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Certified MediNail-Advanced Nail Technologist™ (M-ANT) is a state licensed nail technician or other licensed professional who has completed advanced training in working aseptically with clients for their ultimate protection from the transfer of infection. The M-ANT course was originally and specially developed for salon-based nail technicians preparing them to work with and attract new groups of clients who require a special touch, and to acquire client referrals from physicians and podiatrists. The M-ANT is now additionally designed for introductory training of some medical professionals. The M-ANT certification requires the completion of 15 Modules of online-only information and an online exam before the Certificate is awarded.

The M-ANT Program educates the nail professional in the following:

Physician Directed and Medically Proven Preventive Aseptic Techniques 
Autoclave Sterilization of Metal Implements 
Documentation and Proper Spore Testing of Autoclaves
Protocols to become a Nationally Rated Safe Salon or Medical Spa
Foot Health Evaluation Knowledge and Exam
Recognition (not diagnosis) of Foot Conditions 
Advanced Dermatology of the Feet
Emerging and Evolving Microbes 
Marketing Materials for Building Special Referral Relationships with Podiatrists /Physicians
Marketing Techniques and Materials for Salons/Spas to Attract New Groups of Clients
Precautions in Pedicures on Diabetics and other chronically ill or At Risk Clients (ARC) by a practicing podiatrist
Updates and Ongoing Future Development of Advanced Protocols with Dr. Robert Spalding

Reasons to become certified by the MediNail Advanced Nail Technologist (M-ANT) online training program:

  • M-ANT is the only online program in the US that is physician owned, created and directed.

  • M-ANT is the only online program allows you to transition in the future to the medically approved Medical Nail Technician Training (MNT) and the Certified Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistant (CCPMA) courses

  • M-ANT is the only advanced nail training leading to national CCPMA certification with the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine (www.ACFAOM.org)

  • M-ANT is the only online program that gives you free access to the nationwide information found in Dr Spalding’s nationally acclaimed books, Death By Pedicure and The Science of Pedicures

  • M-ANT gives you direct access to consulting with a practicing podiatrist who is consulted nationally on multiple salon lawsuits for your protection

  • M-ANT gives you direct access to a podiatrist for consults on lower extremity infections that may come into your salon

  • M-ANT is the only course with direct access to a nationally and internationally celebrated host of Nail Talk Radio (NTR) and working medical nail technician, Athena Elliott, MNT, CCPMA who will instruct you how to expand your marketing techniques and salon skill sets.

Additional M-ANT benefits

  • No Travel Expenses
  • No Hotel Expenses
  • No Eating Expenses
  • No Expensive Training Course Prices
  • No time limitations
  • No Scheduling conflicts
  • Open 24/7 access to training

MediNail Learning Center (MLC) gives you the most advanced training and ROI (return on your investment) of any the courses available in the US or internationally.

The M-ANT course is developed for advanced certification for Licensed Nail Technicians and Nail Technologists (NT), Foot Care Nurses (FCN), Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP), Physician Assistants (PA), Registered nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Podiatric Medical Assistants (PMA), Medical Assistants (MA), and other newly emerging Foot Care Technicians (FCT).

  1. The MediNail Advanced Nail Technologist (M-ANT) course includes the following modules:
  • 1 The Nail Salon Crisis Leading to Salon Lawsuits
  • 2 Salon Micro Trauma™ (SMT)
  • 3 How OSHA Applies to your Salon
  • 4 Super Charge Your Infection Control Part 1
  • 5 Super Charge Your Infection Control Part 2
  • 6 Diseases and Disorders of the Feet
  • 7 The Answers: Autoclave for Sterilization, Standard (Universal) Precautions and Aseptic Care
  • 8 Pedicures on at Risk Clients (not patients)
  • 9 To Pedicure or Not to Pedicure
  • 10 The Science of Pedicures
  • 11 Nail Techs Saving Lives: Defusing the Time Bombs in Salon Training
  • 12 Scope of Practice Issues and Written Referrals to Physicians
  • 13 Chemicals and Dangers in the Salon
  • 14 Marketing of Your Salon and Safe Salon Rating
  • 15 Resources and Links 

Do you want MORE from your career?

  • More challenge?
  • More knowledge?
  • More Respect?

 The Medical Nail Technician™ certification can give you that “MORE.” You can step up to an interesting and different level in your career, one not previously available to nail technicians.

Working in a podiatry office is a change of pace, a new opportunity, and an experience that expands the nail technician’s overall career possibilities in the industry he or she loves. However, many nail technicians who intend to stay in the salon setting take the MNT Program to advance their knowledge and to gain higher respect from their clients and podiatrists.

You will discover that podiatrists need Medical Nail Technicians™ in their offices. They appreciate this trained MNT’s skills while their patients appreciate their comfort care and services. Other technicians do not want to work in a physician’s office but want the knowledge this level of information provides concerning their clients and the respect it provides in marketing for referrals from podiatrists and physicians.

 Who is the MNT™?

 The Certified Medical Nail Technician™ (CMNT) is a state licensed nail technician or cosmetologist that has completed the Advanced Nail Technician Certification and then ten more modules of additional Medical Nail Technician training, the relevant exams and an Internship to prepare to work for a Podiatrist or other physicians.

The CMNT performs safe cosmetic pedicures on patients in a licensed salon room in the practice and assists the physician in his/her podiatry practice. The podiatrist markets the nail technician’s cosmetic services to the practice patients and the public.

After completing the online MNT Program and passing the exams, the technician experiences a five day/40 hour Internship under the direction of a Podiatrist or other physician to learn the practical skills needed for working in a medical office.   If needed, Medinail Learning Center aids the technician in in finding a Podiatrist who will provide this training.

ACFAOM Certified Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistant Program

Podiatry Assistants are valuable and necessary support for the podiatrist in a podiatry office. Assistants are taught the “how-tos” of working as a member of the team with the podiatrist. They are the third and fourth hands of the podiatrist when working with patients. Now they have an opportunity to learn important clinical background information that will bring them to a higher level of clinical expertise in performing their jobs.

The ACFAOM Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistant Certification Program (CCPMA)

Are you a podiatrist who would appreciate a higher level of knowledge and clinical skills for your Assistant? Do you hire Medical Assistants that do not have the important information for working with podiatric patients? If so, this program is for your Assistant.

This program consists of ten online learning modules (audio and visual) with online exams after the third and the final modules. After passing the exams, an Internship in a licensed podiatrist’s office is required and usually provided by the student’s employer podiatrist. On receiving verification that the student has had instruction on particular skills and finished the Internship program, a Certificate is awarded and sent to the new Certified Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistant (CCPMA) by the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM).

The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM) is a professional society of doctors dedicated to excellence in orthopedics and medicine of the lower extremities as the cornerstone of contemporary podiatric practices. The College has reviewed all aspects of the Medinail Learning Center’s training program for podiatric medical assistants and has adopted this program as its own certification program for Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistants. The ACFAOM Board of Directors oversees the education of clinical podiatric medical assistants through the Medinail Learning Center and constantly monitors its educational quality, creates the required examinations, and issues its own certificate to candidate who have proven fulfillment of the requirements.

Podiatry Assistants

Are you an assistant to a podiatrist? If you are a new assistant, this program will provide you the needed background knowledge for working with patients plus provide the information to support your learning of the skills
needed to work safely with a podiatrist.

If you are already a trained Podiatry Assistant, this program will provide you the information you need to support the work you perform, setting you at a higher level of knowledge. After you take this course you will understand patient conditions more completely, perform routine foot care under the direction of a podiatrist, perform a superior level of infection control, and feel more confident in your work. Also, you will have a displayable Certificate awarded by a prestigious national podiatric medical society to confirm you have studied and been tested on advanced information in a specially designed program for Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistants.

Medical Assistants

Are you a Certified Medical Assistant working for a podiatrist and have found that your education does not include sufficient information concerning working with the feet? This course will provide you with the expanded information you need when performing patient foot care and increase your value to your employing Podiatrist.