Refresher Skin and Wound Management Course

Overview
Tuition
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What Others Say Matters
Overview

Are you preparing to take the WCC® 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 90-days of access to course materials and online training modules.

This online course will prepare you to pass the WCC® 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 National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO®) by emailing information@nawccb.org, or calling 877-922-6292.
Course Content

Refresher Schedule

Once you begin the initial online module, you have 90-days to access and review all thirteen modules.  The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy®, the certification board for this examination, offers a computerized version managed by PSI Services and administered at computer-based testing facilities.

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.
Course Reviews
Financial Options

Online Refresher Tuition Rate

$600  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 90-days of access
  • 22.75 continuing education contact hours upon completion
  • WCEI® Skin and Wound Management course workbook
  • Learning aides: glossary, sample questions and more
  • Exclusive access to resource materials
  • Pre-exam certification review (course review)
  • 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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