Most people are familiar—often through personal experience—with common wounds such as cuts, scrapes, blisters and burns. Some wounds are minor and heal quickly, while others, such as deep surgical incisions or wounds that don’t heal properly, can have a serious impact on people’s lives.

This section contains information on a number of different types of wounds and what you can do to help make sure they heal quickly and completely.

Wounds Canada aims to provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based information available to health decision makers across Canada and around the world. We publish two major wound-related publications – Wound Care Canada and Diabetic Foot Canada e-Journal – and have created a reading list of interest of articles written by leading wound-care and policy experts, and information and tools to assist you in preventing and managing various types of wounds.

Regardless of your role in health care, the Wounds Canada Institute has something to help you reach your full potential. Whether it’s through a single program or a longer commitment to ongoing professional development, you will be able to find a program or series of programs that will suit your learning needs and help you advance your career.

All programs offered by the Institute have been developed, reviewed and delivered by Canada’s top skin and wound experts based on ongoing needs assessments and surveys of health-care professionals across the country. And with multiple formats and a wide variety of topics available, you’ll be sure to find the type of education best suited to your current level of expertise and goals for the future.

Please review the programs and make a plan to invest in yourself through our high-quality, convenient and cost-effective education.

Program legend: M: Online Module    |      W: Webinar      |        S: Skills Lab      |        L: Live Event