Skin and Wound Management Course Content and Agenda

WCEI’s Skin and Wound Management Course is a four or five-day onsite wound care training seminar consisting of classroom training. And also available online as a home study program.

ONSITE 5 Day Course Agenda
  • Days 1-4 WCEI Classroom 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Day 5 NAWCO Wound Care Certification Examination 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

   COURSE Objectives

  • Discuss how standards of care, evidenced based practice, and a multi-disciplinary 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

ONSITE 4 Day Course Agenda
  • Day 1-3 WCEI Classroom 8:00-5:00 PM
  • Day 4 NAWCO Wound Care Certification Examination 8:00 AM-11:00 AM


   COURSE Objectives

  • Discuss how standards of care, evidenced based practice, and a multi-disciplinary 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 of which enhance or impede the wound healing process
  • Explain 4 types of basic principles of wound bed preparation


CURRICULUM 
ONLINE Course Modules
Section 1 Principles of Practice
Section 2 Skin & Underlying Structures
Section 3 Wound Assessment
Section 4 Wound Healing
Section 5 Wound Bed Preparation
Section 6 Nutrition
Section 7 Topical Wound Management
Section 8 Lower Extremity Ulcers
Section 9 Pressure Ulcers
Section 10 Acute Wounds
Section 11 Other Wounds
Section 12 Adjunctive Therapies
Section 13 Practice Development


Anatomy & Physiology
  • Anatomy/Physiology of Skin
  • Physiological Process of Wound Healing

Wounds

  • Wound Assessment - Etiology - Characteristics
  • Wound Management Interventions
  • Wound Bed Preparation
  • Arterial, Vascular, and Diabetic Ulcers
  • Special Wound Care Needs
  • Adjunctive Treatment Modalities
  • Nutritional Management
  • Bacterial Burden
  • Continuity of Care

Professional/Legal

  • Evidence-based Practice Guidelines
  • Change, Conflict Management, Communication
  • Patient/Family Education
  • National Health Care Issues
  • Legal/Ethical Aspects, Quality of Care Issues
  • Cost Management/Budgeting
  • Professional Responsibilities
  • Resource Utilization
  • Wound Care Team
  • Coordination of Services - Multidisciplinary Approach