Skin and Wound Care

E-Learning Modules

How Wounds Heal

‚ÄčThis 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.

Wound Assessment

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.

Wound Cleansing

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.

Wound Packing

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.

Pressure Injury Stage Training 
This 30-minute module reviews the definitions and picture examples of the stages of pressure injuries to increase learner knowledge on accurate PI staging.

Pressure Injury Prevention 
This course will review the current Pressure Injury Prevention policy. It includes the Braden and Braden QD documents, interventions, and algorithms for preventing pressure injuries.

Skin Care 
This 30-minute module provides an introduction to evidence-based skin care practice. It includes learning on the structure and function of the skin, skin assessment, and interventions to maintain skin integrity.

Wound Care Dressing Selection
This course provides an overview of the dressing selection process and commonly used products for local wound management.

These courses are available on the Provincial Learning Management System (LMS):

For non-NSHA staff and those who don't have access to LMS: The following learning modules can be viewed and completed through the BC Provincial Nursing Skin and Wound Committee website:

  • How Wounds Heal
  • Wound Assessment
  • Wound Cleansing
  • Wound Packing