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 pre-reading activities.

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More about: Changing Practice through Applied Knowledge

 

The “Changing Practice through Applied Knowledge” workshop is a 2-day, case-based course that focuses on helping learners apply their knowledge to real-life situations that are common in their practice. Topics covered can be tailored to best suit each group, but this workshop generally begins with a discussion of best practice and general wound-healing principles, followed by case-based learning related to pressure injuries, surgical wounds, lower-leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers, and ending with a discussion of how to make change happen in your practice setting.

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More about: Advances for the Management of Diabetic Foot Complications

The “Advances for the Management of Diabetic Foot Complications” workshop is a one-day program that reviews the risk factors that contribute to the development of diabetic foot complications and helps learners design effective treatment plans. Topics covered in this workshops generally include: optimizing A1c, nutrition, BMI, blood pressure and cholesterol; diabetic foot screening; managing neuropathy; vascular assessment; optimizing local wound care through debridement, infection control, moisture balance and dressing selection; plantar redistribution tips; limb preservation strategies.

More about: Wounds 101 for Nurses and Allied Health 

 

Course Description

This workshop will further the participant’s knowledge, skill and judgment as it pertains to the fundamentals of wound care – specifically the prevention, assessment and management of diabetic foot ulcers, pressure injuries, venous leg ulcers and surgical wounds.

Course Goal

To create a community of practitioners who can safely and effectively implement the Wound Prevention and Management Cycle in their care of people with diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers and surgical wounds.

Course Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the basics of skin anatomy, physiology and wound healing
  2. Discuss the five steps of the Wound Prevention and Management Cycle and demonstrate the application of the cycle to case studies
  3. Describe the fundamentals of preventing, assessing and managing:
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Pressure Injuries
  • Venous Leg Ulcers
  • Surgical Wounds

4. Discuss wound dressing categories and their functions and use the Wounds Canada Product Picker to inform dressing choice. 

Target Audience

This full day workshop is aimed at nurses and allied healthcare professionals who self-identify their knowledge, skill and judgment as it pertains to the fundamentals of wound prevention, assessment and management as novice or advanced beginner.

Pre-requisites

 

More about: Prevention, Assessment and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers

Course Description

This workshop will further the participant’s knowledge, skill and judgment as it pertains to the prevention, assessment and management of venous leg ulcers.

Course Goal

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

Course Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the burden of venous leg ulcers in Canada
  2. Describe the pathophysiology of venous leg ulcers
  3. State the components of a comprehensive lower limb assessment
  4. Discuss the science behind management of lower leg edema: calf muscle pump activation and compression therapy
  5. Describe the holistic management of venous leg ulcers
  6. Demonstrate the skills of ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI) testing, calf muscle pump activation, and compression therapy application

Target Audience

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

Pre-requisites

 Upcoming events

Workshops currently scheduled:

Type of Workshop Date Location/Venue Registration Course Fee Important Info Pre-reading
Changing Practice through Applied Knowledge November 14-15, 2017 Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel - Mississauga, ON Register now! $439 + HST Agenda coming soon! Please see description above for pre-reading material
Wounds 101 for Nurses and Allied Health November 2, 2017 Northumberland Hills Hospital Coming Soon $250 + HST In parnership with the Northumberland Hills Hospital. Agenda coming soon! Please see description above for pre-reading material

 

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..

Health-care Professionals

Wounds Canada hosts more than an awesome educational experience...We also offer opportunities for you to socialise with your peers from around the country. 
Join us Friday night for complimentary* finger foods, cake and dancing! Did you know that May 12 happens to be Florence Nightingale's birthday? Come network and celebrate one of the most historical health-care professionals ever! 

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*Free for registered delegates only. $50 for tickets.

Our Fall Conference is now accredited.

Join us in Mississauga, Ontario, November 16-19.

To register or for details click here.

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