Skin and Wound Care

NSHA Central Zone Skin and Wound Care Course

Skin and Wound Care

This course is available on the Provincial Learning Management System (LMS):

Day One

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.

Required Pre-readings

Day Two

Focuses on lower leg ulcers. Information regarding arterial, vascular and diabetic foot ulcers will be discussed. The material covered in Day One is a prerequisite to attend Day Two. Application of knowledge through virtual case studies is included.

Required Pre-readings

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.

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.