WOUND CARE AND WOUND HEALING IN DIABETES



Wounds are a serious health care issue with a great deal of personal, clinical, and economic implications. They can be agonizingly painful and debilitating. The chronic wounds can undermine function, mobility, and quality of life, especially in the patients with diabetes. Various studies conducted during 2011–2019 in Canada have explored the prevalence of wounds, using administrative data from hospitals, home care, hospital-based continuing care, and long-term care facilities. The studies have evaluated various risk factors associated with wounds, such as diabetes, circulatory disease, and age, and have found diabetes as a major risk factor in wounds development.


Acute wounds are those that heal through the routine processes of inflammation, tissue formation and remodeling, which occur in a timely fashion. Acute wounds occur as a result of surgery or trauma. They move through the stages of healing within the predicted time frame. Acute wounds features include normal inflammatory stage, of short duration, no underlying pathology, unhealed within 6 weeks of formation, usually heals without complication and acute wound fluid supports cell proliferation.


Chronic wounds in particular present unique healing challenges to those with already compromised health such as the patients with diabetes. A chronic wound is the wound that does not heal in an orderly set of stages and in a predictable amount of time the way most wounds do. Wounds that do not heal within three months are often considered chronic. Chronic wounds seem to be detained in one or more of the phases of wound healing. The treatments, medications, interventions, and dressings associated with wounds and wound care also represent a significant financial burden to the health care system. However, it is important to know that many wounds are avoidable with the provision of better health care services and a greater focus upon prevention. An acute wound becomes a chronic wound when it does not follow the correct healing stages, resulting in a lengthened recovery. Chronic wounds such as diabetic and venous ulcers are also caused by a failure of fibroblasts to produce adequate extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins and by keratinocytes to epithelialize the wound.


Wound care is one of the fastest growing areas in health care today. Proficient wound management is an ever-present challenge for professional health care clinicians, especially for the patients of diabetes. Accomplishing comprehensive wound management skills requires continuing education and skills upgrading that diverse, evidence-based information, best practice expertise and collaborative opportunities across health disciplines.


Patients with diabetes have been found much more likely to have compromised wound than patients without the disease. With rapidly growing diabetes rates in present times, the burden of compromised wounds is expected to increase unless steps are taken to manage disease progression. Complications from diabetic foot wounds alone led to significant number of amputations across Canada in 2011–2012. The costs of amputations have been found to be significantly greater than the cost of effective initiatives to prevent amputation. Early detection and treatment can reduce the need for and prevalence of amputations.


Wound care and Healing program- Basic and advanced programs (6/8 hours (1 or 2 days) and 15 to 25 hours (3 to 5 days) - training/certification/workshop at Springfield College is aimed to dispense knowledge of the procedure and skills basic to wound care and combines the latest information and trends in wound care. The program provides students with the essential tools and strategies to confidently address wound care and wound management. It also discusses the diabetic ulcers, diabetic foot and wound care and Canadian guidelines. The main concepts include prevention, assessment, health, infection, and pain management. The program helps prepare you get skills needed for a challenging career in a physician’s office, hospital, or medical clinic.


Wound care and Healing certificate program is also offered with Suture Technique-Skill Enhancement for Health Professionals certificate program.


COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:

Attractive fees

Very convenient and easily accessible location at Brampton

Best knowledge and information with focus on practicable skills in relevant job fields

Small class sizes for personalized attention and best learning experience

Vastly experienced, Industry expert faculties, dedicated to tutor and guide students through course

Emphasis on one-to-one support

Excellent feedback for training and programs from past and present students


For details of the Wound care and Healing program and the best training-


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SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE OF HEALTH CARE, MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY

1- Bartley Bull Parkway, Suite #19(2nd Floor)

Brampton, ON L6W 3T7

(Across from Shoppers World Brampton, Above Food Basics Plaza)

Tel: 905-216-1600; 416-456-6689

http://www.springfieldcollege.ca

E-Mail: info@springfieldcollege.ca

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