Peripheral Arterial Disease PAD
Vascular Diseases Foundation Website
The Vascular Disease Foundation provides information and education to the public and health care professionals to reduce death and disability from vascular disease
PAD Coalition Website
The Pad Coalition focuses specifically on lower extremity PAD and offer information and education to the public and health professionals about PAD to enhance prevention, treatment and patient outcomes.
Diabetes Canada (formerly Canadian Diabetes Association)
This site has all the current best practice guidelines and information and is meant to be used by all health professionals as well as the general public. It is very comprehensive and easy to navigate.
Diabetic Foot Care Community
Diabetic Foot Canada e-Journal
A website for healthcare professionals
An easy-to-use online hub that is part of the Diabetes Canada website with diabetes information customized for user needs and interests. Lots of recipes, articles and discussion forums for people living with diabetes.
- Fibreglass Total Contact Casting, Removable Cast Walkers, and Irremovable Cast Walkers to Treat Diabetic Neuropathic Foot Ulcers
The OHTAC members accepted the conclusions of the health technology assessment and agreed that all three interventions (fibreglass total contact casting, removable cast walkers, and irremovable cast walkers) provide clinical benefit and value for money, and are consistent with patient values and preferences across the spectrum of management of neuropathic diabetic plantar foot ulcers.
Full report available at www.hqontario.ca/evidence-to-improve-care (PDF)
The Arthritis Society (Canada)
“Searching for the underlying causes and subsequent cures for arthritis, and promoting the best possible care and treatment for people with arthritis.” Website offers current best practice information for both the general public and all health care professionals.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network
The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN) is dedicated to providing up-to-date information and resources for rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Wounds Canada (formerly CAWC – Canadian Association of Wound Care)
Excellent website that has most current wound care information and resources for all health care professionals including their many courses and workshops.
RNAO (Registered Nurses Association of Ontario)
Assessment and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers