Reinforcing the knowledge learned in the A100MNN (Best Practice Approach to Skin Health and Wound Management: Knowledge) program, this multi-faceted, interprofessional program consists of one full-day on-site skills lab and a live 1.5-hour-long webinar. Ideal for nurses and allied health-care professionals who self-identify as a novice or advanced beginner in skin health and wound prevention and management, this program aims to enhance the local wound care skills of students.

During the skills lab, students will practice the fundamental wound care skills of wound measurement, cleansing, and conservative sharp wound debridement using a pig foot model. Furthermore, using wound images, case studies, and various practice tools and enablers, students will discuss the components of a comprehensive wound assessment, identify common goals associated with wound care, and select appropriate wound cleansing solutions and methods, forms of wound debridement, and combinations of dressings. Interprofessional faculty will also help students to differentiate between local, spreading, and systemic wound infection, and identify appropriate interventions to prevent and manage the bacterial burden. Students will also have the opportunity to sort wound dressings into categories using the Wounds Canada Product Picker: Wound Dressing Formulary. NOTE: in order to independently perform the skills practiced during this skills lab in a clinical setting, students are instructed to seek out mentorship opportunities within their workplaces and to discuss how to be approved to perform these skills with their clinical manager.

Following the 8-hour skills lab, students will join expert interprofessional faculty on a webinar to discuss their success in applying their new knowledge and skills and enablers and barriers to practice change. Using live polling, students will also discuss complex wound cases presented by faculty, demonstrating the application of best practices in wound prevention and management. Webinars occur twice annually, with an archived version available for viewing should the student not be able to attend the live session.

Once the student successfully completes all the interactive courses in this interprofessional program (the skills lab and the webinar), they will receive a certificate of successful completion.

Time: 9.5 hours to complete

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Best Practice Approach to Skin Health and Wound Management: Knowledge program (A100MNN)

Program cost (skills lab and webinar, excluding the pre-requisite): $285.00 + tax

Upcoming skills labs: TBD

Live webinar dates:

  • Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 1200 PM EST
  • Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 1200 PM EST
Please note: if you are unable to participate in the live webinar, there will be an archived version available for viewing which will fulfill the progression requirements of the program. You will be invited to attend the live webinar once the previous program requirements (pre-requisite program and program modules) are completed.

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