Caring for feet: patients and nurse practitioners working together

Nurse Pract Forum. 1998 Jun;9(2):87-93.


There are many factors to remember when performing a foot assessment on patients with diabetes. To maximize the value of a foot care program, patients need to understand their role in preserving their feet. This article outlines how to perform a logical foot assessment using a mnemonic tool so all parts of the examination will be included. Further actions to consider and educational points to stress are provided for each part of the assessment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diabetic Foot / prevention & control*
  • Diabetic Foot / psychology
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening / methods
  • Nurse Practitioners* / psychology
  • Nurse-Patient Relations*
  • Nursing Assessment / methods
  • Patient Education as Topic / methods
  • Patient Participation*
  • Physical Examination / methods
  • Skin Care / methods