Goal and Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the difference between type I and type II diabetes.
  • Discuss overall epidemiology of diabetes and incidence of diabetic foot ulcers.
  • Discuss the basic anatomy and physiology of the foot.
  • Describe the gait cycle.
  • Identify two of the major functions of normal gait.
  • List the six clinical presentations of diabetic neuropathy.
  • List the neuropathic pain descriptors of distal symmetrical sensorimotor polyneuropathy.
  • Differentiate characteristics of somatic and autonomic nervous system.
  • Identify five components of a comprehensive diabetes foot exam.
  • Summarize risk factors, causes and classification of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).
  • Name and explain characteristics of at least three common skin complications associated with diabetes.
  • Discuss overall effects of diabetes and impaired wound healing.
  • Classify diabetic foot infections and choose treatments based on this classification.
  • Summarize assessment findings and treatment recommendations for diabetic foot ulcers complicated by osteomyelitis.
  • Explain the theory of moist wound healing.
  • Identify five factors which enhance or impede the wound healing process.
  • Identify five different dressing categories for topical wound management.
  • Select safe topical treatment options based upon wound assessment and goal of wound care.
  • Select appropriate diabetic foot ulcer treatments and interventions, based upon wound characteristics and goal of treatment.
  • Demonstrate procedure for conservative sharp debridement.
  • Explain the rationale for offloading and footwear in the patient with neuropathy.
  • Distinguish at what point in the diabetic wound one should consider “adjuvant therapy."
  • Explain the importance of nutritional interventions and glucose control for the wounded diabetic.
  • Describe and differentiate examples of diabetes related distress and diabetes associated depression.
  • Define two clinical terms associated with pain.
  • Identify four characteristics of peripheral arterial disease.
  • Summarize types of pain and potential complications experienced post-amputation.
  • Demonstrate application of total contact cast.
  • Summarize basic nail and skin care recommendations for the person with diabetes.
  • Describe three interventions or methods to assist patient in compliance with care plan.
  • Demonstrate procedure for trimming and filing toenails.
  • List three types of adult learners, and describe one example of each.
  • Discuss importance of evidence-based standards of care and specify examples of two diabetes associated practice guidelines.
 
 
Diabetic Wound Care® (DWC®) Credential
Eligible nurses, therapist or physicians may sit for the prestigious DWC® board examination provided by NAWCO®.
 
NAWCO® is the largest and fastest growing credentialing board, dedicated to the advancement and promotion of excellence in wound care and ostomy management.
 
Diabetic Wound Management course is offered in two options;
  • Onsite classroom
  • Online home study course
 
Onsite course tuition includes:
  • Onsite classroom training
  • Continuing education contact hours upon completion
  • WCEI® Diabetic Skin and Wound Care Management course workbook
  • Three hands-on labs including: Total Contact Casting; Diabetic Nail Debridement; Conservative Sharp Debridement
  • Tools, including: business tote bag, pen, highlighter, nail brush, nail nippers, cuticle stick, lotion, total contact cast kit and model foot
  • Learning aides: glossary, sample questions and more
  • Pre-exam certification review (course review)
  • Exclusive access to resource materials
  • Networking lunches (at most locations)
 
Online course tuition includes:
  • Self-paced learning with access to course modules for 90-days
  • Continuing education contact hours upon completion
  • WCEI® Diabetic Skin and Wound Care Management course workbook
  • Learning aides: glossary, sample questions and more
  • Pre-exam certification review (course review)
  • Exclusive access to resource materials
  • Live instructor tutoring available by appointment
 
The Wound Care Education Institute is a division of OnCourse Learning and this educational activity is provided by OnCourse Learning.
 

Accreditation Information

NURSES

In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.