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:
- Development, Validity, Reliability, and Responsiveness of a New Leg Ulcer Measurement Tool
- MEASURE: A proposed assessment framework for developing best practice recommendations for wound assessment
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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
- Measure: A proposed assessment framework for developing best practice recommendations for wound assessment
- Development, validity, reliability, and responsiveness of a new leg ulcer measurement tool
On Wounds Canada you’ll find the following article by some of our team members:
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