Enablers are a collection of clinically-relevant resources that can be easily accessed by health care professionals whenever they are needed.

When Dr Sibbald co-founded the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) in 1999, he was keenly aware of the need for straightforward resources that could be close at hand as needs arise in a clinical setting. As a dermatologist and internist with interest in wound care and education, he could see how an internet resource could help, so he launched WoundPedia.com as a companion to the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course.

WoundPedia.com hosts a resource of clinically-relevant wound care enablers that reflect expert knowledge and respect patient concerns.


Note: The enablers are currently under review and updates are being prepared. The grey icons below refer to the 2008 resource. As updated enablers are released, they will replace the existing resources.

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

WoundPedia is a comprehensive easily-accessible wound care guide for physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals. The materials on WoundPedia are intended as an educational tool and licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Please consult the CC licencing guidelines for terms of use.

The materials on WoundPedia are not fixed protocols. They are evidence-based information for health care professionals to consider when providing wound care. However, it is equally important to weigh these against the local context and specific individual considerations. Please check the disclaimer.

WoundPedia initiatives, including the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC), are based on evidence-informed practice.

WoundPedia is committed to knowledge mobilization through shared learning, networking, and initiatives that further wound care as a clinical speciality. WoundPedia's principle of optimized patient care extends to developing and emerging healthcare systems around the world.


The International Interprofessional Wound Care Course meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada. As an Accredited Group Learning Activity, IIWCC allows physicians to convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (American Medical Association).

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 specialty. WoundPedia brings this to life through a user-friendly web resource of enablers.

Wound Bed Preparation

The Wound Bed Preparation (WBP) paradigm is a structured approach to wound healing. Wound Bed Preparation 2021 coming soon.

60-Second Foot Screening

This one-page foot screening tool is designed to identify individuals with high-risk diabetic feet. This screening tool is a simplified 60-second assessment for each foot, to be implemented by healthcare providers

Guyana Diabetes & Footcare Project

A Canadian team of physicians and other healthcare professionals visited Guyana, South America in June 2012 and screened for the high-risk diabetic foot. Amputation rates during the course of the project were reduced by 68%.


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