Refresher Skin and Wound Management Course

Refresh your Skin and Wound Care knowledge with our online refresher course. This course is only available to individuals who have completed the WCEI® Skin and Wound Management course within the past 3 years. 
Tuition Cost
Schedule & Content

Are you preparing to take the NAWCO® WCC® or NWCCTM exam, but need a little extra study time? Or are you looking for help brushing up on your knowledge and skills? This self-paced, online wound-care refresher course - which is only open to individuals who have taken the WCEI® Skin and Wound Management course - offers 180 days of access to the online training modules. No new course materials will be sent. You will use your previous materials.

This online course will prepare you to pass the NAWCO® WCC® or NWCCTM certification examination, and set you on the path to a better career - and better clinical outcomes for your patients.

Course Eligibility Details

  • This refresher course is only available to individuals who have taken the Skin and Wound Management course within the past 3 years.
  • Before registering for this course, confirm eligibility with the Wound Care Education Institute admissions office by emailing  [email protected]
  • This course is designed as a review and does not provide continuing education credits.
Tuition Cost

Online Refresher Tuition Rate

$297  WCEI® Individual Alumni Rate 

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.

Included with Tuition

  • Self-paced learning with 180 days of access
  • Learning aides: glossary, sample questions and more
  • Exclusive access to resource materials
  • Pre-exam certification review (course review)
  • Nutrition and Wound Healing Supplement for RD/RDN

Financial Options Cancellation Policy

Schedule & Content

Refresher Schedule

Once you begin the initial online module, you have 180 days to access and review all thirteen modules.  After completing the online course, work with your selected credentialing board to schedule your certification exam at a testing center. 

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 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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