Onsite Diabetic Skin and Wound Management 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® onsite Diabetic Skin and Wound Management course.
 

Build Your Career While Making a Difference

This four-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 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

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.  For your convenience, the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® administers the certification examination at most course locations the day after the course concludes.

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


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.
 
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.
 

Additional Information For OT/OTA:

Occupational Therapists: 2.95 AOTA CEUs (29.5 contact hours)

Occupational Therapy Assistants: 2.95 AOTA CEUs (29.5 contact hours)
 
Occupational Therapy Level and Content Focus
 
Content Level: Advanced
 
Content Focus:
- Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation
- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention
- Occupational Therapy Process: Outcomes
 
Course delivery format: Live conference
 
Instructional Method: Live multi-day presentation using lecture, discussion, and PowerPoint
Tuition Cost

Tuition Rate

$2,597 Individual Student

Certification Examination Fees: 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 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)

Financial Options Cancellation Policy

Schedule & Content

Schedule

Four-Day Course

Days 1 - 4
 
8:00AM - 5:00PM
 
Classroom Training
 
Day 5





 
8:00AM - 11:00PM





 
For your convenience, the National Alliance of Wound
are and Ostomy® administers the certification
examination at most course locations the day after
the course concludes.

Contact NAWCO® at 877.922.6292 for
exam-related questions.

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.
What Others Say Matters
 
“I am a Registered Dietitian working in a Long-Term Care Facility. After talking with a fellow worker, I decided to pursue the NWCC certification to advance my understanding and competency in wound care from a nutritional perspective. I learned so much and now have the knowledge to support the wound care team with proper nutritional interventions. I am also grateful for the recognition and respect of the nurses and physicians on our team.”
Tami Pruitt, MS, RD, NWCC
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