SPECIALTY SERVICES / WOUND CARE

Associated Clinical Pathways

There are no pathways associated with this service.

Please note: eReferral Advice is not available for this specialty

How to request Wound Care tele-advice

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding statutory holidays.

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Tele-advice can also be requested by calling 403.910.2551 or toll-free at 1.844.962.5465. Please have the patient's Personal Health Number at hand for all tele-advice enquiries.


What can I enquire about?

  • This tele-advice service is available for adult patients with any of the following issues:
  • • Does my patient have a chronic wound?
  • • What are my next steps to manage this problem?
  • • How do I choose a dressing protocol or more simply, what dressing should I apply?
  • • When do I reassess the wound for progress?
  • • How do I know if an antibiotic is needed?
  • • What is the approach for treating a diabetic foot wound?
  • • My patient had stitches in the ER 5 days ago and now the wound has dehiscence. What do I do now?
  • • What to apply on a burn
  • • How to care for sutured wounds
  • • When should I refer to home care wound services?

About this service

Wound Care services is supported by a team of multidisciplinary physicians who are IIWCC (International Interprofessional Wound Care Course), SAWC (Symposium on Advanced Wound Care) and/or AAWC (Association for the Advancement of Wound Care) trained and mentored in the care of patients of all ages, with non-healing wounds.

The Wound Care Clinic is located at the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre and if patient needs to be seen, referrals are accepted through CAT for Integrated Home Care Team: Fax 403-943-1602.

To request this tele-advice service by phone, call 403-910-2551 and press 5, 7

Contact us

If you have a question, comment or technical issue, please call 403.910.2551 Ext 0, or email specialistlink@calgaryareapcns.ca.