Wounds Canada has many resources available to your company.

Best Practice Recommendation Articles

Make sure your sales reps are current on the latest trends and developments and terminology. Wounds Canada will have updated versions of several of the Best Practice Recommendations articles (BPRs) beginning February 2017.

Workshops and Conferences

Invest in your business by investing in your employees: we invite you to send your sales reps to our workshops and conferences to upgrade their knowledge base. They can connect with clincians and attend education sessions to find out the latest research, trends and developments. 

Industry/Clinician Relationships

Key Message: The core of the relationship between industry and healthcare professionals must be the sharing knowledge to improve patient outcomes.

Reading List

Collaboration between Industry Representatives and Clinicians

Baranoski S, Reil l, Vogt N, McIntosh A, Raher E, Weaver MC, Rosenzweig M. Nursing and Industry:  A Time for Collaboration. Advances in Wound Care. 1995;March/April:46-52.
Description: This guideline produced by the Canadian Medical Association serves as a resource tool for physicians in helping them to determine what type of relationship with industry is appropriate.

Canadian Medical Association. Guidelines for physicians in interactions with industry. 2007. Available from: http://policybase.cma.ca/dbtw-wpd/Policypdf/PD08-01.pdf.

Choudhry NK, Stekfix HT, Detsky AS. Relationships between authors of clinical practice guidelines and the pharmaceutical industry. JAMA. 2002;287(5):612-617.

Drake Harbit M, Driggers ZS. Clinicians and product sales representatives: Developing a relationship that works. Ostomy/Wound Management. 2002;48(2):30-34. Available from: www.o-wm.com/content/clinicians-and-product-sales-representatives-developing-a-relationship-works

European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations. Understanding the working relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare professionals. Available from: http://transparency.efpia.eu/uploads/Modules/Documents/understanding-the-working-relationship-between-the-pharmaceutical-industry-and-healthcare-professionals.pdf.
Description: The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations developed this document to support an understanding of the working relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare professionals

Ethical Standards

Committee on Ethics of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2012). Committee opinion. 2012. Available from: www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Ethics/Professional-Relationships-With-Industry.
Description: This Committee Opinion was developed as a service to its members and other practicing clinicians to contribute toward maintaining patient trust in the specialty and avoiding conflicts of interest by College members. 

Ethical Standards in Health and Life Sciences Group. Campaign targets industry/healthcare professional relationship. The Pharmaceutical Journal. 2012. Available from: www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/news-and-analysis/campaign-targets-industry/healthcare-professional-relationship/11110355.article.
Description: Describes an initiative from ESHLSG to challenge the continuing unease about the relationship between commercial sponsorship and healthcare professionals.

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