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Wound Management Education, Moncton, New Brunswick, 2018

Partner: Mawiw Council Inc. and First Nations and Inuit Health, Atlantic Region

The Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM) Program works in partnership with communities and organizations to provide in-person education across Canada, that is of high quality, evidence-based, and culturally safe. The Saint Elizabeth FNIM Program responds to collaborators’ requests for tailored in-person education for health care providers. Working with collaborators, the Saint Elizabeth FNIM Program determines learning needs in a variety of ways, including: on-line surveys and focus groups/sharing sessions.

SE Learning provided a Wound Care Education Session in Moncton, New Brunswick on February 27, 28 and March 1, 2018. The session was led by Victoria Polak, Enterostomal Therapy Nurse and Daniel Wiebe Education Liaison Nurse.
The Wound Care Education Session was theoretical, with a strong practical component and a focus on chronic disease. Participants were regulated health care providers practicing in home and community care settings in First Nation communities.

The education was designed to ensure that the content embodied the most current research and knowledge, considering the unique practice setting of health care providers in First Nation communities in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. Education included: lecture, videos, case studies, pictures, demonstration and practical, hands-on reverse demonstration.
Topics covered during the session included:
  • Scope of Practice
  • Interprofessional approach to wound healing
  • Skin Health
  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention
  • Wound Assessment
  • Wound Etiology
  • Nutrition
  • Hands-On Training in Skin and Wound Care
  • Arterial and Venous Circulation
  • Compression Bandaging (Practical)
  • Lower Leg Assessment
  • Documentation
  • Psychosocial Aspects