Wound Care Certificate Course

9:00AM - 5:00AM
From Saturday October 5, 2019
To Sunday October 6, 2019

SAVE THE DATE October 2019

The Wound Care Certificate: Update for Chiropodists

Program Title:

The Wound Care Certificate: Update for Chiropodists.


Members of the Ontario Society of 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. 

Program Goal:

This certificate program has been custom-designed for chiropodists to build their skill set of evidence-based and clinically-focused wound care practices. The program provides clinicians, who work hands-on with clients, up-to-date education on wound care that is relevant to their clinical setting—including assessment approaches, demonstration and practice with current products, and clinical case discussions/presentations.

CE Credits:

Pending approval for 21 credits for continuing education activities under Category A (structure lecture style programs), which fulfills that component of the quality assurance program for re-registration with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario. Credits can also be applied towards Category B (self-directed learning).

Program Provider:

Health Leadership and Learning Network (HLLN), Faculty of Health, 
York University

Program Director: Rosemary Kohr - BA, BScN, MScN, PhD, RN
Role of the Program Director 
• The Program Director is the primary developer of all of the new content. 
• She will finalize the program outline in consultation with the advisor from the Ontario Society of Chiropodists (OSC).
• The Program Director will supervise all instruction and any guest speakers, and will be present as an observer for all of the instructional sessions.


Dates and timeframe for program delivery
• Three (3) day course 
• Two days delivered in-class over from 9 am - 4:30 pm each day (Friday - October 26 & Saturday - October 27), followed by three 2-hour evening webinar sessions from 7-9 PM (Tuesdays - November 13, 20, 27)

Class Size:

30 people maximum


YorkU, Keele Campus

Core Principles:

The course is designed for working chiropodist who work directly with clients treating wounds. The course will use applied and adult learning principles including case-based studies focusing on clinical realities and specific types of wound etiologies. Participants will engage in:

  • Interactive presentations – participants will consolidate their understanding of the implications of the systems that impact on wound development and healing.
  • Hands-on opportunity with products (wound dressings) –participants will understand the rationale and gain confidence for appropriate dressing selection for all types of wounds
  • Group discussion of clinical cases - include use of photos and a template for assessment, treatment and evaluation, to improve approaches to support wound healing outcomes.

Learning Path:

The curriculum is presented in an interactive, practical, and applied learning format to further evidence-based, patient-centred care. 
Module Learning Outcomes

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

This is a certificate program issued by York University. The fee is $750. Registration is open to OSC members until July31. After this date non-members can register.

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