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Series of 5

FCN Skills Workshops


New skills workshop series coming soon to a location near you!

  1. Infection Prevention & Control (Sept 29th, 2018 in Kingston, ON)
  2. Ankle Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI)
  3. Podiatric Instrument Skills
  4. Diabetic Foot Care
  5. Wound Care

The Series of 5 Skills Workshops are designed to support Foot Care Nurses in achieving their continuing education objectives and competencies. At Foot Care Kingston, we are passionate advocates for nursing foot care education based on best practices. It is our primary goal to foster links between foot care professionals and assist in the development of a strong and knowledgeable foot care community and it is with this in mind that we have created this new workshop series. 

Workshop #1 - Infection Prevention and Control in Foot Care Nurse Practices 



Total CEU's: Participants will receive a 'certificate of attendance' listing 5 hours of professional development. 

Infection Prevention and Control in FCN Practices is the first workshop in our new Series of 5 Skills Workshops. This hands-on workshop will provide each participant the opportunity to reprocess foot care instruments with the use of autoclaves, ultrasonic cleaners, biological indicators, chemical indicators, sterile pouches and incubators in order to meet best practices using "sterile from point of use" standards and guidelines. 


To be announced.


VON Office: 1469 Princess St., Kingston ON K7M 3E9

Eligibility Criteria

  • Each participant must be a nurse with a full license from their governing nursing body. 


Early bird registration fees are outlined below and include all equipment and PPE's required for the workshop. Meals not included. Several options to purchase food in the mini-mall next to the workshop facility.

  • $197.75 ($175.00 + $22.75 HST) - Regular registration (nurses)

**This workshop has a maximum capacity of 8 participants. Spaces are filled on a first registered, first served basis. A waitlist will be maintained for any nurse wishing to register after the program maximum has been reached. Additional workshop dates may be offered this fall and next year depending on interest. 

Payment options

Accepted methods of payment are e-transfer and money order. There is an additional processing fee of $50.00 + tax for payment by money order. Direct deposit may be available if your workshop fee is being paid by an employer or sponsoring organization. Note that we do not accept credit cards. For more information about why we do not accept credit cards, please visit our Q & A page. Details on how to proceed with payment will be provided in your workshop acceptance email. Please wait to receive your acceptance email prior to sending any funds.

Refund, Workshop Cancellation Policy

Should you wish to withdraw, note that fees received is non-refundable as activities and expenses were made on your behalf from the date of receipt.

Participants unable to attend as planned due to extenuating circumstances, may be able to defer to the next available Kingston Series of 5 Workshop on a standby basis, subject to a re-entry fee and approval from Foot Care Kingston's Director. Participants who are on standby are not guaranteed a space in the workshop. Participants on standby will be contacted shortly before the workshop start date, should a space be available.

Should Foot Care Kingston cancel the workshop due to low enrollment or any other unexpected reason, participants will be informed and will receive a full refund. 

Dress Code

  • A name tag will be provided and is to be worn at all times.
  • Scrubs/uniforms, closed toe and heel shoes, hair up, off shoulders and face.
  • Bring your smile! You will have lots of fun learning new skills.


Workshop Facilitator: Melissa Dion

  • 8:45 am - Registration 
  • 9:00 am - Introductions
  • 9:15 - 9:45 am - Best Practices in Setting Up Reprocessing Rooms 
  • 10:15 am - 12:15 pmNurses will participate in the following sessions:
    • Purchasing IPAC Instruments and Supplies
    • IPAC Auditing Tools
  • 12:15 - 1:15 pm - Lunch
  • 1:15 - 3:45 pm  - Nurses will participate in the following sessions:
    • Pre-Cleaning Instruments Techniques 
    • How to Use and Maintain an Autoclave
  • 4:00 - 4:30 pm - Q & A

Team Profile

Melissa Dion (Workshop Facilitator) - Melissa Dion is a graduate of Foot Care Kingston's 2014 FCN course and has been a Clinical Assistant for several Foot Care Kingston FCN courses in Kingston ever since. Melissa currently works for a community nursing agency in the Kingston area. 

Marie-Pierre Hamelin (Operations Management Support) - Marie-Pierre Hamelin is Foot Care Kingston's Operations Management Consultant and Liaison. She has worked with Foot Care Kingston for 3 years and during this time has played a key role ensuring the smooth running of operations of Foot Care Kingston, including the registration for the FCN course Part 1 and for Kingston's Part 2. For more information on Marie-Pierre's experience and education, please visit her profile page. 

Workshop #2-5

The following skills workshops are currently in development:

  • Ankle Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI)
  • Podiatric Instrument Skills
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Wound Care

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