Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Pressure Injuries and Complex Surgical Wounds: An Advanced Practice Course

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  • Course Description

    Based on the latest standards of care, this course will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of pressure injuries and surgical wounds. Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses, and Registered Nurses working with clients at risk or who have pressure injuries will learn advanced technical skills in wound management as well as gain an understanding of the latest technologies in wound healing. Participants will have the opportunity to apply learning through simulated laboratory sessions pressure redistribution, wound debridement, skin biopsies, suturing and dressing selection. Best practice guidelines and current Health Quality Ontario wound care standards will be embedded throughout the course.

    Learning Objectives

    By the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

    1. Identify the pathophysiology and risk factors for pressure injuries and surgical wound complications.
    2. Select appropriate interventions/devices to implement a pressure redistribution plan.
    3. Identify categories of dressing technologies with indications for use.
    4. Recognize persons at risk for malnutrition.
    5. Perform basic suturing, a skin biopsy, and wound debridement.


    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Advanced Practice Nurses
    • Registered Nurses
  • Schedule and Location

    Course Schedule

    The schedule is available as a Printable PDF updated February 22, 2020.


    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    Health Sciences Building
    University of Toronto
    155 College Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M5T 1P8 (map)

  • Faculty

    Course Director

    Laura Teague, MN, NP-Adult, PhD(c)

    Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Co-Chair of Health Quality Ontario Wound Care Standards for Leg Ulcers and Diabetic Foot Ulcers
    Laura Teague is a Nurse Practitioner and worked at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto from 1987-2016.  She has adjunct appointments at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto and at Western University and is currently a member of faculty for the Clinical Masters of Wound Healing at Western University. Laura is currently enrolled in doctoral studies at McMaster University and is the recipient of a 2 year scholarship and a research grant from the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. Laura completed her undergraduate education at Queen’s University and her Master’s and Nurse Practitioner Diploma at the University of Toronto. She is an alumnus of the Dorothy Wylie Nursing Leadership Program and the Leadership Academy through the Rotman School of Business Management, University of Toronto.

    During her time at St. Michael’s Hospital,  Laura was instrumental in the development, implementation and evaluation of an interdisciplinary wound prevention and treatment program. Laura is an active member of the RNAO, participating on Best Practice Guideline and Wound Care Institute development, as well as being the inaugural President of the Ontario Wound Care Interest Group. She is currently the Co-Chair of Health Quality Ontario Wound Care Standards for Leg Ulcers and Diabetic Foot Ulcers.

    Course Faculty

    Karen Campbell PhD, RN

    President, International Skin Tear Advisory Panel

    Janice Hon OT Reg. (Ont), MCLSc

    Allied Health Education Specialist, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Sinai Health System Adjunct Lecturer, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto
    Janice is an Occupational Therapist with extensive experience working with complex neuro clients who require wheelchair, seating and other assistive devices to maintain function and with clients with pressure, diabetic foot or venous stasis ulcers. Janice has completed a Masters in Clinical Science in Wound Healing at University of Western Ontario.  Her passion is in inter-professional wound care and education, as well as engaging allied health professionals to be part of the assessment and management of wound related issues. Currently, Janice is serving as an Executive and OT liaison in the Ontario Wound Interest Group and has contributed as expert panel in the RNAO BPG Guideline review.

    Maise Vanriel BSc, RD. Diploma Food Safety

    Care Coordinator, Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network

    Valerie Winberg RN(EC), MN, NP-PHC, ENC(C), IIWCC

    Executive Director/Clinical Lead NP, Twin Bridges Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic, Sarnia, Ontario
    Valerie Winberg is a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Wound Specialist. Since graduating from the NP program at the University of Windsor in 2002, she has worked in Primary Care, Long-term Care and Emergency medicine. Currently, Valerie is the Executive Director/Clinical Lead NP at Twin Bridges Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic in Sarnia ON, seeing clients for Primary Health Care as well as wound care referrals.

    Wound care became a passion for Valerie as she started her NP career and began working with LTC nurses and residents. She has become an international speaker and educator in the wound care arena since. As an advocate for improved access to wound care for all, Valerie, was a founding member of the Ontario Wound Interest Group and is currently the President.

  • Registration Information


    Early Bird price (ends May 22, 2020) $575 + HST
    Regular price  (starting May 23, 2020) $640 + HST
    U of T Nursing Alumni save 15% $545 + HST
    U of T Nursing Faculty save 15% $545 + HST
    Student in U of T Faculty of Nursing save 50% $320 + HST

    Site Groups

    A group discount rate is available for site groups of three or more people. For details please contact

    Please Note

    • Refund Policy – To withdraw from the course and receive a refund, your written request must be emailed to by May 22, 2020. No refunds will be given after this date. All refunds are subject to an administration fee of $100 + tax. As an alternative, a colleague may attend in your place. Please send your substitution request at least 7 days before the course.
    • Advanced registration is required. Registration deadline: June 16, 2020.
    • U of T Nursing Alumni discount is available to BScN, MN, PMNP Diploma, MScN or PhD graduates of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
    • U of T Nursing Faculty discount is available to individuals with a faculty position, adjunct or status appointment, or are a Clinical Instructor (current academic year only) at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
    • Student discount is available to individuals currently registered in the BScN, MN, PMNP or PhD programs at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.
    • Applicable taxes (13% HST) will be added to the registration fees.
    • Course Cancellation Policy – The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to unavailability of instructors, facilities or insufficient enrolment. Decisions on course cancellations are made at least 15 calendar days prior to the course starting date, so early registration is recommended. If you enroll in a course that is subsequently cancelled, you may transfer to another section of that course if an alternative is available; or you may receive a full refund. We are not responsible for travel fees or any expenses incurred by you.
  • “The course was very helpful with practical information for the practice setting. The expertise and knowledge of the speakers was great.”

    “Very interesting 2 days.”

    “Great information. Good content. Great mix of hands-on and lecture style.”

    “Great education session.”

    “Enjoyed all the speakers – very engaging. Enjoyed hands-on experience.”

  • Contact Us

    Phone: (416) 978-7688
    Address: Centre for Professional Development
    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    University of Toronto
    Suite 130
    155 College Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M5T 1P8 map


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