Wound care is an 8 hour evidence based course designed for health care professionals working in acute and home care settings. The wound care course includes a 4 hour lecture discussing wound ethology, assessment and treatment and a 4 hour lab, which includes various wound care dressing selection and a demonstration of the use of a Wound VAC. At the end of the course the participant will be knowledgeable regarding wound identification, assessment, documentation and dressing selection. Wound care education is designed for registered nurses, as well as, licensed vocational nurses who work independently or in partnership with wound care specialists is home health, hospice, nursing homes and hospitals.
At the completion of the course the participant will be able to effectively and accurately identify, assess, document and treat various wounds including pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers and diabetic ulcers. The course includes a lab portion, which concentrates on various wound care dressings including a demonstrations of the use of negative pressure wound treatment using a wound VAC (vacuum assisted closure). In addition, the participant will be introduced to various wound care and management tools developed by various professional wound care organizations including the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPAUP), the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society and the American Diabetes Association.
Course Fee: $349