Grey County’s Director of Long-Term Care (LTC), Jennifer Cornell, is thrilled to announce that Christine Fenton, a Registered Practical Nurse at Lee Manor, has been chosen to represent the long-term care sector with Wounds Canada. A leader in international wound care, Wounds Canada is a part of Grey County’s LTC leadership initiative.
“It is an honour for Christine to represent Grey County’s long-term care sector on an international level,” said Jennifer Cornell, Grey County’s Director of Long-Term Care. This new affiliation with Wounds Canada will ultimately provide the County with opportunities to be involved with international education, research, and access to best practices for wound prevention and care. This will influence the County’s care communities which aligns with the County’s corporate philosophy to “Colour It” for our residents' quality and safety.
“I have always had a keen interest in skin and wound care theory,” said Fenton. “The unique skin, wound care, and prevention program at Lee Manor is one that has been reviewed and accepted internationally.” Fenton further explained that Grey County staff have always encouraged the “Colour It” opportunity and leadership philosophy. This encouragement by staff was a contributing factor in fueling her passion to change the trajectory in wound care prevention, and wound care outcomes, for the residents in Grey County’s LTC homes.
Prior to their appointment with Wounds Canada, Fenton was accepted as one of only one hundred Canadian students for the International Interprofessional Wounds Care Course (IIWCC), an accredited program offered through the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. The IIWCC program presents an international faculty team that includes the board of directors from both the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) and International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP).
Fenton’s current role at Lee Manor is the skin and wound resource nurse. This role involves supporting colleagues regarding skin and wound consultations, tracking compliance standards, supporting staff education in wound prevention and care, and tracking for proper dressing selection and healing times. During Fenton’s fourteen-year position at Lee Manor she has represented the Grey-Bruce long-term care sector for several years in the skin and wound community of practice, specifically for the South West Regional Wound Care Program.
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