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Recommended Books for Foot Care Nurses

The “Art & Science of Foot Care:
A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada"

2nd Edition 2017. Lazenby, C.

Currently the #1 textbook being used for Foot Care Nurse courses in Canada. With colored photos, glossary text and graphic visual elements, this textbook will bring you ease in your foot care work, reference or for study. 

Since 1993, Cindy Lazenby RN and her associates have trained over 4000 Foot Care Nurses across the country. Her expertise to design and deliver customized foot care nurse courses has been sought out by a wide range of organizations including: community colleges, universities and government agencies. Now you can have that same comprehensive know-how in a peer-reviewed, multi-authored textbook, developed through the collaboration of experienced Canadian foot care professionals.

Praise for Art & Science of Foot Care

"What a lovely surprise...Your book is a masterpiece and so well put together. WOW... I know the hours of work you have put into it. Cheers." Mary MacKay, RN. Halifax NS

"Congratulations on the launch of ART & SCIENCE OF FOOT CARE - A Clinical Resource for Nurse in Canada and thank you for a copy. The book is well done from the cover to the information covered. I have browsed the book and will take more time to go through it better. Great job!" Pat MacDonald LPN. Winnipeg, MB

"I am really appreciating this later version of your text! Thank you." Sharon O'Brien RN. Senior Watch Inc Care-Ed Learning, Saint John, NB

"The Art and Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada authored by Cindy Lazenby RN is a much needed reference text for foot care nurses in Canada...." Book Review published in the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses (CAFCN) Newsletter, Fall 2011,   Kathleen Stevens, PhD, RN

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The Salon Professionals Guide to Foot  Care

Godfrey Mix, DPM         ISBN-13: 978-1562533328         ISBN-10: 1562533320

(About $65.00)

This comprehensive book is written for the nail professional from a licensed, practicing podiatrist's point of view. Learn the historical development of the foot, foot anatomy, systemic diseases, common foot problems and more. This book can be used as a basic learning tool for those who wish to understand and learn about the foot and it also serves as a general reference for those who desire to gain understanding of a particular area of interest concerning the foot.

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Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot 

David Armstrong, DPM, PhD and Lawrence Lavery, DPM

(About  $ 35.00)            ISBN-13: 978-1580403344 ISBN-10: 1580403344

The diabetic foot is a victim of nerve damage, micro- and macrovascular disease, and faulty healing, mechanisms that without proper care can lead to amputation. More than 80,000 diabetes-related amputations are performed in the United States each year, but non-specialist primary care providers, as well as residents, nurses, and diabetes educators, can help prevent this devastating, life-altering, and expensive complication. Health care professionals and students alike will find that this concise, easy-to-use, and updated guide offers practical advice on detecting and managing diabetes-related foot complications, including information on:

Patient risk factors and preventive footwear

Conducting comprehensive foot exams

Wound care: debridement and offloading

Managing infections and faulty healing

Charcot foot and peripheral arterial disease

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101 Foot Care Tips for People with Diabetes

Jessie Ahroni, PhD, ARNP, CDE         ISBN-13: 978-1580402231 ISBN-10: 1580402232

(about $10.00)

101 Foot Care Tips For People With Diabetes is an excellent self care guide and reference for diabetics and their caretakers. Questions about exercise, the relevance of blood sugar control, nail clipping, choosing appropriate footwear, what to do about ingrown toenails, and preferred forms of exercise with diabetic foot complications are answered. All questions are succinctly explained with authority. Types 1 and 2 boxes at the top of the page tell if the question refers to both or either types of diabetes. Amusing illustrations lighten the tone and pique interest. Chapter 11 lists additional resources valuable to the diabetic. 101 Foot Care Tips For People With Diabetes is a good manual for any diabetic. Its brisk, no-nonsense explanations of complex interrelationships of diet, exercise, skin care and health management are presented in unavoidably clear lay terms.

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A Practical Manual of Diabetic Foot Care

Michael E. Edmonds            1405161477  978-1405161473

(about $160.00

A practical clinical manual for the diagnosis, treatment - both medical and surgical - and the long-term care of foot problems in people with diabetes. The authors are world-renowned experts in this subject and they present the internationally recognized best practice. 

The clinical chapters are presented in a structured, colour-coded format to allow easy reference. The text also includes highlighted best clinical practice tips. Each chapter is accompanied by high-quality, full-colour photographs that provide excellent examples of the earliest presenting signs as well as illustrating the step-by-step guidance on treatment. This book is an essential manual for every healthcare professional involved in the care of patients with diabetes.

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