Cindy Lazenby RN, FCN Ed.

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Cindy Lazenby RN, FCN Ed.

Part 2 Lead Educator (Kingston, ON)



Owner and Director Foot Care Kingston/
Part 1 FCN course Lead Educator/
Part 2 FCN course Lead Educator (Kingston, ON)

    

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Cindy Lazenby is the Owner and Director of Foot Care Kingston. She is also the Lead Educator for Part 1 of the Foot Care Nurse (FCN) course, as well as Part 2 of the FCN course in Kingston. Since 1993, Cindy and her associates have trained over 4000 nurses across the country. Her expertise to design and deliver customized foot care courses has been sought out by a wide range of organizations including: community colleges, universities and government departments. She is passionate about education and committed to using this as a tool to support informed, effective, and consistent practices for nursing foot care in Canada.

Cindy is a founding contributor, and the first chair of the CAFCN (Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses), which aims to standardize best practices across the nation. She has an extensive history of advocating for improvements in nursing foot care in Canada. In addition to her Director and Educator responsibilities, Cindy is the Lead Author of Art and Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada as well as the Lead of an Expert Task Force currently set on reviewing and providing recommendations for an official definition of 'basic' and 'advanced' foot care in Canada. 

Aside from being accused of being "obsessed with feet" for the last 25+ years by some of her friends and family, there are 4 important aspects of her life that give her a constant stream of joy: family, community, nature and health & wellness.

Cindy is looking forward to welcoming a new cohort of students to Foot Care Kingston's Foot Care Nurse course this semester!
 

Education  

Sciences:         

  • 2 years of sciences only: University of Guelph, 1977 - 79 

Nursing:          

  • Diploma: Conestoga College, Guelph, 1979 - 81

Foot Care:        

  • Certificate: Basic, Advanced and Diabetic, 1990 - 1993
  • Clinical training: 4 months with Dr. George Merry, 1993
  • Ongoing continuing education to meet competency guidelines

Wound Care:     

  • Certificate: Canadian Association of Wound Care, S1 and S2, 2003
  • Clinical training: with Dr. Iman Bayoumi and Maureen Bucchanan, 2004 - 05
  • Research only: International Interdisciplinary Wound Care, U. of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, 2005 - 06  

Orthotics:        

  • Certificate: Basic and Advanced, The Orthotic Group, 2002
  • Clinical training: with physiotherapists, 2002 - 04
  • Certificate: Advanced Foot Biomechanics, The Orthotic Group, 2008

 Nursing Employment

  • Staff Nurse and Administration in NS, NB and ON 1981 - 1999
  • Home Foot Care Community Nursing Services Kingston ON (owner) 1993 - 99
  • Hospice Kingston, Palliative Care Nurse Consultant 1994-98
  • Amherstview Therapy Clinic (owner) 1999 - 2004   
  • Primary Care Nurse with Health for Life Medical Centre 2007 - 2012
  • Foot Care Kingston (owner) 2004 - present
  • Foot Care Nurse with Health for Life Medical Centre 2005 - 2013
  • Set up new Foot Care clinic, Kingston Community Health Center (Napanee site) 2014

Foot Care Educator

  • Clinical facilitator with Dr. George Merry/Lynn Rutherford, 1993 - 1997
  • Development of course curriculum and training aids, 1996 - present
  • Coordinator/Educator Foot Care Nurse Training and Development Program, 1996 - present
  • Advanced and Diabetic Nursing Foot Care Presentor, 2004 - present
  • St. Lawrence College, Foot Care Nurse Program Coordinator, 2006 - 2010
  • Preceptor for Nursing and Health Science Graduate Students, 2006 - 2010
  • Foot Care Nurse Educator Program Coordinator, 2006 - present   
  • Research Paper: Reducing Complications for Persons with Diabetes, 2007
  • Aurora College, Yellowknife NT, Foot Care Nurse course, 2011
  • Foot Care Nurse Webinars (development and deliver), Foot Care Kingston 2011 - present
  • Diabetes Management Center (Mississauga Hospital), Mentorship program, 2013
  • Stanton Health Authority, Yellowknife NT, Foot Care Nurse program 2014
  • Infection and Prevention Control workshops, CAFCN conferences in Vancouver, BC 2013 and Halifax, NS 2014
  • Infection and Prevention Control "What's New in Foot Care" presentation for IPAC Canada conferences in Halifax 2014
  • Diabetes Policy Summit (invited delegate) held in Toronto, ON 2014
  • Feet for Life - 3 day health care interdisciplinary team workshops for First Nations in ON, funded by Health Canada - 2015
  • "Foot and Ankle Conditioning" presentation CAFCN conference in Montreal, Quebec 2016
  • Foot Care Nurse Courses (Part 1 & Part 2) - funded by the South East Ontario Local Health Integrated Network - 2016 & 2017, in Kingston Ontario
  • "Falls Prevention for Seniors" presentation Devon Foot Care conference in Calgary, Alberta 2017

Healthcare Educator

  • CPR & First Aid Certified Instructor 1993 - 2004
  • Palliative Care and Pain Management 1994 - 98
  • Queen's School of Rehab, Guest Lecturer - 1996
  • Loyalist Community College, Guest Lecturer - 2005
  • Private Practice / Entrepreneurship 2002 - present
  • Chronic Diseases 2008 - present
  • Senior Fitness 2017

Membership

Current:

  • College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), registered member (1981; 1989 - present)
  • Canadian Nurses Association member (1993 - present)
  • Canadian Nurses Protective Society and CNPS Plus (2005 - present)
  • Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses (CAFCN) - (formerly Foot Care Canada), Past President (2010), Education commitee (2010), ON Provincial co-Advisor (2012-2015), AdHoc Reprocessing of Foot Care Instrument  committee (2014- 2015), AdHoc Membership committee (2014 - 2015)

Past:

  • Registered Nurses Association of Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANTNU) (2014)
  • Foot Care Canada, Founding Chair  (FCC -> CAFCN) (2007-2010)
  • Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) (1993 - 2015)
  • Gerontologial Nurses Association (GNA) (1993 - 2004)
  • Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB) (1984 - 1989)
  • College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CRNNS) (1981 - 1984)