Latest News

  • Wounds Canada – Best Practice Recommendation Articles Check out the links below for the first of the BPR papers, on the anatomy and physiology of skin and the prevention and management of wounds, and pressure injuries. Three more topic-specific BPRs, on surgical wounds, skin tears and diabetic foot ulcers, will follow in subsequent weeks and together will form the Foundations of Best Practice ...
  • World Union of Wound Healing Societies Consensus
    Position document: Management of biofilm
    23 September 2016
    Thomas Bjarnsholt, Rose Cooper, Jacqui Fletcher, Isabelle Fromantin, Klaus Kirketerp-Mølle, Matthew Malone, Greg Schultz,Randall D Wolcott

    Antimicrobial and multi-drug resistance loom large on the global healthcare landscape, in particular in the treatment of chronic, hard-toheal wounds where current figures put the presence of biofilm in 60%–100% of non-healing wounds. While ...

  • NPUAP Updates In April 2016, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) announced a change in their terminology from pressure ulcer to pressure injury as well as changes in the stages of pressure injury.
    Please see the following link to the updates:

Educational Events

  • Principles of Foot Care/LPN (NURS-1656)
    Foot care is an integral component of safe, effective health care for all clients.
    This course will provide nurses with a strong foundation of knowledge related to the structure and function of the nail, foot and skin of the lower extremity.
    You will learn to identify common nail and skin pathologies and implement appropriate nursing interventions.
    You will ...
  • Best Practices in Foot Care for the RN (NURS-1688)
    The importance of foot health is a critical component of ‘holistic’ client health.
    You will enhance your knowledge of the anatomy, structure and function of the nail, foot and skin through a review of the related current literature.
    You will consider how to influence ‘best practices’ and ‘evidenced based practices’ in your workplace for this specialty.
    This course ...
  • Care of the Patient with Lower Extremity Wounds – Saskatchewan Polytechnic
    Care of the Patient with Lower Extremity Wounds
    This course builds on the standardized lower extremity wound care pathway to encourage early identification of client risks for chronic wounds. You will discuss the history of wound care and review the physiology of wound healing. You will learn the causes and symptoms related to various types of ...
  • Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute Wound, Ostomy and Continence Education Program (WOC-EP)
    The Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute – WOC-EP provides Baccalaureate prepared Registered Nurses with post graduate education and preparation for Canadian Nurses Association (C.N.A) certification in the wound, ostomy and continence tri-specialty with a focus on quality clinical and cost outcomes.
    Students take four courses: Ostomy Management/Ostomy placement, Continence Management/Continence placement, Wound Management/Wound placement and Professional ...
  • International Interprofessional Wound Care Course – IIWCC
    The International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC)  is a course based on adult learning principles, accredited by the University of Toronto’s Continuing Education & Professional Development office (CEPD). It is offered in partnership with WoundPedia™, a healthcare institution or university in the respective host country. The course consists of two Residential Weekends (9 months apart in Canada ...
  • Wounds International – Previous Webcasts (on demand) Wounds International website has numerous webcasts that are archived on their site, available for on demand viewing.  The topics include:
    Advances in pressure-relieving surfaces – a new care delivery model
    Patient involvement in wound care – a platform for change
    Real world solutions for pressure ulcer prevention
    Releasing resources for improved patient care
    Taking control of wound infection.  A cost ...
  • Total Contact Casting – On demand webinars

    On-Demand Webinars: Fireside Chat with
    Dr. Jeffrey Jensen, DPM, FACFAS

    Join us for a series of interactive Fireside Chats with Dr. Jeffrey Jensen DPM FACFAS. Dr. Jensen will be focusing on specific topics each session that range from an introduction to Total Contact Casting (TCC) to using TCC with advanced therapies to manage hard to heal wounds.
    Jeff ...