Onsite Diabetic Skin and Wound Management Course
Overview
Tuition
Course 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 Certified® (DWC®) 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® onsite Diabetic Skin and Wound Management course.
 

Build Your Career While Making a Difference

This five-day onsite 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, diabetic nail debridement, and conservative sharp debridement.
 

Onsite 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. Benefits of this onsite course include:
 
  • Quiet, dedicated time out of the office to really focus on wound care training
  • Real, practical and hands-on use of the tools and techniques
  • Opportunities to tackle subjects and ask questions outside the standard course training.
  • Networking with other learners, sharing experiences and social interaction
  • Valuable feedback from the trainer and others in the group

Diabetic Wound Care Certified (DWC®) Examination

Interested in sitting for the DWC® certification examination? After registering for the course, you will receive instructions on how to complete the NAWCO® exam application and pay exam fees. NAWCO® will review your application and determine whether you meet eligibility requirements. The DWC® examination, proctored by NAWCO®, is offered on the final day of the onsite classroom course.
 

Can’t Find a Course Near You?

With a minimum class size of 10, WCEI® can bring a certification course right to your facility, where you can include fellow healthcare providers and make the course a community event.

DWC® Candidate Exam Handbook
Course Content

Schedule

Five-Day Course

Days 1 - 4 8:00AM - 5:00PM Classroom Training
Day 5 8:00AM - 11:00PM Board Certification Examination


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 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.
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Tuition Rate

$2,597 Individual Student

Examination fees: Fees are not included in the tuition rate.  After registering for the course, you will be directed to complete the exam application and pay any 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 when registering for the course.

Included with Tuition

  • Onsite classroom training
  • 29.50 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)

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What Others Say Matters
 
“Being certified has really increased patient satisfaction, satisfaction of the physicians. I think the physicians have high respect and high regard.”
Sandy Bjornstad, RN, OMS, WCC, Edgerton Hospital and Health Services
Edgerton, WI
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