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Wound Management Course

Practice Enrichment Series
Are you a healthcare professional interested in learning more about wound management?

Register today for the online, self-paced, CNA-Accredited Wound Management course offered by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Institute!

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Course Outcomes

Canadian Nurses Association Accreditation


[Ottawa, May 29, 2023] – In order to address the issue of wound management through nursing education, Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) is thrilled to announce that its Practice Enrichment Series Wound Management course has received accreditation from the prestigious Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). This first CNA accreditation of a wound management course in Canada solidifies NSWOCC's commitment to nursing excellence and patient outcomes and further establishes them as leaders in the field of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing in Canada.


The CNA Accreditation Program is renowned for upholding standards of quality for continuing professional development for nurses across Canada. It subjects all accredited programs and offerings to a meticulous quality assessment process, ensuring that learning and development initiatives meet the CNA's standards of excellence. By receiving this accreditation, the NSWOCC Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute (WOC Institute) demonstrates the unwavering commitment to providing high-quality education and fostering nursing competence.

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"We are extremely proud to receive accreditation from the Canadian Nurses Association for our Practice Enrichment Series Wound Management Course," said Dr. Kimberly LeBlanc, Academic Chair at NSWOCC. "This recognition affirms our ongoing commitment to providing exceptional education and empowering healthcare professionals to deliver the highest standard of care in wound, ostomy, and continence management. We will continue to lead the way in nursing excellence, ensuring that our programs meet the evolving needs of the nursing community."

Modules & Course Length

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Integumentary System

  • Principles of Integumentary System Healing  

  • General principles of Integumentary / Wound Assessment and Management

  • Wound prevention, assessment, and management

  • Specific wound aetiologies (prevention, assessment, and management):

    • Acute and traumatic wounds (example: skin tears, lacerations, minor burns), with a focus on post fall wound care

    • Moisture associated skin damage (example: incontinence associated dermatitis, emersion foot)

    • Pressure injuries

    • Lower limb ulcers

    • Diabetic foot ulcers

    • Surgical wounds

    • Skin changes at life’s end

    • Wounds not healing in a predicted trajectory

  • Collaborative approaches when working with interprofessional teams

  • When to refer to a Wound Care Specialist

Course Length
  • 6 weeks self-paced, online

  • Rolling start, start at anytime

Registration Process

Costs & Tuition: Total $600

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