Continuing Education

Wound Care Certificate Course

9:00 AM Nov 13 - 5:00 PM Nov 14, 2019

The OSC Board has been working hard with the Health Leadership and Learning Network (HLLN) at York University to develop a certificate program for chiropodists who are looking for a refresher/review of current wound care practices, or those who would like to develop their wound care clinical skills

The Wound Care Certificate: Update for Chiropodists
Three 2-hour event webinar sessions will be delivered from 7-9 pm on Tuesday October 15, Tuesday October 22, and Tuesday October 29. This will be followed by two days delivered in-class from 9 am - 4:30 pm  on Wednesday November 13 and Thursday November 14.

York University, Keele Campus
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

CE Credits
21 credits for continuing education activities under Category A or B

NOTE: Maximum 30 Participants

Program Provider
Health Leadership and Learning Network (HLLN), Faculty of Health, York University
Program Director
Rosemary Kohr - BA, BScN, MScN, PhD, RN
Two days delivered in-class over from 9 am - 4:30 pm each day (Wednesday November 13 & Thursday November 14)
followed by three 2-hour evening webinar sessions from 7-9 PM (Tuesdays - October 15, 22 and 29)

OSC Member Price $750.00 
Non-Member Price  $850.00

Method of Delivery
 - Interactive presentations
-  Hands-on opportunity with products (wound dressings)
-  Group discussion of clinical cases 

Program Outline


Day 1 – In class

Review of Fundamentals of Chronic wounds: Cause, Assessment and Treatment

Introduction to Wound Infections
  • Introduction/objectives (participants)
  • Skin & the healing cascade
  • Risk and effect of skin breakdown
    • Skin Tears
    • Pressure/ Decubitus Ulcers
  • Components of wound assessment and treatment (the ABCs of wound care)
  • Wound infection
  • Evidence-informed product selection

Day 2 – In class

Wound Infections

Impact of Chronic Disease on Wound development

Lower Limb Chronic Wounds: Assessment, Treatment, Prevention.
  • Wound infection
  • Impact of Chronic Disease: Diabetes, CHF, PVD, Obesity, etc.
  • Diabetic wounds/case studies
  • Venous leg ulcers/case studies
  • Arterial wounds/case studies
  • Evidence-informed product selection
  • Self-reflection about learning objectives
  • Submit cases that may be used for discussion

Webinar Sessions (Three 2-hour webinars)

Wound dressing selection and case examples
  • Focus on assessment, treatment and evaluation of chronic wounds
  • 2 case discussions per webinar (participants are encouraged to send and prepare to present a wound case)
  • Patient issues and educational needs
  • Community of Practice and Resources
  • Wrap-up





York University


Contact Information

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3