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Pressure Injury and Leg Ulcer Management

What OTs Need to Know

Presented By:

Janice Hon OT. Reg. (Ont.), M.ClSc (Wound Healing) and Laura Teague, MN, NP-Adult, PhD(c)

Date: January 31, 2020

Workshop Location:

Ron Joyce Centre - DeGroote School of Business
Great Hall
4350 South Service Road
Burlington, ON L7L 5R8

Workshop Description:

The objective of this workshop is to provide practical knowledge for Occupational Therapists to treat clients with pressure injury or leg ulcer based on best practice, and evidence informed care.

**Lunch and refreshments will be provided**


  • The etiology and prevention of pressure injuries and leg ulcers.
  • What OTs need to know about the best practice approaches to manage pressure injuries and leg ulcers.
  • The treatment options to manage pressure and edema control.

About our Presenters:

Janice Hon is an Occupational Therapist with extensive experience working with complex neuro clients who require wheelchair, seating and other assistive devices to maintain function.Her interest in wound care began as an OT on an interprofessional  wound care team at St. Michael's Hospital, and subsequently led her to complete a Masters in Clinical Science in Wound Healing at Western University in London, Ontario.

Janice contributed as an expert panelist at the RNAO BPG Guideline review and is currently serving as an Executive and OT liaison at the Ontario Wound Care Interest Group.Janice is an advocate for inter-professional collaboration and care for patients with wound related issues.She works as an Allied Health Educator at Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Sinai Health System.

Laura Teague is a nurse practitioner, clinical and academic lead for the wound care program at the Sinai Health System in Toronto, Ontario. From 1987 to 2016, Laura worked in various clinical and leadership positions as a registered nurse, clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner - wound care at a teaching hospital in downtown Toronto. Laura has provided continuous leadership through development of the Ontario Woundcare Interest Group as the founding president and membership on the executive.

Laura is currently completing her thesis in the PhD program at McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing. Her thesis work involves a cohort study of spinal cord injured persons who have undergone surgical closure for pressure ulcers. This funded study involves cost, health care utilization and predictors of complications in this population. Most recently, Health Quality Ontario invited Laura to be an expert panel co-chair for the development of quality standards for three types of wounds.

 *Exhibitors will be available to network and to showcase their products*

Fees:  (Early Bird Deadline - January 17, 2020)

OSOT Member:  Early Bird: $260 - Regular: $310

Non-Member:  Early Bird: $360 - Regular: $410

OSOT Student Member:  Early Bird: $160 - Regular: $190

**If you're are not an OSOT member, you must create and account to register or login to an existing non-member account that you previously created**

Note: Refunds will be issued provided a request is made to the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists two weeks prior to the event. Refunds will be given in full less a 15% administrative charge.
1/31/2020 - 1/31/2020
Online registration not available.

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