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Introducing the PSW & Caregiver Skin Health Course: Empowering you for Enhanced Patient Care

Updated: 4 days ago

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute is proud to announce the launch of its latest online educational course: the PSW & Caregiver Skin Health Course. This comprehensive program is meticulously designed to equip Personal Support Workers (PSW), Healthcare Assistants, and Caregivers with the knowledge necessary to address skin health challenges adeptly.


Skin health is paramount in patient care, particularly for individuals dealing with Moisture-Associated Skin Damage (MASD), skin tears, and pressure injuries. Recognizing the pivotal role PSWs, Healthcare Assistants, and Caregivers play in preventing skin breakdown and wounds, this course is tailored to empower frontline healthcare professionals with targeted education in those key areas.

Course Overview:

The fully-online program comprises four modules, allowing participants to commence at their convenience and progress at their own pace over approximately 6 weeks:

Unit 1: Maintaining Skin Health

Unit 2: Moisture-Associated Skin Damage (MASD)

Unit 3: Pressure Injuries

Unit 4: Skin Tears

Course Outcomes:

Comprehensive Understanding of Skin Health

  • Increase your understanding of factors influencing skin health.

  • Gain insights into the crucial role of skin health in overall patient care.

Strategies for Maintaining and Restoring Skin Health

Management and Prevention of Skin Injuries

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Virtual Mentorship

Registration Information:

Registration for the PSW & Caregiver Skin Health Course is now open at To stay informed and be among the first to register, please email

For further information, please contact Dr. Kimberly LeBlanc, Academic Chair of the WOC Institute, at


About the WOC Institute:

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute is committed to providing state-of-the-art, accessible online learning communities for registered nurses and allied healthcare professionals. Our mission is to promote specialized knowledge, skills, and judgment in wound, ostomy, and continence care.


About Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Canada (NSWOCC):

NSWOCC, a registered charity, serves over 600 nurses specialized in wound, ostomy, and continence care. It advocates for high standards in nursing practice, education, research, and administration, aiming to achieve quality specialized nursing care.


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