Skin and Wound Care
This course is available on the Provincial Learning Management System (LMS):
Provides the building blocks of skin and wound care. Information is based on best-practice literature. Emphasis is placed on pressure ulcer prevention, assessment and treatment. An introduction of basic wound care product selection is also provided. Participants apply the theory through case studies and simulated wounds.
How Wounds Heal
This 25-minute module discusses the various etiologies of wounds, as well as the normal wound healing trajectory (hemostatis, inflammation, proliferation and remodelling) and reasons for delayed wound healing.
This 30-minute module reviews the key assessment parameters (wound location, wound measurement, wound bed, exudate (characteristics/amount), odour, wound edge and periwound skin) of a wound assessment.
This 30-minute module discusses key learning points on how to perform wound cleansing (indications, contraindications, aseptic technique for wound care, procedure and documentation). This module also includes short videos on how to open a wound tray using aseptic technique and how to cleanse a wound.
This 30-minute module discusses key learning points on how to perform wound packing (indications, contraindications, product categories, procedure and documentation). This module also includes a short video on how to pack a wound.
These courses are available on the Provincial Learning Management System (LMS):
For non-NSHA staff and those who don't have access to LMS: All learning modules can be viewed and completed through the BC Provincial Nursing Skin and Wound Committee website.