Wound Program

Links

Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness

Wounds Canada

Best Practice Recommendations

  1. Skin: Anatomy, Physiology and Wound Healing
  2. Best Practice Recommendations for the Prevention and Management of Wounds
  3. Best Practice Recommendations for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Injuries
  4. Best Practice Recommendations for the Prevention and Management of Skin Tears
  5. Best Practice Recommendations for the Prevention and Management of Surgical Wound Complications
  6. Best Practice Recommendations for the Prevention and Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  7. Best Practice Recommendations for the Prevention and Management of Burns
  8. Best Practice Recommendations for the Prevention and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers
  9. Best Practice Recommendations for the Prevention and Management of Peripheral Arterial Ulcers
  10. Best Practice Recommendations for the Prevention and Management of Moisture-associated Skin Damage
  11. Additional Best Practice Resources
     

British Columbia Provincial Nursing Skin & Wound Committee: Skin & Wound  Community of Practice

Clinical Decision Support Tools

  1. Wound Management Guideline Summary 
  2. Wound Bed Preparation Guideline Summary 
  3. Wound Cleansing Procedure
  4. Wound Packing Procedure  
  5. Prevention, Assessment & Treatment of Wound Infections:  Guideline Summary
  6. Ankle Brachial Index Procedure Using a Handheld Doppler 
  7. How to Stage Pressure Injuries
  8. Pressure Injury Stages Definitions
  9. The differences between Moisture Associated Skin Damage and Stage 1 & 2 Pressure Injury
  10. Product Information Sheet
eLearning Modules: Skin and Wound
  1. https://www.clwk.ca/modules/HowWoundsHeal/
  2. https://www.clwk.ca/modules/WoundAssessment/
  3. https://www.clwk.ca/modules/WoundCleansingTheory/
  4. https://www.clwk.ca/modules/WoundPackingTheory/
  5. https://www.clwk.ca/modules/WoundDressingSelection/
  6. https://www.clwk.ca/modules/ABIProcedures/
  7. https://www.clwk.ca/modules/CompressionTherapy/
  8. https://www.clwk.ca/modules/Braden/
  9. https://www.clwk.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/CSWD-Education-Module-2017-01-10-Final-Draft2.pdf
  10. https://www.clwk.ca/modules/Burns/
  11. https://www.clwk.ca/modules/NPWT/

Quick Reference Guides

  1. Heel Offloading
  2. Raise HOB
  3. Head-toe-skin-assessment
  4. Braden Risk Assessment tool


National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) 

International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP)

Nova Scotia College of Nursing - NSCN


Canadian Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (CPIAP)