Live Online Diabetic Wound Care Course

Overview
Credits
Tuition Cost
Schedule & Content
What Others Say Matters
Overview

Save Lives and Limbs

Gain the advanced clinical knowledge and confidence to make a significant difference in diabetic wound outcomes in your practice. Becoming Diabetic Wound professional can help you save the lives and limbs of patients in your care. Be inspired and see dramatic improvements in your abilities with this WCEI® Live Online Diabetic Skin and Wound Management course.
 

Build Your Career While Making a Difference

This four-day live online course leads to Diabetic Wound Certified® (DWC®) credential through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO®) - a qualification that not only boosts your professional career, but can also significantly improve patient outcomes at your facility. In addition to classroom training, you will participate in hands-on labs including total contact casting and conservative sharp debridement.
 

Live Online Classroom Learning

Taught by a board-certified DWC instructor, WCEI® courses keep students involved and inspired - so new knowledge is not only gained, it is retained and can be immediately put into practice.

Reap the benefits of the live online setting — and there are many!

  • Gain all the advantages of a live classroom environment without the hassle or expense of travel.
  • Benefit from real, practical training with study guide materials.
  • Have your questions on the material answered in real time, so your learning stays on track.
  • Prepare for the wound care certification exam from the comfort of your home.
  • Get valuable feedback from the trainer and others in the group.
  • Participate in Q&A sessions at the end of each lesson.

Certification Examination

Your clinical experience and the knowledge gained from the course will help prepare you for a wound care certification exam.

After registering for the course, if you plan to sit for a certification exam, you will select a credentialing board, complete their exam application, and pay their certification fees.  The credentialing board determines your certification eligibility.  

Contact NAWCO at 877-922-6292 for exam-related questions.

Credential

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for multiple professions including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and physicians.  To find accreditation information for your profession visit Continuing Education Details.
Disclosure: The planners and author(s) of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity.


Content Level: Advanced
 
Course delivery format: Live Online
 
Instructional Method: Live multi-day presentation using lecture, discussion, and PowerPoint

Tuition Cost

Tuition Rate

$2,397 Individual Student
$1,397 Recertification Student
$2,197 Alumni Student

Certification Examination Fee: Exam fees are not included in the tuition rate. You will need to select a credentialing board, complete their exam application, and pay exam fees.

Group Code: A group code identifies a course tuition rate for organizations who have an agreement with WCEI®.  The code is given to individuals associated with the organization who are taking a course. The code, if applicable, must be used at the time of registering for the course.

Included with Tuition

  • Live online classroom training
  • Continuing education contact hours upon completion
  • WCEI® Diabetic Wound Care Course workbook
  • Learning aides: glossary, sample questions and more
  • Pre-exam certification review (course review)
  • Exclusive access to resource materials
  • ​Tools: a business tote bag, pen and highlighter
Financial Options Cancellation Policy
Schedule & Content

Live Online 4-Day Course Schedule

Participants in the Live Online Diabetic Wound Care Course must attend this course in its entirety and complete the evaluation form to receive continuing education credits.

Exam Information

Exam is available at a PSI testing center or an online live proctor. If testing with NAWCO®, you must call 877-922-6292 to make arrangements. Certification exams are offered by the credentialing boards. 

Curriculum

  • Section 1    Foundations of Diabetes Management
  • Section 2    Neuropathy
  • Section 3    Cutaneous Aspects of Diabetes
  • Section 4    Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Wound Healing
  • Section 5    Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Exam
  • Section 6    Diabetic Foot Ulcer Infection
  • Section 7    Principles of Wound Management
  • Section 8    Topical Wound Management
  • Section 9    Treatment Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Section 10  Adjunctive Therapies Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment
  • Section 11  Treatment of Charcot Neuropathic Osteoarthropathy
  • Section 12  Offloading the Diabetic Foot
  • Section 13  Nutrition, Depression and Pain
  • Section 14  Peripheral Arterial Disease and Diabetes
  • Section 15  Amputation and Limb Care
  • Section 16  Care of Skin and Nails Neuropathic Foot
  • Section 17  Interdisciplinary Concepts

Learning Objectives

  • 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 classification.
  • Summarize assessment findings and treatment recommendations for diabetic foot ulcer 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.
  • Identify 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.
  • identify 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.
  • Identify procedure for trimming and filing of 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.
What Others Say Matters
 
“It's kind of being the expert and being seen as the expert. And as long as you have the credentials and you've been certified in those areas, being seen as the expert, people kind of look up to you and you're the go-to person.”
Connie Johnson, RN, MSN, WCC, DWC, OMS, Clinical Instructor, University Medical Center of Princeton
Plainsboro, NJ
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