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Community Name: Skin & Wound Community of Practice

eLearning Modules: Skin & Wound Care

The following interactive learning modules each take about 25 to 30 minutes to complete. The modules are posted here for your personal development and you can review them as often as you need to. If you need to track that you have completed a module, please access it through your Health Authority’s Learning & Development site, as this site does not register completion of modules.

These courses contain audio, so ensure your computer’s sound is not muted. The module will open with the closed captioning text on. If you wish to close this and just listen to the audio, click on the closed captioning icon (CC) at the bottom of the screen. Click again to re-open it. As each screen finishes, click on the NEXT button on the lower right hand corner of the screen to continue. If you need to stop part way through the module, just click the menu button to see the page you have reached and use the menu button when you return to start at the next page.


1. How Wounds Heal

In this 25 minute module the various etiologies of wounds are discussed as well as the normal wound healing trajectory (hemostatis, inflammation, proliferation and remodelling) and reasons for delayed wound healing.

NOTE: if you need to be tracking your courses, this site will not register your completion of the module. Please access through your Health Authority site.


2. Wound Assessment

In this 30 minute module the key assessment parameters (wound location. wound measurement, wound bed, exudate (characteristics/amount), odour, wound edge and periwound skin) of a wound assessment are reviewed.

NOTE: if you need to be tracking your courses, this site will not register your completion of the module. Please access through your Health Authority site.


3. Wound Cleansing

In this 30 minute module, key learning points are discussed on how to perform wound cleansing (indications, contraindications, aseptic technique for wound care, procedure and documentation). Also included in this module are short videos on how to open a wound tray using aseptic technique and how to cleanse a wound.

NOTE: if you need to be tracking your courses, this site will not register your completion of the module. Please access through your Health Authority site.

 


4. Wound Packing

In this 30 minute module, key learning points are discussed on how to perform wound packing (indications, contraindications, products categories, procedure and documentation). Also included in this module is a short video on how to pack a wound.

NOTE: if you need to be tracking your courses, this site will not register your completion of the module. Please access through your Health Authority site.


5. ABI Education Module

In this 30 minute module, you will learn the purpose of an ABI procedure, how to correctly perform this skill, and how to calculate and interpret the ABI findings. As part of this learning module, you will need to demonstrate the procedure to your Wound Clinician/Clinician Educator and have the Skills Checklist signed off.

To download the module, Click here and save to your computer. 

NOTE: if you need to be tracking your courses, this site will not register your completion of the module. Please access through your Health Authority site.


6. Application of Compression Therapy Education Module

In this 2 hour module, you will learn the purpose of compression therapy, the precautions and contraindication of this therapy, the different types of compression wraps, how to prevent and treat adverse effects, how to transition from wraps to stockings/garments and how to support the client in their participation of this life-long therapy.

As part of this learning module, you will need to demonstrate how to do certain compression therapy wrap procedures as determined by your Wound Clinician to your Wound Clinician/Clinician Educator and have the Skills Checklist (found on page 42-43) signed off.

To download the module, click here and save to your computer. 


NOTE: if you need to be tracking your courses, this site will not register your completion of the module. Please access through your Health Authority site


7. Pressure Ulcer Prevention

This ~ 30 minute Pressure Ulcer/Injury Prevention interactive module is open to all health care professionals and you can view it as often as you like.

As you work your way thru the module you will learn:

  • – what patient/client/resident risk factors are associated with the development of a pressure ulcer/injury
  • – how to perform a Braden Risk Assessment and document its score
  • – how the Braden sub-scales are used to focus interventions in order to mitigate the pressure ulcer/injury risk

 

NOTE: if you need to be tracking your courses, this site will not register your completion of the module. Please access through your Health Authority site.