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Wound Care Online

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 include:

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

Course Fee

$349

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

Course
Contents

  • 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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