Revised Practice Direction: Nursing Foot Care

The CLPNM has revised its practice direction for LPNs who practise nursing foot care.

The updated practice direction will:

  • help LPNs distinguish between basic foot care and post-basic nursing foot care
  • help LPNs understand the risks and responsibilities they take on, and which they must be prepared to manage, when they choose to practise post-basic nursing foot care, and
  • clarify the CLPNM’s expectations on a variety of topics, such as infection control and continuing competence.

All practical nurses are expected to review, ensure they understand, and practise in accordance with the practice directions published by the CLPNM, their professional regulatory body.

Any registrant with questions about how to meet the professional expectations described in the practice direction is encouraged to contact the CLPNM Practice Department at

Review the Practice Direction on Nursing Foot Care here. 

Posted: September 24, 2021

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