Why do we need a Super Program on wounds?
To prevent wounds and their complications, it is imperative that front-line health-care clinicians acquire the knowledge to identify patients at risk for wounds and to implement appropriate preventative and treatment measures, using a systematic approach.
What is the Super Program?
This self-paced, multi-faceted, comprehensive and longitudinal program is based on the best available evidence, including the content of Wounds Canada’s Foundations of Best Practice for Skin and Wound Management articles, with the aim of increasing health-care clinicians competencies in wound prevention and care.
What is included in the Super Program?
Students complete 23 highly interactive on-line modules, eight synchronous webinars, two robust outcomes measures, and participate in an asynchronous discussion forum manned by interprofessional faculty. Topics addressed in this include skin and wound anatomy and physiology, the Wound Prevention and Management Cycle, local wound care, and the prevention and management of common wound types, including diabetic foot ulcers, pressure injuries, surgical wound complications, skin tears, venous leg ulcers, burns, peripheral arterial ulcers, and moisture-associated skin damage.
How is the Super Program delivered?
The program includes online modules having the participants reviewing best practice recommendation documents, watching educational videos, completing knowledge check questions, and reviewing case studies. Live webinars for each wound etiology occur twice annually. The webinars are lead by interprofessional faculty and have students discussing their success in applying their new knowledge and enablers and barriers to practice change. Using live polling, students also discuss complex wound cases presented by faculty, demonstrating the application of best practices in the prevention and management of wounds. Archived version available for viewing should the student not be able to attend the live session.
NOTE: students are not eligible to receive academic credits for the time spent viewing archived webinars.
What do I need to do to complete the Super Program?
In addition to completing the online modules, webinars, and two assignments/outcome measures* students are encouraged to interact with each other and faculty in the online asynchronous discussion forum. Interprofessional faculty will discuss student questions and post interesting research articles and resources for discussion.
*These assignments include implementing either a pressure injury risk assessment tool or diabetic foot screen during five different patient encounters and a validated wound assessment tool during a minimum of five different patient encounters.
What do I receive once I have completed the Super Program?
Once the student successfully completes all the components of this interprofessional program, they will receive a Certificate of Completion from Wounds Canada or, if a minimum of 39.0 hours has been completed, a joint Certificate of Completion in Continuing Professional Development from Wounds Canada and Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Students may also be eligible to claim the following credits:
- College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro+ (1 credit/hour) Group Learning: 42.0 credits
- Royal College Maintenance of Certification Section 1: 42.0 hours
- American Medical Association Category 1: 42.0 credits
- European Union for Medical Specialists UEMS-EACCME®: 42.0 credit
Time: 45 hours on average to complete, self-paced
Program cost: $1,750.00 + tax