The Importance Of Foot Care

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With the help of the interdisciplinary team a foot surveillance program was created. Two assessment tools were developed with the intent of providing an initial assessment, and a monthly and annual assessment to detect foot issues in their early stages. A patient education program was developed to teach patients how to perform adequate self-care and promote their awareness. According to Valabhji (2011) the speed of referrals to the proper provider can be crucial to optimizing outcomes. By establishing a partnership for foot care we can reduce the number of referrals required.
A timeline was created from conceptual design to the implementation phase. A short time frame of 8 weeks allowed for the design of the program, and the
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Staffing salaries, administration costs, and supplies were evaluated and presented to the fiscal department for final approval. Equipment was not required for this project. The steps associated with determining the budget were dependent upon the length of the tasks and the resources required for the project. A fiscal analysis was done to estimate the budget. The cost associated with the project included the salary needs of the stakeholders, which varied, and the resources, such as equipment and material costs, required to meet the goals and objectives of the project. It was important to check regularly the amount of spending to prevent overspending of allocated funds. Costs will end when the budget runs out or the project goals and objectives are met (Haughey, 2014). The cost of implementing this foot care program can be offset by the potential savings of decreasing foot complications in this population (See Appendix …show more content…
This survey will be useful for future improvement projects by providing feedback on the dynamics of the committee, and what actions can be taken to improve their effectiveness. If the committee is not effective, the project will not progress efficiently. An educational tool was created to obtain feedback on patient learning during the educational program. This would determine their readiness to move forward with self-foot care practices. The third evaluation tool would collect referral data from the monthly assessment tool to determine the effectiveness of the patient education program. To evaluate the success of the education program twelve months of data will be needed. Upon analysis, the information will guide us towards making the necessary changes to improve upon the short falls and continue with continuous quality improvement (Appendix

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