Government of Yukon

March 6, 2015

Advancing skin health and wound management skills in Yukon

WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government hosted a two-day learning session this week for health professionals to learn more about current skin health practices and wound management skills. More than 80 health care providers from across Yukon attended the session.

“Our Continuing Care division hosted the Canadian Association of Wound Care session to ensure our local health care providers know as much as possible about preventing wounds and delivering effective treatments,” Minister of Health and Social Services Mike Nixon said.

Established in 1995, the Canadian Association of Wound Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing skin health and wound management in Canada. It offers a number of inter-professional education and learning opportunities—including online modules, on-site workshops and webinars—to improve wound care services and keep skills current.

Wound care is particularly important for people with diabetes. A Canadian Community Health Survey recently noted that five per cent of Yukoners have diabetes and that over the past three years there has been an average of five deaths per year in the territory due to the disease.

Learn more: The Canadian Association of Wound Care



Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications

Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services

News Release #15-076