Time:10am - 4pm
St. Annes Road
Working within the foot health profession, we all have many patients presenting with a variety of nail conditions. This course will review the basics of skin and nail anatomy, and guide you through the process of recognising a variety of nail pathologies, and also understanding the epidemiology of ‘fungal nails’ and other causes of nail abnormalities.
This course will carefully discuss the variety of topical nail applications currently available, and teach you to confidently debride aggressively in order to achieve the best possible results for your patients. Methods of transungual delivery of antifungal agents are both safe and effective, and learning appropriate patient selection is paramount.
10am: Welcome and introduction to the day
10.05am: Student introductions
10.30am: PowerPoint – the Fungal Nail
11am: Coffee break
11.15am: PowerPoint: Recap the Skin
11.45am: PowerPoint: aggressive debridement, chemical ablation, Diafractory fungal test, Bifonazole, Nail surgery, Spirularin NS
12.15pm: Lunch Break
1pm: Tutor demonstration
Aggressive debridement, skin occlusion and the application of 40% urea and Bifonazole. choice of burrs, selection of topical antifungal agents.
1.15pm: students to assess each others feet. Check for skin and nail dermatophyte infection
1.30pm: silicone feet debriding and skin occlusion, plus application of 40% urea and Bifonazole (substitutes) to learn techniques. Discussion on the use of orange sticks to remove infected material following chemical ablation.
2.15pm: Discussion of product selection for continuing patient treatment. Including :
Emtrex, Lamisil spray, Spirularin NS.
3pm: The Diafractory fungal nail test and when to refer.
3.30pm: Q and As and certificate presentation
Gaynor Wooldridge, is a consultant podiatrist working within a multidisciplinary clinic in Kent. She has a passion and commitment to the field of foot health, with special interests in research, injection therapies, wound care and diabetes. She is a great believer that continuing professional development is central to the ‘lifelong learning’ approach so vital within healthcare.
This course is open and suitable for podiatrists and foot health practitioners.