DWC Training Onsite Course - Diabetic Skin & Wound Care

Our 4-day onsite DWC training course  is taught by a board-certified DWC instructor that prepares you for the certification exam. 
Overview
Certificates
Tuition Cost
Schedule & Content
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 a 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 15, WCEI® can bring a certification course right to your facility, where you can include fellow healthcare providers and make the course a community event.
Certificates

Intended Audience

This course is intended for multiple professions including nurses, dietitians, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals interested in wound care. 

Credits

Nurses: 39 contact hours
Physical Therapists: 39 contact hours
Dietitians: 39 contact hours
 

Disclosures

None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
 

Accreditation Information

WCEI Jointly Accredited Provider logo In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.
 
CDR Commission on Dietetic Registration Logo As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
 
Dietetics-related continuing education from Relias LLC, regardless of target profession, is acceptable, if the learning relates to the Competencies/Performance Indicators (PIs) on the learner's Step 1 Learning Plan.
 
Relias LLC is a licensed physical therapy continuing Education sponsor (#216.000290) by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Certificates must be retained by the licensee for a period of 5 years after course completion. Please check with your state for prior approval.
 
Tuition Cost

Tuition Rate

$2,297 Initial Certification
$2,197 Alumni Student
Recertification Information

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

  • 180-day access to the online course beginning 29 days before the 1st day of class (platform resource center)

  • Contact hours upon completion (visit “Certificates” tab). No continuing education credit is being offered for OT/OTA at this time. Check back soon.

  • WCEI® Diabetic Skin and Wound Care Management course workbook

  • Three hands-on labs including: Total Contact Casting; Diabetic Nail Debridement; Conservative Sharp Debridement

  • Tools: pen and highlighter

  • Exam prep tools, including flashcards and end-of-lesson knowledge quizzes

  • Pre-exam certification review

  • Networking lunches at some locations


Ongoing Education

  • Nurses: Free 1-year Nurse.com Standard or Premium APRN subscription

  • Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist or Dieticians: FREE 1-year subscription to Relias Academy

  • Physician: access to free CMEs on FreeCME.com
     

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: Dressing Selection and Wound Cleansing
  • Section 9    Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Section 10  Adjunctive Therapies Diabetic Foot Ulcer
  • Section 11  Treatment of Charcot Neuropathic Osteopathy
  • Section 12  Offloading and the Diabetic Foot
  • Section 13  Nutrition, Depression and Pain
  • Section 14  Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Section 15  Amputation and Limb Care
  • Section 16  Basic Foot and Nail Care for the Patient with Diabetes
  • Section 17  Transdisciplinary 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
 
“Becoming a Certified Wound Care Marketing Specialist through WCEI was the best decision I ever made!

I had a business background and wanted to break into the wound care sales arena. I quickly realized that I lacked wound care knowledge and credibility from a clinical perspective. Attending the Skin and Wound Management Course and sitting for the exam gave me the knowledge and understanding of wound care standards. By becoming a Certified Wound Care Marketing Specialist, I am viewed by clinicians as trusted and respected advisor in the wound care sales arena.”
Ted F. CWCMS, Territory Business Manager, BSN Medical
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
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