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Overview

Keep Your Clinical Knowledge Current for Lasting Results

You can recertify the easy way by taking a WCEI® Diabetic Skin and Wound Management course onsite or online. No test, no stress, no problem! 

Maintain your competitive edge as a leader in wound care by recertifying your Diabetic Wound Certified® (DWC®) credential. And continue helping save the lives and limbs of diabetic patients in your care.

The best way to maintain strong clinical results is by keeping your knowledge current. Invest in your career - and in the lives of your patients - by signing up for diabetic wound care recertification.

Recertification by Training

If you take the online WCEI® recertification Diabetic Wound Care Management course you do not have to sit for the exam. You can take the course six months prior to your DWC® renewal date.

After registering for the onsite or online recertification course, you will receive instructions on how to complete the NAWCO® recertification application and pay recertification fees.  NAWCO® will review your application and determine whether you meet eligibility requirements.

DWC® Recertification Exam Handbook

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:


Onsite Course
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

 
Online Course
Occupational Therapists: 2.65 AOTA CEUs (26.5 contact hours)

Occupational Therapy Assistants: 2.65 AOTA CEUs (26.5 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: Online noninteractive recorded conference
 
Instructional Method: Recorded lecture, PowerPoint
 

Continuing Education Details

Tuition Cost

Online or Onsite Recertification Course

NAWCO® DWC® Recertification Fee: Fees are not included in the tuition rate.  After registering for the course, you will be directed to complete the NAWCO® recertification application and pay renewal fees.
 

Online Recertification Tuition Rate

$600 WCEI® Individual Alumni Rate

Included with Tuition

  • Self-paced learning with access to course modules 90-days
  • 26.75 continuing education contact hours upon completion
  • WCEI® Diabetic Skin and Wound Care Management course workbook
  • Learning aides: glossary, sample questions and more
  • Pre-exam certification review (course review)
  • Exclusive access to resource materials
Financial Options Cancellation Policy

 

Onsite Recertification Tuition Rate

$1,597 Individual Student

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

Online or Onsite Recertification Course

Online Recertification Schedule 

Once the initial online module is started, you have 90-days to complete all thirteen modules at your own pace.  After completing the online Diabetic Skin and Wound Care Management course, you can take the NAWCO® DWC® examination at a computer-based testing facility managed and administered by PSI Services.

Onsite Schedule

Five-Day Course

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


Learning Modules

  • 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 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.
  • 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 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
 
“I have been working in the Wound and Ostomy Field since I obtained my WCC. As the full time Wound Ostomy Team member (working with two WOCNs), I have been told on numerous occasions from physicians that I am considered to be a colleague. I have won over even the hardest physicians with my assessment, treatment and skills! Nothing feels better than earning that kind of respect. Thank you to WCEI for opening the door! I just stepped though and my life has been changed forever!”
Rachel Pacheco, RN, CWCS, DAPWC, WCC
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