Why take this program?
With 77% of surgical patient deaths related to infection, surgical site infection (SSI) is the most common healthcare-associated infection among surgical patients. Despite advances in infection control practices, SSIs remain a major cause of morbidity, hospitalization, and mortality. To prevent surgical wound complications, it is imperative that clinicians acquire the knowledge to identify individuals at risk for surgical wound complications and to implement appropriate preventative and treatment measures, using a systematic approach.
Who should take this program?
Based on the content of the Wounds Canada document, Best Practice Recommendations (BPR) for the Prevention and Management of Surgical Wound Complications, the aim of this self-paced, interactive program (two online modules and a live 1.5-hour-long webinar) is to enhance the surgical wound complication prevention and management knowledge of nurses and allied health-care professionals. Professionals who self-identify as a novice or advanced beginners in their surgical wound complication prevention and management knowledge will benefit from this program.
What does this program offer?
This program will review the contents of the BPR document and demonstrate their new knowledge by successfully completing knowledge check questions and applying best practices to a case study.
Following the completion of the two online modules, students will join expert interprofessional faculty on a webinar to discuss their success in applying their new knowledge 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 the prevention and management of surgical wound complications. Webinars occur twice annually, with an archived version available for viewing should the student not be able to attend the live session.
What will I receive once I have completed this program?
Once the student successfully completes all of the program components (online modules, webinar, and program evaluation), they will receive a certificate of successful completion.
Time: 4-5 hours on average to complete, self-paced
Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Best Practice Approach to Skin Health and Wound Management: Knowledge (A100MNN)
Program cost (all required courses excluding the pre-requisite): $50.00 + tax
Live webinar dates:
- Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 12:30 pm EST
- Tuesday, September 10, 2024 at 7:00 pm EST