foot care clinic, the first one of its kind in Niagara.
Audrey believes in the value of a national association for foot care, and has worked with the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses (CAFCN) over the past 3 years in a number of capacities, as well as participating in the group tasked with developing the National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada.
In 2017, Audrey’s article Your Feet Tell A Story was published in Canadian SKIN, a quarterly publication of the Canadian Skin Patient Alliance.
Audrey has a passion for excellence in nursing, and is committed to bringing safe, high-quality foot care to Niagara’s residents. Audrey is an RN in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario, and a member of the Canadian Nurses Association and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.
She is a founding member of CAFCN (formerly Foot Care Canada) and has been involved since 2007 when 14 like-minded foot care nurses and educators met to discuss a national strategy on how they could advance nursing foot care guidelines for skills, education and eventually certification. How exciting it is to have a national voice for nursing foot care!
Pat is an LPN and has been working as an advanced foot care nurse since 1996.
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During my years managing in home care, I realized that the foot care needs for high risk, fragile or senior home care clients in the community were a challenge to meet, if at all. Wanting to make a difference while also looking to make a change of pace in my nursing career, I took advanced training in nursing foot care and created my business in 2006.
The feet are the ‘unsung heroes’ of our body; too often forgotten and considered insignificant. But we, as the foot care nurse, consider the feet the appendage that tells a story of client health and their well being.
I feel that the role of the Foot Care Nurse is understated and quite often misunderstood. It is our goal to educate the client, our peers and the public on the multifaceted levels of skill we bring.
The CAFCN is important as it provides opportunity in continuing education and support for the Foot Care Nurse. And moving forward, the progression of a certification process is imperative for our recognition as specialists within the field and to ensure the highest standards of training is in place for those who practice.
We are currently looking for an advisor to represent Prince Edward Island.