Wounds Canada delivers several on-site educational opportunities across Canada each year. These workshops, led by wound care experts, provide valuable hands-on training to consolidate learning done through various preparatory activities.

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More about: Focus on Prevention and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers

Program Description

This self-paced program, delivered through a combination of nine online modules and a one-day onsite workshop, is aimed at nurses and allied health professionals who want a solid grounding in the prevention, assessment and management of venous leg ulcers. Using Wounds Canada’s Best Practice Recommendation documents as the jumping off point, this program will prepare novice and advanced beginner students to deliver appropriate assessment, treatment and referrals to persons with or at risk for venous leg ulcers at a competent level. Once the student successfully completes all of the interactive modules (courses) in this program and the one-day 'Skills Lab for Venous Leg Ulcers', they will receive a certificate of successful completion. 

Completion of nine online e-modules is a mandatory pre-requisite for attending the one-day onsite workshop.  The modules will be released in February 2018. Registered attendees will receive an email notification when the modules are available to complete.  Registrants must be able to set aside 4-5 hours to complete the modules before attending the workshop.  If you cannot dedicate time to complete the online portion of this program, please do not register for the workshop.

Program Goal

To create a community of practitioners who can safely and effectively conduct a comprehensive lower limb assessment, develop realistic goasl, and develop, implement and evaluate a plan of care to prevent, assess and manage venous leg ulcers.

Program Objectives

After successfully completing this program students will be able to:

  • Describe the components of and demonstrate a lower limb assessment
  • Set goals for prevention, healing, non-healing and non-healable venous leg ulcers
  • Demonstrate the steps in completing an ankle brachial pressure index test and a monolfilament test
  • Demostrate how to assess gait and ankle and leg range of motion. 
  • Identify appropriate health-care professionals and service providers for those with or at risk of venous lef ulcers
  • Discuss treatment options for the prevention and management of venous leg ulcers
  • Demonstrate the application of common compression therapy wraps and garments
  • Demonstrate gait training techniques and calf muscle pump exercise instructions
  • Engage team members to ensure consistent implementation of the plan of care
  • Determine if outcomes have met the goals of care 

 

Target Audience

This program is aimed at nurses and allied healthcare professionals who self-identify their knowledge, skill and judgment as it pertains to the prevention, assessment and management of venous leg ulcers as novice or advanced beginner.

More about:Holistic Approach to Diabetic Foot Offloading Certificate Program

Program Description

The Holistic Approach to Diabetic Foot Offloading Program is a self-paced program designed to further the participant’s knowledge, skill and judgment as it pertains to the identification, selection, application and evaluation of offloading devices for people with or at risk of diabetic foot complications.

This program is a blend of nine online modules and a one-day hands-on workshop that will be linked to a community preceptorship. Completion of all nine online e-modules is a mandatory pre-requisite for attending the one-day onsite workshop.

The modules will be released in February 2018 – you will receive an email notification when the modules are available to complete. Registrants must be able to set aside 4-5 hours to complete the modules before attending the workshop. If you cannot dedicate time to complete the online portion of this program please do not register for the workshop.

Once the student successfully completes all of the interactive modules (courses) in this program and the one-day 'Skills Lab for Diabetic Foot Offloading' they will receive a certificate of successful completion. 

Program Goal

To create a community of practitioners who can safely and effectively identify, select, apply and evaluate offloading devices for people with or at risk for diabetic foot complications. 

Program Objectives

After successfully completing this program students will be able to:

  1. Identify multiple pathophysiological issues that can lead to diabetic foot complications
  2. Discuss structural and biomechanical issues that contribute to the formation of diabetic foot ulcers
  3. Describe the components of diabetic foot risk and diabetic foot ulcer assessments
  4. Identify appropriate health-care professionals and service providers for those with or at risk for diabetic foot ulcers
  5. Set goals for prevention of healing, non-healing and non-healable diabetic foot ulcers
  6. Engage team members to ensure consistent implementation of the plan of care
  7. Identify common offloading modalities and devices for the management of diabetic foot ulcers, inclusive of their indications, contraindications, advantages and disadvantages
  8. Monitor the effectiveness of offloading devices and recognize when modification or replacement of such devices is required and ensure necessary changes are undertaken
  9. Provide instruction for the patient and caregiver for the prevention and management of diabetic neuropathic foot ulcers, including the use of assistive devices, gait retraining and protection of the contralateral limb

Target Audience

This program is aimed at nurses, allied health-care professionals and physicians who self-identify their knowledge, skill and judgment as it pertains to the identification and selection of offloading devices for persons with diabetic foot complications at an advanced beginner level.

 Upcoming events

Workshops currently scheduled:

Type of Workshop Date Location/Venue Registration Course Fee Additional Info

Skills Lab for Venous Leg Ulcers (part of the Focus on the Prevention and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers Program

 March 3, 2018 Elborn College   (room 1330)  Western University, 1201 Western Road London, ON 

Registration Closed

 $405 +HST

- includes onsite workshop and access to 9 prerequisite online modules

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Skills Lab for Diabetic Foot Offloading (part of the Holistic Approach to Diabetic Foot Offloading) April 6, 2018 Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre Not Open

$405 + HST

- includes onsite workshop and access to 9 prerequisite online modules

 

 

NOTE: If your facility is interested in sponsoring an educational event and have a minimum of 50 participants, we are able to deliver the program in your community. For more information about this opportunity, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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