2019 Symposium procedings

We hope you thoroughly enjoyed our event in April. Thank you to everyone who attended and presented!  We truly appreciate your support and involvement! We are excited to present the final proceedings document that summarizes the topics of that day and allow those that were not able to attend a glimpse of all the work that was put into the event.

We are are so excited about everything that has been happening across Ontario and feel very proud of the truly interprofessional representation at the event!

2019 Symposium

Please plan to join us at our 2019 Symposium, Leveraging Interprofessional Teams.  

HQO recomendations for compression - Your valuable input is needed

~~One of the initiatives set forward from the OntWIG membership was to suggest that Health Quality Ontario do a health technology assessment on compression stockings for prevention of venous leg ulcer recurrence.  This assessment has been completed and HQO is now looking for feedback on both the assessment and the associated funding recommendation that has been made under the guidance of the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee.

OntWIG's 8th Symposium Procedings

Thanks to everyone who participated in OntWIG's 8th Annual Symposium and helped us celebrate 10 years!  It was a wonderful chance to connect and learn more about how far we have come in advocating for wound care in Ontario. We are very grateful for all the interdisciplinary members who were able to participate with us, as well as industry sponsors. 

Please read over the proceedings document to learn more about what happened at the symposium and what you missed out on!  

Fibreglass Total Contact Casting, Removable Cast Walkers, and Irremovable Cast Walkers to Treat Diabetic Neuropathic Foot Ulcers

Great news from Health Quality Ontario was released last week.  The Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee recommends that fibreglass total contact casting, removable cast walkers, and irremovable cast walkers be publicly funded in patients presenting with a neuropathic diabetic plantar foot ulcer.  This is a very important step toward access for all Ontarians to the very best care for diabetic foot ulcers. 

Call for new executive team members

ontwig.ca/executive-team-application/The Ontario Woundcare Interest Group (OntWIG) is currently seeking applications for executive team positions.
Deadline to apply: October 15, 2017
Term begins: November 1, 2017
Who May Apply: open to all health care professionals (Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Chiropodists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Registered Dietitians etc.) who have current membership with OntWIG.

HQO - Feedback requested for E-Stim for Pressure Injuries

The Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee accepted OntWIG's application to look at Electrical Stimulation for Pressure Injuries. It is now open for feedback and review for a short period of time (Until August 11). Please consider providing your feedback and reviewing the document. This is important for increasing awareness for use of adjunctive therapies in wound care!

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Please enjoy a little bit of light summer reading with our Summer Newsletter.  

 

 

OHTAC recommendations for Compression - Your input is needed

~~One of the initiatives set forward from the OntWIG membership was to suggest that Health Quality Ontario do a health technology assessment on compression stockings for prevention of venous leg ulcer recurrence.  This assessment has been completed and HQO is now looking for feedback on both the assessment and the associated funding recommendation that has been made under the guidance of the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee.

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