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Welcome to the NSWOCC and Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute Webinar Series.  Below you will find a number of past or upcoming webinars provided to NSWOCC members to assist them developing their understanding of wound, ostomy and continence practice.

Note: All NSWOCC members will receive notice and access for all upcoming webinars via e-mail newsletter. If you are a member and have not received an email to gain access to upcoming webinars, please email office@nswoc.ca.

To obtain access to past webinars from the WOC Institute’s Skin Health or Education programs, please check the members-only section of our website! Log in now.

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PAST WEBINARS

 

Pressure Mapping – An Innovative Approach to Pressure Injury Prevention Across the Continuum of Care

September 29, 2020

  • Dr Chester Ho, MD

    • Professor & Division Director, Phys Med & Rehab, Spinal Cord Injury Research Chair, University of Alberta;
    • Senior Medical Director, AHS NRV Strategic Clinical Network, Edmonton, Alberta
    • University of Calgary-W21C

    Nicci Aylward-Wotton

    • Tissue Viability Nurse Consultant , Banham House , Bodmin Hospital , Bodmin, UK
  1. Discuss Pressure Mapping as a tool that can provide valuable, visual information that augments your assessment of the patient’s skin and the potential for skin breakdown.
  2. Demonstrate experience using Pressure Mapping in the Community.
  3. Provide research to support clinical outcomes using Pressure Mapping to augment clinical assessment of the skin.

Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Intermittent Catheterization: Optimizing outcomes using new evidence from Specialized Nurses and Urologists

September 21 & 24, 2020

  • Dr. Dean S. Elterman, MD, MSc, FRCSC

    • Urologic Surgeon & Assistant Professor
    • Division of Urology, University Health Network
    • Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
    • Clinician Investigator, Krembil Research Institute
  • Nicholas Joachimides, MClSc, MSc, BSc.N, RN, IIWCC, NSWOC, CHE, CpedN(c)

    • Manager: Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
    • Academic Advisor for Continence, Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute
  1. Describe new evidence from the Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Intermittent Catheterization from Specialized Nurses and Urologists
  2. Summarize intermittent catheterization best practice implications for healthcare professionals
  3. Provide the perspective of an individual using intermittent catheterization based on Canadian Best Practice Recommendations

Pratiques exemplaires de l’ISPSCC: intégrité cutanée des patients en soins critiques avec emphase particulière pour les patients en soins critiques atteints de la COVID-19

30 juin, 2020

Présentatrice: Valérie Chaplain, IA, BSc Inf, ISPSC, PSCC(C)

  • Dr. Kimberly LeBlanc
    PhD, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C), IIWCC
  • Corey Heerschap
    MScCH (WPC), BScN, RN, WOCC(C), IIWCC IIWCC
  • Julia Bresnai-Harris
    BN, RN, NSWOC, TVN
  • Britney Damstis
    MClSc(WH), BScN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)
  1. Fournir aux professionnels de la santé des recommandations pour la prévention et la gestion des principaux problèmes d’intégrité cutanée chez les patients gravement malades et infectés par la COVID -19.
  2. Discutez des problèmes de peau courants patients gravement malades comme les déchirures cutanées, les dommages cutanées associés à l’humidité, les lésion cutanée associée aux adhésifs médicaux, les lésions de pressions et les lésions associées aux équipements médicaux.
Veuillez visiter la section réservée aux membres de notre site web pour accéder à ce webinaire. Cliquez ici pour vous connecter maintenant!

Skin Health Among Critically Ill Patients with an Emphasis on COVID-19 Cases

June 29, 2020

  • Dr. Kimberly LeBlanc
    PhD, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C), IIWCC
  • Corey Heerschap
    MScCH (WPC), BScN, RN, WOCC(C), IIWCC IIWCC
  • Julia Bresnai-Harris
    BN, RN, NSWOC, TVN
  • Britney Damstis
    MClSc(WH), BScN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)
  1. Provide healthcare professionals with recommendations for prevention and management of skin integrity issues frequently found among critically ill patients infected with COVID -19.
  2. Discuss common skin issues of critically ill patients such as skin tears, moisture associated skin damage, medical adhesive skin injury pressure injuries and device related pressure injuries.

Please visit the members-only section of our website to access this webinar. Click here to log in now!

International Best Practice: The Early Identification and Prevention of Surgical Wound Complications in partnership with ISWCAP

June 24, 2020

  • Kylie Sandy-Hodgetts
    PhD, MBA, BSc Hons
    Founder and President, ISWCAP

  • Kimberly Leblanc
    PhD, RN, NSWOC, WOCC (C), IIWCC

  1. To learn about the new International Surgical Wound Complications Advisory Panel (ISWCAP) formation, aims and objectives and best practice statement
  2. Discuss the definition of surgical wound dehiscence (SWD) and learn about the new SWD Grading System for classification
  3. Discuss assessment of SWD and the importance of post discharge surveillance

Please visit the members-only section of our website to access this webinar. Click here to log in now!

Prévention et traitement des lésions cutanées liées aux équipements de protection individuelle

22 juin, 2020

  • Valérie Chaplain, IA, BSc Inf, ISPSC, PSCC(C)
  1. Distinguer les lésions cutanées liées aux EPI

  2. Décrire la prévention et la prise en charge des lésions cutanées liées aux EPI

  3. Reconnaitre l’importance de s’assurer que les éléments de prévention ou de traitement n’interfèrent par avec les EPI.

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PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF SKIN DAMAGE RELATED TO PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

April 7, 2020

  • Kimberly LeBlanc, PhD, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)
  • Corey Heerschap, MScCH(WPC), BScN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C), PhD (student)
  • Julia Bresnai-Harris, BN, RN, NSWOC, TVN
  • Britney Butt, MCISc-WH, BScN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)
  1. Discuss PPE related skin injuries
  2. Describe prevention and management of PPE related skin injury
  3. Describe the importance of ensuring any prevention or treatment does not interfere PPE efficacy
  4. Launch of the NSWOCC PPE Skin Prevention and Treatment Tool kit which includes:
    • Best Practice Recommendations
    • Enabler
    • Teaching Video
    • Educational powerpoint

THE TOOL KIT CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

  1. Best practice recommendation document
  2. Quick Reference Enabler
  3. Educational video
  4. Teaching powerpoint 

The PPE Tool Kit can be accessed by clicking here: www.nswoc.ca/ppe

This PPE Tool Kit is intended to highlight the emerging concern of PPE-related skin injury and to provide prevention and management solutions for potential PPE related skin injury. Individuals may require a repeat mask fit testing to ensure prevention and management efforts do not interfere with PPE efficacy.

Please note that it is the responsibility of each healthcare professional to verify with their institutional infection control team that any measure taken to prevent or manage PPE-related skin injuries do not interfere with the efficacy of the PPE nor are in contravention to any workplace policy.

Thank you to NSWOCC members Kimberly Leblanc, Corey Heerschap, Britney Butt and Julia Bresnai who have made this tool kit happen.

Please visit the members-only section of our website to access this webinar. Click here to log in now!

HARD TO HEAL LOWER EXTREMITY WOUNDS: UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF CONTINUOUS DIFFUSION OF OXYGEN

  • Dr. Karen Campbell, PhD, MScN, RN, NSWOC
  • Rosemary Hill, BScN, RN, CWOCN, NSWOC, WOCC (C)
  • Provide an overview of how Continuous Diffusion of Oxygen (CDO) improves wound healing.
  • Summarize a recent blinded RCT on DFU that showed statistically significant improvement using CDO
  • Review a recent pilot study that identified the impact of CDO on patients’ pain and wound healing
  • Review and discuss Canadian case studies using CDO to improve wound healing.

THE LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE FOR YOUTH LIVING WITH AN OSTOMY: HOW THE OSTOMY CANADA YOUTH CAMP MAKES A DIFFERENCE

February 11, 2020

  • Lisa Gausman, Administrator, Ostomy Canada Youth Camp

  • Carly Lindsay, BNSc, RN, NSWOC, WOCC (C), Camp Volunteer & Former Camper

  • Discuss the Ostomy Youth Camp as an essential program for youth living with an ostomy.
  • Provide the rationale for establishing a sustainable plan to support camp operations.
  • Review the role of volunteer NSWOCs who participate in the camp.
  • Learn from first hand experience of the difference the Youth Ostomy Camp has made in the life of a youth living with an ostomy.
  • Determine how you can play a role in supporting the Youth Ostomy Camp Program by increasing awareness.

ISTAP WEBINAR:

Building Skin Tear Knowledge to Enhance Your Clinical Practice

January 14, 2020

  • Dr. Karen Campbell, PhD, MScN, RN, NSWOC

  • Dr. Kimberly Leblanc, PhD, MN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

  • To update and review the International Best Practice Recommendations from ISTAP

  • Discuss the updated definition of skin tears from ISTAP and validation of the ISTAP classification system

  • Review risk assessment of skin tears

  • Discuss prevention of skin tears

  • Review assessment and management of skin tears

THE EVOLUTION OF LINEN: MASTERING THE MICROCLIMATE TO REDUCE SKIN INJURIES

  • Dr. Karen Campbell, PhD, MScN, RN, NSWOC

  • Laura Robbs, RN, MN, NSWOC, WOCC(C), NCA

  • To review the evidence regarding the risk that inappropriate use of incontinence products and linen pose to patients/residents and nurses.

  • Discuss how linen and fabric technology is evolving to support microclimate management and safe patient/resident handling.

  • To review one hospital’s efforts to change practice to ensure appropriate use of incontinence products and linen.

  • To review the cost of patient/resident and staff injury when appropriate patient/resident handling is not done.

  • To learn from other NSWOCs and NSWOC students the issues related to appropriate incontinence product and linen use in their own work setting and the measures used to improve practice.

NSWOC DATA COLLECTION TOOL OVERVIEW & CANADIAN NURSES ASSOCIATION (CNA) EDUCATION TRACKING

  • Karen Napier, BScN, MClSc(WH), RN, WOCC(C)

NSWOC DATA COLLECTION TOOL OVERVIEW

OBJECTIVES

  • Participants will become familiar with the NSWOC Data Collection Tool.

  • Participants will be able to implement the NSWOC Data Collection Tool in their practice.

CNA Education Tracking

OBJECTIVES

  • Participants will become familiar with the CNA Education Tracking Tool to assist in certification renewal – WOCC (C).

  • Participants will be able to use the CNA Education Tracking Tool in their practice.

A REVIEW OF EVIDENCE FOR INTERMITTENT CATHETERIZATION and

INTRODUCTION TO CANADIAN NURSING BEST PRACTICE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INTERMITTENT URETHRAL CATHETERIZATION

Dean S. Elterman, MD, MSc, FRCSC

  • Urologic Surgeon & Assistant Professor
  • Division of Urology, University Health Network
  • Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Clinician Investigator, Krembil Research Institute

 

Debbie Cutting, RN, BScN, NSWOC, WOCC(C), NCA

A REVIEW OF EVIDENCE FOR INTERMITTENT CATHETERIZATION

OBJECTIVE

  • Provide a review of evidence/recommendations regarding complications, quality of life and cost-effectiveness for intermittent catheterization (coated and uncoated)

NAVIGATING NON-INSURED HEALTH BENEFITS (NIHB):

NSWOC/WOCC(C) AS RECOMMENDERS OF WOUND, OSTOMY & CONTINENCE SUPPLIES TO BENEFIT CANADIAN INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

  • Bev Smith, RN, BScN, NSWOC | Alberta – Core Program Leader Indigenous WOC Health
  • Anna Tumchewics, RN,BScN, DipOPN, NSWOC, WOCC(C) | Northwest Territories
  • Sue Bolton, RN, MN, (NSWOC Student) Home Care Clinical Practice Consultant, Wound Care | First Nations Health Authority, BC
  • Michelle Buffalo, RN, BScN, (NSWOC Student) | Maskwacis Health Services, Maskwacis, Alberta
  • Karen Bruton, RN, BScN, MClSc-WH, WOCC(C) | Sioux Lookout Zone, Ontario
  • Kathy Mutch, RN, BScN, WOCC(C) | Atlantic Provinces