The Advanced Wound Care Certificate

Program Overview

Learn how to treat and manage complex wounds by advancing your basic wound care knowledge

 

The Advanced Wound Care Certificate Program provides an in-depth look at treating various types of wounds, by exploring the entire trajectory of wound care from underlying cause of wounds to complications and treatments.

You will learn about current research on wound etiology and management practices, as well as state of the science tools and management approaches to various wounds.

The Advanced Wound Care Certificate Program is designed to be highly practical and applicable to current clinical settings. The course will be delivered through interactive webinars that combine lectures with participatory exercises. Exercises will include real-world case examples from the instructor and participants.

Provide your own photos and case studies in advance to be used for group discussion at the discretion of the instructor.

How You Will Benefit

  • The interactive sessions are geared specifically for professional adult learners through real-world case studies and discussions. You will have the opportunity to engage in high-level discussion with your professional peers.
  • Participants are encouraged to submit their own real-world case examples and photos for discussion, to be used at the discretion of the instructor.
  • The Program expands upon basic knowledge of wound care to offer a comprehensive look at wound care management including barriers and facilitators to treating various types wounds, such as complex wounds and cancer-related wounds.
  • You will learn strategies and best practices in wound care from a clinical expert and founding member of the Ontario Wound Interest Group, who has 20 years of experience as an Advanced Practice Nurse.
  • You will engage in discussions of new wound care technologies, management approaches, and comparisons of generic and brand-name wounds dressings, to help you make informed decisions in your clinical practice.
  • You will learn how to apply the National Pressure Ulcer Association review and the new Skin Tear Assessment/Management tool to advance your practice.
  • The course will empower you to help patients and their caregivers better understand the trajectory of wound care.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the underlying cause of various types of wounds
  • Identify, assess, and treat wound infections, and manage patient education
  • Heal skin tears and complex wounds
  • Select the right wound dressing

Who Should Take This Course?

The Advanced Wound Care course is designed for nurses and other health professionals who have either taken the Fundamentals of Wound Care certificate program offered through HLLN at York University, or have a working knowledge of /clinical experience in wound care.

Prerequisites:

Knowledge and/or clinical experience with chronic wound care in any healthcare setting. Participants should be familiar with the basic wound types (causes, assessment and treatment) and basic dressing types.

If you would like to take the course but are unsure if you meet requirements, contact us for more information at 416 736 2100 ext 22170 or hlln@yorku.ca.

Program Details

The Advanced Certificate Program will now be offered in face-to-face sessions.

The program will cover topics such as:

  • the underlying causes of various types of wounds
  • social determinants of health in wound care and barriers that impact wound healing
  • infections such as bacterial burden/host resistance that affect wound healing
  • strategies to help patients and their caregivers understand the trajectory of wound infection from contamination to infection
  • application of the National Pressure Ulcer Association review and the new Skin Tear Assessment/Management tool
  • current research on wound etiology, management practices, and infection, and dressings
  • new technologies and management approaches to various wound types, such as complex wounds and cancer-related wounds etc.
  • wound dressing selection of generic vs. name-brand dressing
  • real-world case examples from instructor and participants

Program Schedule

TBA

Faculty

Faculty

Rosemary Kohr - BA, BScN, MScN, PhD, RN

Tertiary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Dr. Rosemary Kohr, PhD worked for nearly two decades as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and wound care specialist at the London Health Sciences Centre. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario; teaches in the graduate program, Centre of Nursing and Health Studies at Athabasca University; and developed (in collaboration with Dr. Lori Teeple, MD) the Advanced Wound Life Saving (AWLS) MainProC program for physicians. She is a registered nurse in both Ontario and New Brunswick.

She has published and presented her work in international, national and local publications and conferences as well as providing educational and consultative support across Canada. For five years, she provided monthly "Wound Care Rounds" through the Ontario Telemedicine Network. She is the Canadian editor/author of the chapter on Skin and Wound Management in the Fundamentals of Nursing (Potter & Perry Canadian Edition). Her work appears in Lives in the balance: Nurses' stories from the ICU, edited by Tilda Shalof (Kaplan Press, 2009), as well as other international journals. She has a keen interest in Seniors' healthy aging, pain management, in the dynamics of relationships, especially communication, and in the prevention and management of chronic wounds. Dissemination of information, knowledge transfer and uptake in the clinical environment using innovative approaches and electronic technology are fundamental to her work.

Dr. Kohr's clinical research includes evaluation of implementation of best practice guidelines, pain management, wound care and collaborative practice. She has received research grants as well as academic scholarships, and has collaborated on writing a number of successful government grant applications.

For over a decade, Dr. Kohr has provided education and consultation focused in the clinical reality of today’s healthcare environment,  through her company, Kohr Consulting (www.kohrconsulting.com) She is the former President of the Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (CAAPN), and a founding member of the Ontario Wound Interest Group (OntWIG). She manages a research grant on Healthy Aging through the University of New Brunswick, and teaches workshops with the HLLN program at York University.