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Professional Development Foot Care Conference

Posted by Laura Bolton RPN on March 31, 2017 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (5)

On Saturday March 25, I attended the first annual Professional Development Foot Care Conference in London, Ontario. This conference was a one day conference held at the Best Western Lamplighter. To say there is much to learn about foot care is an understatment. This conference included topics on diabetic foot care, infection control, nail bracing and reconstruction, responsive behaviours, building a business and biomechanics.


All in all, the speakers that presented were exel...

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Villagia in the Glebe

Posted by Laura Bolton RPN on March 22, 2017 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

On February 23, 2017, I started working at the Villagia in the Glebe to provide them with nursing foot care services. It was a slow day at first, but as the residents slowly started to wake up, they began to come upstairs to the salon to say Hi. At first, I did not know how many people would come up but by the end of the day, I had 6 residents come in for appointments and had 2 others booked for another day. Many of the staff stopped in to try the treats from Strawberry Blonde Baking and Metr...

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Heart Basics Part 2

Posted by Laura Bolton RPN on February 13, 2017 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (1)

With February upon us, it is a time to acknowledge and celebrate the month of love and friendship as Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but it’s also a month to take a look at what it means to have a healthy and happy heart. Yes, I am a Foot Care Nurse, but at the end of the day I am a nurse first and foremost and I think it’s important to take time to really take a look at what I consider to be one of, if not the most, important organ in the human body – heart...

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Heart Basics

Posted by Laura Bolton RPN on February 10, 2017 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The human body is an incredible thing – bones heal after breaks, the lungs exchange oxygen for carbon dioxide, the female body can create new life – it’s like magic. However, too often, we tend to forget to take care of our body. With February being heart month, let's take a little time to talk about this amazing organ works and what can happen to it. In order to understand some of the heart complications, a basic understanding of the cardiovascular system is needed.

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