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South West Regional Wound Care Program – Free Educational Workshops

Mar. 29 & Apr. 3, 2017 London & Walkerton, ON 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Although these workshops are geared towards the Family Physician, please feel free to pass the event information and registration links to your Nurse Practitioner or RN with skin and wound care management knowledge and experience. Please ask them to note that they are attending instead of a Family Physician as they are the clinicians that are managing the wounds within the family practice.

These events are supported by an educational grant from the South West Regional Wound Care Program

The SWRWCP is a voluntary collaborative comprised of all Hospitals (30 Hospital sites), all Community Nursing Service Provider Agencies (5 South West CCAC Contracted Agencies) and more than 50% of Long Term Care Homes (78 LTC Homes) delivering care in the South West LHIN. The SWRWCP exists to support and enable these Health Service Providers in the South West LHIN with evidence-informed resources and an educational framework to empower them achieve a shared vision:  Integrated, evidenced-informed skin and wound care – every person, every health care sector, every day that will ultimately improve transitions of care and clinical outcomes.

The South West LHIN allocated funding in December 2016 to the SWRWCP to engage Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and other health care professionals in the SWRWCP Collaborative.  The Collaborative acknowledges that the engagement of Primary Care is vital as Primary Care is most often the first point of contact for care and have a significant impact on improving self-management, improving healing times and sustaining wound prevention efforts.

The Primary Care Engagement objectives are as follows:

  • Engage Primary Care to raise awareness of the Program and the resources/tools available;
  • Identify Wound Care Champions to increase Primary Care involvement in the Program and improving patient transitions of care across the health care settings;
  • Develop resources specific to Primary Care needs; and,
  • Provide an educational event (applied for CME credits) specific to Primary Care needs.