These resources are designed to help people with open wounds learn more about their condition and see if Estim is of interest to them.

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Resources By Wound Type:

    Public resources designed to explain the cause and treatment of various types of wounds:

  • Skin Anatomy & Healing Processes Explained:

    A description of skin anatomy and physiology and steps involved in wound healing processes.  Developed by members of the Canadian Association of wound care (Wounds Canada)

  • Pressure Ulcer Guide Developed By SCI Ontario

    Based on the Guidelines that were developed specifically for people with pressure ulcers and spinal cord injuries.  This resource describes what causes skin breakdown due to pressure and other external forces and outlines preventative and treatment strategies that are known to address this common condition.

    This resource is provided by Cortree, Cortree is free for people with SCI and their family members, as well as all clients of SCI Ontario. An account will need to be created to access this resource.

  • Useful Forms

    Consent form: A written description of the benefits and risks associated with Estim treatments

    Consult form: Questions and situations to consider during the initial assessment and considerations when setting up Estim for the first time.

    Wound Assessment Forms:

    Recommended Wound Assessment Tools

    Photographic Wound Assessment Tool 

    • Revised PWAT – this 8 item tool provides a total score between 0-32 with a score of zero signifying a completely healed/closed wound.  revPWAT was refined in 2014 and shown to have excellent reliability amongst trained wound care clinicians.  It produces equivalent outcomes whether used at the bedside or on digital wound images.  A pdf filllable version of the revised PWAT is also available for ease of use
    • Original PWAT – modified from PSST this 6 item tool has been shown to have excellent intra and inter reliabilty and able to detect change in wound status [(if the wound appears worse or better (is healing)]

    Leg Ulcer Measurement Tool (LUMT) – this tool was designed to describe and evaluate leg and foot wounds including venous and arterial wounds as well as diabetic foot wounds.  The LUMT has been shown to be responsive to changes in wound status over time (can detect wounds that are healing).

  • Reference Articles & Guidelines