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Health, Wellness, Safety

Wound

Wound Care Management Program
for Health Care Professionals

Wound care is one of the fastest growing areas in health care today. UVic Continuing Studies, Health Sciences Programs carefully crafted a wound care education program which will help you take advantage of the exceptional opportunities available in this health care field for your career development. Successful completion of this program (Levels 1 and 2) will equip you to improve the quality of wound care for patients and join a multidisciplinary network.

What is wound care and wound management?

Health care professionals are faced with daily challenges related to effective wound management and the assessment and treatment of a variety of wounds, such as chronic wounds (long lasting ulcers or sores on the skin), venous ulcers, arterial ulcers/ischemic ulcers, diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers and combination ulcers. The attainment of comprehensive wound management skills requires health care continuing education that incorporates diverse, evidence-based information, best practice proficiency and collaborative opportunities across health disciplines.

This online program of wound care courses provides a self-paced learning environment combining interactive activities with in-depth discussions, concepts and understanding of wound management and its challenges. Application of theory integrates case studies and problem-based learning develop a broad range of essential wound management care components.

Who is the Wound Care Management program for?

  • Registered Nurses (RNs)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Dieticians
  • Physicians and
  • Other health care professionals caring for patients with wounds

You can all benefit from gaining more specialized skills in wound assessment, wound care and wound management.

Wound care involves interdisciplinary teams made up of physicians, nurses, physical therapists, dieticians and others working together to plan patient care.

Why should you take wound care courses?

You want to provide the highest level of care to your patients. Plus, you'd like to be able to take advantage of career opportunities in Canadian wound care that are open to multidisciplinary health care professionals who have more specialized knowledge in wound assessment, wound care and wound management.

Continuing education for health care professionals is a way to make sure your career keeps moving forward. Our comprehensive six- and eight-week, online wound care courses (Levels I and II respectively) will help establish improved knowledge in this growing area of health care.

  • Study online so you can maintain your regular work schedule
  • Top quality instruction at an affordable price
  • Increase your knowledge of wound prevention, assessment and healing, infection, dressings and pain management
  • Get essential tools and learn strategies to confidently address wound management and care
  • Apply theory through actual case examples, interactive wound assessment and collaborative discussion

Increase your confidence in the fast-growing area of wound care management and shape your own career.


Courses

Chronic and acute wound prevention and treatment requires a strong foundation of the theory and principles of wound management combined with current, evidence-based practice. This comprehensive six-week, online wound course provides multidisciplinary health care professionals with the essential tools and strategies to confidently address wound care management. Application of theory is provided through visual actual case examples, interactive assessments and collaborative discussion opportunities. Main course concepts include prevention, assessment and healing, infection, dressings and pain management.

Instructors:

Patricia Liesch, BScN, IIWCC is a Clinical Specialist in Wound Care, Vancouver Island Health Authority

Noreen Campbell, RN, BScN, MA, IIWCC, LT (Vodder), CWS, has worked across the wound spectrum, from trauma to surgery to chronic wounds, for over 30 years. Her experience as a clinical educator in the surgical services of major hospitals, including burn unit and plastic surgery, led to her being asked to set up a new wound clinic on Vancouver Island. A subsequent review of the clinic's performance demonstrated improved patient outcomes and cost-efficiency. The clinic now enables primary care providers to improve their clinical expertise through consultation and education — a critical aspect for an outpatient clinic. The successful clinic has expanded to meet the demand for services and deal with the increasing complexity of referrals.

Andrea Turner, RN, BSN, GNC (C), IIWCC, MCIScWH has been nursing for 29 years. Her main nursing interests are wound care and working with the elderly population. She completed the International Interdisciplinary Wound Care Course through the University of Toronto and has a Master's degree in Clinical Science in Wound Healing from the University of Western Ontario. She currently works at a wound clinic in Victoria, BC.

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