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.

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PAST WEBINARS

 

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.

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