Online Education | UW Wound Academy

Title & description

Free CE at checkout.

 

 

The UW Wound Academy is a series of interactive modules that promotes excellence in the care, management and treatment of wounds. The series progresses through basic concepts of wound assessment and wound healing and continues to more advanced topics including prevention and treatment of lower extremity venous ulcers, pressure injury, diabetic foot ulcers, dressing selection, infection management and the role of collagen in wound healing.

Teaching methods include readings, interactive diagrams, simulations and self-assessment questions.

This series regularly undergoes review and updating by the editors. We welcome your feedback and suggestions for making it a valuable resource for you and your colleagues.

Publish Date: September 1, 2016. This course will be available for three years from this date.

Registered users click here.

Registered already? Click here to go to your activities.

 

Target audience

Healthcare professionals and other individuals involved in the care, management and treatment of patients with wounds.

Learning objectives

After completing this series, you will be better able to:

  • Describe the structure and function of skin and blood in relation to wound healing.
  • Explain mechanisms of wound healing.
  • Define wound bed preparation and factors that help and hinder wound healing.
  • Outline a systematic approach to assessment of a wound.
  • Describe lower extremity wounds including the basic pathophysiology and treatment objectives for venous ulcers. 
  • Identify risk factors and methods of improving tissue tolerance to prevent pressure injury.
  • Explain the risk factors, assessment strategies and appropriate multidisciplinary management of the patient with a neuropathic/diabetic foot ulcer.
  • Outline a systematic approach to dressing selection.
  • Explain the challenges in assessing and diagnosing wound infection.
  • Discuss the role of collagen and matrix metalloproteases in wound healing.

How to earn contact hour credit

To earn contact hours, complete the learning activities, post-test and evaluation for each module. You can take each post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%. You can print a certificate at any time for the modules you have successfully completed. Up to 14.5 contact hours can be earned by completing all ten modules.

Editors and Planning Committee

  • Renee Anderson, MSN, RN, CWON
    Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse; Co-Director, Wound Management Education Program (WMEP) and Wound Management Fundamentals Course (WMFC), Continuing Nursing Education, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle; President, Rainier Clinical Consultants, Inc, Seattle, WA
  • Martha DuHamel, MPH
    Former Assistant Dean for Continuing Nursing Education, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA
  • Betty Hanrahan, MSN, CNS, ARNP-BC, CWCN-AP, CWS, FACCWS, CFCN
    Certified Wound Care Nurse; Co-Director, Wound Management Education Program (WMEP) and Wound Management Fundamentals Course (WMFC), Continuing Nursing Education, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle; Fellow, College of Certified Wound Specialists
  • Patricia Merry, BA
    Director of Public Information and Web Development, Continuing Nursing Education, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA
  • JoAnne Whitney, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN
    Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington School of Nursing; Harborview Medical Center Research Scientist and Endowed Professor in Critical Care Nursing, Seattle, WA

Acknowledgment

We gratefully acknowledge Smith & Nephew, Inc for making the Wound Academy possible through an unrestricted educational grant to Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing.

UWCNE Accreditation Information

Recommended Browsers

(Internet Explorer does not work with our website. If your work computer has IE, please access our website from your phone, tablet or laptop at home.)

Custom
Course format 
Reading
Course format 
Simulation
Time & place
Start and expiration dates 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - Sunday, September 1, 2019
Price: $0.01
Available credit
  • 14.50 Contact hours