The date and location for the next offering of the Wound Care Principles and Assessment workshop is to be determined
Awareness of the prevalence of wounds and their negative impact on patients and patient care costs has increased as a result of recent demographic, economic, and legislative changes in the health care environment. Current literature and both Canadian and international wound care organizations recommend inter-disciplinary wound care teams to assess and treat individuals with chronic wounds. Physiotherapists in Ontario have the authority to treat wounds below the dermis and this is a growing area of practice for the profession.
This in-person workshop is the second step (level 2) of an evidence based, multi-level educational program created in partnership with the Canadian Physical Therapy Wound Care Collaborative designed for physiotherapists wishing to pursue practice in wound care management.
Participants of this workshop will:
- Use cases and clinical scenarios to consolidate knowledge gained from the online modules including wound bed preparation paradigm to develop a comprehensive wound care plan.
- Use research, evidence and critical thinking to select interventions that are likely to improve healing outcomes.
- Experience different categories of wound dressings and understand their role in managing the local wound environment.
- Select and apply valid and reliable wound assessment tools to describe and evaluate wound status, including infection and deterioration, and to determine effectiveness of wound treatments.
- Demonstrate on realistic tissue models, application of wound care techniques including packing, probing, irrigation, etc. using universal precautions and good aseptic technique.
Successful completion of both Level 1 and 2 of the Wound Care program fulfills the education and training component of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario Controlled Acts and Other Restricted Activities Standard. It is expected that after completing levels 1 and 2, participants will be in a position to roster with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario for performing the authorized activity of treating a wound below the dermis. Physiotherapists who complete levels 1 and 2 of this wound care course and wish to roster with the College should familiarize themselves with the Controlled Acts and Other Restricted Activities Standard and be prepared to complete any other requirements necessary before rostering. There will be an assessment of skills and knowledge at the end of the workshop including hands on techniques of good aseptic technique, universal precautions and dressing, packing, probing and cleansing a wound.
Level 2 is open to other health care professionals and students interested in expanding their knowledge in wound care management and who have successfully completed level 1. Space is limited.
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Read about the first offering of this course