It is imperative to prevent wounds and their complications and for front-line health-care clinicians to acquire the knowledge needed to identify patients at risk for wounds.
Using a systematic approach, the Super Program aims to educate on preventative and treatment measures.
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.
Participants are expected to develop the foundational knowledge, critical thinking skills and attitudes to care for and support people with or at risk for common hard-to-heal wounds.
Structure of the Program
- Skin and Wound Anatomy and Physiology
- The Wound Prevention and Management Cycle
- Local Wound Care
- 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.
Expected Outcomes for Participants
▹ Once the student successfully completes all the components of this interprofessional program, they will receive a Letter of Accreditation from Wounds Canada and, 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, Temerty 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: 12.0 credits
- College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro+ (1 credit/hour) Self Learning: 26.5 credits
- Royal College Maintenance of Certification Section 1: 38.5 hours
- American Medical Association Category 1: 38.5 credits
- European Union for Medical Specialists UEMS-EACCME®: 38.5 credits