Project ECHO Ontario Skin and Wound sessions will be starting in June 2019. This program provides continuing education / continuous professional development credits and provides participants an opportunity to learn from each other, acquire knowledge, skills, increase competency and build a strong community of practice. Participants become part of a supportive community of practice and an inter-professional team. Wound and skin care issues include diabetic foot ulcers, pressure injuries (ulcers), venous leg ulcers and common dermatological issues related to wounds e.g. hidradenitis suppurativa. To learn more or to register click here.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources on health issues related to season or climate. Resources on depression, insomnia, dry skin, environmental pollution, climate change, temperature and influenza are included. 3 pages. 

This article discusses the importance of identifying dry skin early, determining causes, removing triggers, using emollients, managing dry, itchy skin and skin tears.

Jolene Heil, RN, ET, MCIScWH, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Wound Care at Providence Care presented Wound Management in Long-Term Care to health care professionals in South East Ontario on June 14, 2016.  A copy of the pdf flyer and presentation are available below.

In this issue, you will find we have updated our format to include more information about our partnerships. June's featured topic is Skin Integrity. We have recently added a number of new resources to sagelink.ca.    

Pages