Live Online Skin and Wound Management Course

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Our Skin and Wound Management Course Shows You How to Change Lives

Perfect for All Levels of Nursing - Physicians - Physician Assistants - Physical Therapists - PTAs - Occupational Therapists - OTAs - Registered Dietitians

Our live online courses feature the crème de la crème of wound care instructors. These dynamic, highly energetic WCC® certified instructors designed the curriculum and provide an interactive learning experience. They will prepare you for the wound care certification examination with real-world, practical skin and wound management training that can be used in your practice immediately. You also can receive continuing education contact hours through additional cutting-edge seminars, webinars and research opportunities.

You’ll become an expert in current standards of care and can continuously improve with access to alumni resources and best practices from clinicians across the country.

Interactive Instruction That Connects You to Your Peers

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.
  • Take advantage of shorter session times that allow you to easily fit live course content into your daily schedule.
  • Get valuable feedback from the trainer and others in the group.
  • Participate in Q&A sessions at the end of each lesson.

This wound care program is great for those who need the structure that a classroom and live instructor provide, but who may not live near our onsite course locations.

Classroom Learning

The curriculum is designed and taught by WCC® certified instructors that are dynamic, highly energetic and interactive in the classroom environment. The benefits of taking our onsite course include:

  • Quiet, dedicated time out of the office to really focus on wound care training

  • Real, practical training with study guide materials

  • Opportunities to tackle subjects and questions outside of 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 exam 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.

Test Prep Confidence

To better support our learners and business partners, WCEI® offers Test Prep Confidence, effective July 22, 2019.

If you complete our Skin and Wound Management (SWM) course but do not pass the NAWCO® wound care credentialing (WCC®) exam, we are happy to extend 6 months free access to our online SWM Relias PrepSmart course for continued study. Simply send a copy of your exam results to within 30 days of receiving them.

The online Skin and Wound Management course in the Relias PrepSmart platform includes:

  • A customized study plan with daily goals that change based on your retention
  • A self-paced, comprehensive library of practice questions that reflect your confidence ratings for specific topics
  • Real-time readiness data that tracks progress and identifies strengths and weaknesses
  • Full-length, timed exams that simulate the testing environment
  • Study-support tools like interactive flashcards and learning games
  • An incredible mobile experience that allows you to learn on the go

Can’t Find a Course Near You?

With a minimum class size of 15, WCEI® can bring a certification course right to your own facility, where you can include fellow healthcare providers and make the course a community event.


Intended Audience:

The Skin and Wound Management Course is intended for multiple professions including nurses, dietitians, 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.

Additional Information For OT/OTA:

Occupational Therapists: 2.25 AOTA CEUs (22.5 contact hours)
Occupational Therapy Assistants: 2.25 AOTA CEUs (22.5 contact hours)
Occupational Therapy Level and Content Focus
Content Level: Advanced
Content Focus:
- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention
- Occupational Therapy Process: Activity Demands
- Occupational Therapy Process: Outcomes
Course delivery format: Live conference
Instructional Method: Live multi-day presentation using lecture, discussion, and PowerPoint
Tuition Cost

Skin and Wound Management Course Tuition Rate

$2,797 Individual Student

Certification Examination Fee: 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
  • Continuing education contact hours upon completion
  • WCEI® Skin and Wound Management 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
  • Nutrition and Wound Healing Supplement for RD/RDN

Financial Options Cancellation Policy
Schedule & Content

Live Online 8-Day Course Schedule

Participants in the Onsite Skin and Wound Management Course must attend this course in its entirety and complete the evaluation form to receive continuing education credits.

Four-Day Course

Day 1-8 3.5 hours per day


Exam Information

Exam is available at a PSI testing center. If testing with NAWCO®, you must call 877-922-6292 to make arrangements. Certification exams are offered by the credentialing boards at computer-based testing facilities Contact NAWCO® at 877.922.6292 with exam or recertification questions.


  • Section 1     Principles of practice
  • Section 2     Skin and underlying structures
  • Section 3     Wound assessment
  • Section 4     Wound healing
  • Section 5     Wound bed preparation
  • Section 6     Nutrition
  • Section 7     Topical wound management
  • Section 8     Lower extremity ulcers
  • Section 9     Pressure ulcers
  • Section 10  Acute wounds
  • Section 11  Other wounds
  • Section 12  Therapeutic Interventions & Modalities
  • Section 13  Practice development

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss how standards of care, evidence-based practice and a multidisciplinary wound care team can affect clinical choices in wound management.
  • Discuss the basic anatomy and physiology of the skin.
  • Identify at least five parameters required for accurate wound assessment.
  • Identify pressure ulcer stages according to NPUAP guidelines.
  • Identify five factors which enhance or impede the wound healing process.
  • Explain four types of basic principles of wound bed preparation.
  • Identify three major components of a nutritional assessment for optimizing wound healing.
  • Identify four different categories for topical wound management.
  • Select treatment options based upon wound assessment, etiology and goal of wound care.
  • Differentiate arterial, neuropathic and venous ulcers in terms of causative factors, pathophysiology, appearance and principles of management.
  • Describe three factors involved in development of a pressure ulcer and interventions to prevent their occurrence.
  • Describe at least five interventions that optimize acute surgical wound healing.
  • Differentiate between wound etiologies and clinical manifestations of acute and traumatic wounds.
  • Differentiate types of burns and principles of management.
  • Select treatment options, and differentiate between wound etiologies and clinical manifestations of chronic, malignant and inflammatory wounds.
  • Discuss three adjunctive treatment modalities that enhance wound healing.
  • Discuss current multidisciplinary care approaches to wound care.
  • Discuss components required for accurate wound documentation.
What Others Say Matters
“The credentials are important to me, because it means that I've have earned the respect of my peers and the doctors. It also has increased my pay.”
Judy Gallien, LPN, WCC, CWCA, OMS
Daytona Beach, FL
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