Episode 92 Acute Care Foot & Nail Care Program

On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Mary Ann Whaley, BSN, RN, CWON, CFCN,
and Stephanie Stokes, BSN, CWOCN, CFCN, to discuss their facility’s new inpatient foot and
nail care program. Services include basic foot assessment, foot/nail cleaning, toenail trimming,
callus removing, moisturizing, and more. They also discuss the potential to turn this into a
billable service and expand the lower extremity assessments.

About the Speakers:
Mary Ann Whaley became certified in wound care in 1999 through the WOCNCB. In 2005, I
obtained my Certified Wound Specialist (CWS). In 2015, Mary Ann became certified in wound,
ostomy, and foot. Her practice includes assessment and treatment of lower extremity wounds in
patients with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and other comorbidities. Toenail trimming is
a service that she has recently been providing to inpatients with excessively long toenails, nails
impinging on adjacent toes, and for nails that are inhibiting ambulation.

Stephanie Stokes, BSN, CWOCN, CFCN, has been a certified wound, ostomy, continence, and
foot care nurse since 2012. Her work as a CWOCN and CFCN includes but is not limited to
experience with lower extremity and foot assessments and identification/treatment of wounds
located on the feet and lower extremities. The addition of toenail trimming for patients in her
facility with chronic comorbidities such as diabetes, vascular insufficiency, and diseased toenails
is a new service she has been able to provide based on identified patient needs.

WOCN Society Accreditation Statement
The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.