Goal and Learning Outcomes

The overall purpose of this program is to provide participants with current evidence based education in the area of skin and wound management and upon completion will enable participants to accurately assess, document, identify and plan appropriate & comprehensive patient treatment plans and interventions for wound management.
  • Discuss how standards of care, evidence-based practice and a multidisciplinary wound care team can affect clinical choices in wound management.
  • Discuss the basic anatomy and physiology of the skin.
  • Identify at least five parameters required for accurate wound assessment.
  • Identify pressure ulcer stages according to NPUAP guidelines.
  • Identify five factors which enhance or impede the wound healing process.
  • Explain four types of basic principles of wound bed preparation.
  • Identify three major components of a nutritional assessment for optimizing wound healing.
  • Identify four different categories for topical wound management.
  • Select treatment options based upon wound assessment, etiology and goal of wound care.
  • Differentiate arterial, neuropathic and venous ulcers in terms of causative factors, pathophysiology, appearance and principles of management.
  • Describe three factors involved in development of a pressure ulcer and interventions to prevent their occurrence.
  • Describe at least five interventions that optimize acute surgical wound healing.
  • Differentiate between wound etiologies and clinical manifestations of acute and traumatic wounds.
  • Differentiate types of burns and principles of management.
  • Select treatment options, and differentiate between wound etiologies and clinical manifestations of chronic, malignant and inflammatory wounds.
  • Discuss three adjunctive treatment modalities that enhance wound healing.
  • Discuss current multidisciplinary care approaches to wound care.
  • Discuss components required for accurate wound documentation.
 
The curriculum is designed and taught by certified wound care instructors that are dynamic, highly energetic and interactive in the classroom or online environment. Our course will prepare you for the board certified Wound Care Certification (WCC®) exam administered by the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO®).
 
Wound Care Certified Credential
Eligible nurses, therapist or physicians may sit for the prestigious WCC® board examination provided by NAWCO®.
 
Eligible registered dietitian may sit for the prestigious NWCCTM board examination provided by the NAWCO®.
 
NAWCO® is the largest and fastest growing credentialing board, dedicated to the advancement and promotion of excellence in wound care and ostomy management.
 
Skin and 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® Skin and Wound Management course workbook
  • Learning aides: glossary, sample questions and more
  • Pre-exam certification review (course review)
  • Exclusive access to resource materials
  • Networking lunches (at most locations)
  • Tools: a business tote bag, pen and highlighter
 
Online course tuition includes
  • Self-paced learning with access to course modules for 90-days
  • Continuing education contact hours upon completion
  • WCEI® Skin & Wound 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 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. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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