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Overview

Advanced Clinical Knowledge That Inspires And Changes Lives

Our wound care programs do more than just prepare you for the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO®) Wound Care Certified (WCC®) board certification examination. They help you build advanced clinical knowledge that leads to long-lasting benefits - for yourself and your patients.  You can also receive continuing education contact hours through additional cutting-edge seminars, webinars and research opportunities.

Online Skin and Wound Management Course

This online course prepares you for the WCC® exam, and reinforces knowledge with real-world, practical skin and wound management training that can be used in your practice immediately. Become an expert in current standards of care in the classroom, and continuously improve with access to alumni resources and best practices from clinicians across the country.

Advanced Learning Management System

This online course is narrated by a WCC® certified instructor and allows you the flexibility to advance your education without disrupting your personal or work life.  The benefits of taking our online course include:

  • Designed to allow the student to learn at their pace over the 90-day access period
  • Ability to connect to the online learning system anywhere internet is available
  • Ability to start and pause course modules any time
  • Lessons keep you engaged to increase material retention
  • Eliminates travel time and expense

Wound Care Certified (WCC®) Examination

Interested in sitting for the WCC® 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.

Students who have completed the online Skin and Wound Management course, can take the NAWCO® WCC® examination at a computer-based testing facilities managed and administered by PSI Services.
 

WCC® Candidate Exam Handbook
Course Content

Schedule

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

Online Modules

  • 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 and 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.
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Tuition Rate

$2,797 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

  • Self-paced learning with access to course modules for 90-days
  • 22.75 continuing education contact hours upon completion
  • WCEI® Skin & Wound Management course workbook
  • Learning aides: glossary, sample questions and more
  • Pre-exam certification review (course review)
  • Exclusive access to resource materials
  • Live instructor tutoring available by appointment
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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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