Alberta Health Services (AHS) has developed with input from multiple stakeholders, the Infection Prevention and Control Best Practice Guideline for Foot Care Devices. The guidelines applies to all AHS staff, medical staff, volunteers, students and other persons acting on behalf of AHS.
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) encourages all LPNs practicing foot care to follow the guidelines carefully.
AHS ensured the guidelines follow the 2012 Alberta Health Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization of Reusable Medical Devices Standards.
AHS reports the new guidelines will be useful for frontline healthcare workers to provide consistent, safe best practices.