Diabetic Foot Care Teaching 1606. Instructed the patient/caregiver on important foot care: inspect feet daily, report any foot problems to MD or Podiatrist, wash .
Diabetic Foot Care Teaching 335. Instructed patient on never walking barefoot to prevent cuts and burns and also to wear sleepers at night when getting up.
Foot care Teaching 1248. SN suggested patient to have nails, calluses and corns trimmed by podiatrist because those with diabetes have poor circulation.
Use a lotion or cream daily after you wash your feet, but do NOT apply between your toes. Some products that doctors and wound care nurses recommend are: Elta, Eucerin ointment, Glaxal base, Uremol 20%, Lac-Hydrin or Lubriderm. Wear loose, light-coloured socks and slippers to keep your feet warm.
Use sunscreen to avoid burns. Wash and dry the feet thoroughly, especially between the toes.. If the patient does not see well or has difficulty reaching the feet, a family member, nurse, or podiatrist can do this self-care task. Avoid self-treatment of corns, calluses or ingrown toenails.
Keywords: Diabetes, Diabetic foot, Nurse. Background. . Goals of nursing intervention in diabetic foot care. Nurses can teach patients how to perform phy