Wound Program

Links to Wound Information Sites

Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness

Wounds Canada

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

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) 

NSHA - Skin and Wound Care

Braden Scale

Braden Scale update:
Effective June 30, 2021, it will be a legal requirement to have a license to use the Braden Scale© if it is part of your nursing practice either within or outside of your Electronic Medical Record. Prior permitted uses will be withdrawn by that date. The license serves as a legal contract specifically designed to authorize the use of all copyrighted materials and to protect the intellectual property of the Braden Scale©, Braden Scale Glossary© and the educational resources and training materials relating to using the Braden Scale©

If you require information on Braden Scale© please visit their website at www.hdnursing.com

Other Links

Wound Source - free

Wound Care Advisor free subscribe

Wounds International - free

Wound Management and Preventionsubscribe free

Wound Care Today - free

Wound Australia membership

Association for Advancement Wound - membership

European Wound Management Association - membership

Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society - membership

Wound Care Nurses - membership

Wound Healing Society - membership