1. Online Wound Care Course

Wound Care Online

Online Fee: $349

The Self-paced online wound care course is designed to help the health care professional in defining the wound, identifying any associated factors that may influence the healing process, then selecting the appropriate wound dressing or treatment device to meet the aim and aid the healing process.

Wound Care Online

Online Fee: $349

The Self-paced online wound care course is designed to help the health care professional in defining the wound, identifying any associated factors that may influence the healing process, then selecting the appropriate wound dressing or treatment device to meet the aim and aid the healing process.

Absolute Advantages of the course

100% Online
Quick and easy skills check
Online modules completed around your busy schedule
Certificate available right after course completion

Course Overview

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.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
American Diabetes Association
National Association for Continence
National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPAUP)
Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society

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What Will I Learn?

Describe the anatomy and physiology of skin including factors necessary for optimal wound healing
Understand the functions of the skin and factors which may impact wound care and healing
Identify various etiologies of wounds, including mechanical, venous, arterial and neurologic
Describe the parameters that are essential in conducting a comprehensive wound assessment including wound measurements and staging
List the three dimensions that should be measured on all wounds in proper order
Identify and describe the tissue types that may be visualized in a wound assessment
Differentiate between the terms undermining and tunneling
Provide five characteristics of an abnormal periwound
Identify and describe two types of necrotic tissue assessed in a wound bed
Describe wound characteristics that influence wound dressing selection
Understand the difference between passive, active and interactive dressings
Introduce the T.I.M.E. Principles of Wound Bed Preparation
Understand the indications and contraindications of negative pressure therapy including a demonstration of the use of a Wound V.A.C. (Vacuum Assisted Closure)
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