Wound Care

Chronic wound and skin health team

The Chronic Wound and Skin Health Team at Parkwood lnstitute takes a holistic approach to the prevention and management of wounds.  Team members are from the Amputee Program, Adult Seating Program, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physician, physiotherapy, Skin Care Committee, Inpatient Skin Clinic and Research.

This group keeps up-to-date on new wound care and skin health developments, plans workshops, prepares for preceptorships, monitors research activities and addresses challenging cases. 

Information for Professionals


Workshops provide an opportunity to meet and network with members of the Chronic Wound and Skin Health Team at Parkwood lnstitute and with other related health care providers. Assessment, treatment and prevention strategies may be discussed using a multidisciplinary approach within the context of the topic addressed. Workshops highlight what is new in evidence-based wound and skin care, and provide a forum to address clinical experiences.

We can also provide specific educational opportunities on various wound care topics at your facility. For more information please call 519 685-4000 ext 42072.


Preceptorships are two-day educational sessions with practitioners from across Canada.

The Basic Session provides general information lectures from our team members highlighting how disciplines crossover in working with a wound. It finishes by looking at three patient cases, each presenting with a specific type of wound.

The Advanced Sessions include several hours with a practitioner in the Wound Management Clinic, dialogue with specifically identified team members and presentations of their own challenging wounds for the benefit of teaching and learning. These preceptorships are typically industry sponsored. For more information call 519 685-4000 ext. 42072.

The suggested pre-reading material for these courses is:


Video: I am Diabetic, How Do I Care for My Feet?
(click to watch video):
watch the video: Diabetic Foot Care
If you wish to purchase this video (DVD $35, VHS $25) please contact 519 685-4000 ext 42542 or email @email

Professional Links

(St. Joseph's Health Care London does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external sites.)

Canadian Association of Wound Care
Ostomy Wound Management
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (Access to Best Practice Guidelines)
World Wide Wounds - for up to date reviews of the wound literature
College of Nurses of Ontario - for wound care standards
London Health Sciences Centre Wound Management Program
Wound Infection Institute.com for the latest evidence for wound infections or bacterial burden

Articles by St. Joseph's Chronic Wound and Skin Health team members

On Wounds Canada you’ll find the following article by some of our team members:

Best Practice articles from the CAWC website

View articles from the 2006 best practice recommendations for wound bed preparation, the diabetic foot, pressure ulcers, prevention and treatment of skin tears.

International articles

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