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Wound Care Certification Course | Skin & Wound Management Class

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Overview

Skin and Wound Management (SWM) Course Advances Knowledge
and Changes Lives

Perfect for All Levels of Nursing - Physicians - Physical Therapists - Occupational Therapists - Registered Dietitians

Our wound care programs help you build advanced clinical knowledge that leads to long-lasting benefits for yourself and your patients. You also can receive continuing education contact hours through additional cutting-edge seminars, webinars and research opportunities.

Onsite Real-World Training

This onsite classroom course prepares you for a wound care certification examination 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.

Classroom Learning

The curriculum is designed and taught by certified instructors who 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
  • Access to the online course 29 days before your course start date
  • Use study-support tools like learning games and clever digital flashcards to ruickly review concepts
  • Take a full-length, timed practice exam that simulate test day and gauge your readiness

NOTE: The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and mask wearing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people. Relias LLC (“Company”) has put in place preventative measures in accordance with federal, state, and local government recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, Company cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19.

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.

Can’t Find a Course Near You?

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.

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: 22.75 contact hours
Physical Therapists: 22.75 contact hours
Dietitians: 22.75 contact hours
Optional Hours: Earn an additional 20.5 contact hours by completing the supplemental materials.

Disclosure

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.

Allen Zagoren, DO, MPA, FACOS, FACN, faculty for this educational event, is a consultant for Histologics, LLC. All the relevant financial relationships listed for Dr. Zagoren have been mitigated.

Accreditation Information

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.
 
Relias LLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP13791 for 22.75 contact hours.
 
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

$2,797 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

  • Contact hours provided upon completion - visit "Credits" for details

  • WCEI® Skin and Wound Management Course workbook

  • Exam prep tools including flashcards, end of lesson knowledge questions, and optional practice exams

  • Exclusive access to resource materials

  • ​Tools: a business tote bag, pen and highlighter
     

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

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

Days 1 - 4
 
9:00AM - 4:30PM
 
Classroom Training
 
Day 5





 
8:00AM - 10:00AM





 
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.      

 


Curriculum

  • 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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