Wound Care Certification Prep Course – Wound Prevention and Management
In the publication “Advances in Wound Care,” Chanden K. Sen states that “A continued rise in the economic, clinical, and social impact of wounds warrants a more structured approach and proportionate investment in wound care, education, and related research.” This statement is echoed throughout the healthcare communities, as more and more people are aging and experiencing varying degrees of wounds.
Treating wounds requires an experienced and educated clinician, and the Wound Prevention and Management Course is intended to provide licensed clinicians with advanced wound care knowledge. This course will enable clinicians to provide their patients with the best care, based on the most current* evidence-based research and data available. All wound treatments have the same end goal of wound healing, and this course provides resources and education to optimize the clinician’s efforts to reach that ultimate healing goal.
The wound management course for healthcare professionals will provide the participant with basic wound care knowledge. Anyone may take the course, however, there are certification requirements if the participant is seeking to obtain the WCC certification. This course has been submitted and reviewed and is deemed to meet the criteria established for certification with the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO). Eligibility requirements for certification are established by NAWCO, and it is the clinician’s responsibility to verify that they personally meet all of the established eligibility requirements.
Humans develop wounds that can be difficult to heal. Therefore, knowledgeable and experienced clinicians are required to make the right choices for appropriate care. The certified wound care clinician will play a pivotal role by assisting in the education and development of wound management programs. Knowledgeable clinicians are an integral part of the wound care team. Knowing products, modalities and how wounds heal elevates you and your team. Knowing the industry and the other options available for wound care sets the knowledgeable clinician apart from others. Secure your position in the wound care industry. Set your company apart from the others. Education and certification in wound care transforms a good clinician into a GREAT one.
This course provides 34 hours of wound related information for the healthcare professional that includes, but is not limited to:
- Global Market
- Interprofessional Practice and Education
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin
- Cardiovascular System
- Wound Classification
- Physiological Basics of Wound Healing
- Wound Bed Preparation
- Pain Assessment and Management in Wound Care
- Role of Nutrition in Wound Healing
- Pressure Injuries/Ulcers
- Support Surfaces – Offloading and Positioning
- Interactive Pressure Injury Identification and Staging Exercise
- Dressings and Topical Treatments
- Venous Ulcers
- Arterial Ulcers
- Other Lower Extremity Ulcers
- Skin Lesions
- Acute and Traumatic Wounds
- Dermatological Skin Blistering Conditions
- Dermatological Skin Conditions – Common, Malignant, Metabolic
- Adjunctive Treatment Modalities
- Tools Use in Wound Management
- Fistula Management
- Ostomy Management
- Psychological Impact on Wound Healing
- Wound Infections
- Legal Concepts – Wound Documentation and Communication
- Interactive Case Studies
- Interactive Image Review
- Comprehensive Course Review
- Practice Exam
AGENDA: Based on length of class from 3 to 4 days
The program is currently offered live onsite and online.
Course cost is $1600 per participant. This fee will cover the cost of the Wound Care Certified Certification Examination offered by the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy.