Foundations of Wound Prevention and Management for Nurses – Ontario

In 2020-2021, the SE First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program led a Wound Care Education Program, funded by Indigenous Services Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Ontario Region.

This course is designed for Nurses practising in First Nations communities in Ontario that are interseted in learning more about wound prevention and management. The course is interactive and its 15 modules incorporate evidence-based guidelines for wound prevention and management. The objective of this course is to support a foundational level of wound prevention and management knowledge for all Nurses working in Home and Community Care in Ontario First Nations.


  • Topic 1: Introduction
  • Topic 2: Wound Healing and Assessment
  • Topic 3: Traditional Nutrition
  • Topic 4: Surgical Drain Care
  • Topic 5: Suture Removal
  • Topic 6: Staple Removal
  • Topic 7: Wound Etiologies
  • Topic 8: Wound Infection
  • Topic 9: Wound Cleansing and Irrigation
  • Topic 10: Lower Leg Assessment
  • Topic 11: Dressing Selection and Application
  • Topic 12: Traditional Medicine
  • Topic 13: Compression Therapy
  • Topic 14: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Topic 15: Adjunctive Therapies