Mission & Vision
WoundPedia Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide high-quality interprofessional wound care education and to improve patient-centred care and outcomes through knowledge mobilization initiatives.
A world where every patient in need of skin and wound care receives high-quality interprofessional skin wound care from qualified health care providers.
To improve skin and wound care nationally and internationally through education, research, knowledge mobilization and building an integrated system of care.
- Deliver the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC)
- Deliver Project ECHO (Extensions for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Ontario Skin and Wound Care
- Promote global health initiatives that improve skin and wound care
- Facilitate liaisons and alliances with members of the skin and wound care communities nationally and internationally
- Promote standards and evidence for skin and wound care
- Establish accurate and actionable on data and measurement in wound care
- Ensure all WoundPedia initiatives are evidence-informed and updated as appropriate
Initiatives that further wound care as a clinical specialty.
The International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) is for wound care specialists with some education and experience: physicians, nurses, and other health professionals in the wound care field and related industry.
ECHO Ontario Skin & Wound Care
Project ECHO® is an international learning community representing more than 220 hubs in 31 countries. The Project ECHO Ontario Skin and Wound Care Hub features live online sessions, de-identified patient cases, and case discussions.
The concept of evidence-informed practice is an important background for the development of wound care as a clinical speciality. WoundPedia brings this to life through a user-friendly web resource of enablers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is WoundPedia?
The intentions of WoundPedia™ are to:
- Bring the evidence to the fingertips of clinicians.
- Identify the strengths and gaps in the evidence for researchers.
- Provide clinically relevant information for policymakers.
- Provide a relevant and concise summary of key clinical information for education, diagnosis and treatment.
What type of information does WoundPedia provide?
What is different about WoundPedia?
Can I reprint and redistribute WoundPedia resources?
Does WoundPedia guarantee the best results?
What is WoundPedia's intended audience?
The informational offerings presented on WoundPedia are intended primarily for the following audiences:
- Physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals and provider organizations
- Medical specialty and professional societies
- Government health care policymakers and specialists
Is WoundPedia for use by patients?
If you are a patient and are accessing this site, you should understand that the information presented is intended and designed for the use of the expert audiences previously identified.
See the FAQ above: What is WoundPedia's intended audience?
It is essential that you seek assistance from a health care professional in interpreting these materials and applying them in individual cases. The materials on WoundPedia™ were not intended for use by patients or caregivers.