University of Washington School of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education
Wound Management Fundamentals Course at UW Continuing Nursing Education.

Becoming a Co-Sponsor 

  • What am I getting myself into? -- Course Format, Expectations of AC and AI 
  • How is UWCNE going to help me?  -- Course Support
  • What will I need? -- Supplies needed for Workshop, Space, Equipement and Technical Needs




This 30.0 hour introductory course in Wound Management is presented in two parts: 
Six Weeks Online Learning (16.0 contact hours): The online phase is taken independently which establishes a baseline level of knowledge for each participant. All assignments are completed and submitted online and can be accessed 24/7. 
Two Day Onsite Workshop (14.0 contact hours): Following the online phase, participants attend a mandatory two-day workshop (8 AM to 5 PM) that includes lectures, demonstrations and hands-on learning. Organizations may choose to hold the guided workshop synchronously with live transmission from Seattle or asynchronously with recordings of the workshop presentations.


Each organization designates a qualified candidate as the Agency Coordinator (AC). ACs are typically nurse educators who promote registration, monitor participation and create a positive learning environment. Agency Instructors (AI) are certified wound care professionals (CWCN or CWS) who mentor participants throughout the course and provide hands-on instruction during the workshop. A dedicated Agency Coordinator (typically a nurse educator) and Agency Instructor (CWCN or CMS) are essential to the success of this course. Responsibilities and qualifications for each role are outlined below and may be combined and carried out by one or more individuals. A Biographical Data Form and Disclosure Form is required for each Agency Coordinator and Agency Instructor for accreditation purposes.

Agency Coordinator (AC) Responsibilities

1. Attend the Agency Coordinator Workshop and Technology Test session via remote-access
2. Promote the course within your agency (brochure and e-announcements provided)
3. Determine enrollment eligibility for your agency and facilitate registration
4. Arrange space, equipment and supplies for the workshop
5. Coordinate a tech check with the UW prior to the workshop
6. Create a positive learning environment for participants
7. Document attendance at the workshop
8. Provide feedback and suggestions for enhancing the course

Recommended Qualifications

  • Experience in nursing education and mentoring others
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Experience as a well-regarded preceptor (highly recommended)
  • Ability to make a six-month commitment to coordinate the course

Agency Instructor (AI) Responsibilities
1. Attend Technology Test session to prepare for Synchronous/Asynchronous workshop
2. Arrange with AC for supplies for hands-on activities prior to the workshop
3. Serve as the facilitator, content expert and hands-on instructor at the workshop
4. Recruit additional wound care colleagues for help with hands-on activities if needed due to class size
5. Read clinical examples submitted by agency participants and provide feedback to each participant
6. Provide feedback and suggestions for enhancing the course
Recommended Qualifications

  • Certified wound care nurse (CWCN) or Certified wound specialist (CWS)
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to make a six-month commitment to support the course
  • Approval by the UW WMFC Program Steering Committee

Supplies Needed For Workshop

Equipment provided by agency

  • A computer with high speed internet access (hard-wire highly recommended)
  • LCD projector
  • Screen
  • Powered audio speakers
  • A second computer or device to communicate with Seattle Workshop Coordinator during workshop
  • Onsite technical support to help your agency coordinator connect to the workshop

Supplies provided by agency

  • Dopplers (Ideally 1 for every 4 participants)
  • Ultrasound gel for use with the Dopplers
  • Blood pressure cuffs (1 for every 4 participants)
  • Monofilaments (1 per participant)
  • 2-layer self-adherent compression wraps (1 per participant)
  • 3 or 4-layer self-adherent compression wraps (1 per participant)
  • Cotton-tipped swabs (6)
  • Calcium alginate swabs with aluminum shaft (12)
  • Wound measuring guides (1 per participant)
  • Printing of 10 (8”x 11” or larger) wound care pictures (provided electronically by UWCNE)

Supplies provided by UWCNE

  • 10 wound pictures provided electronically for workshop case studies
  • 5 clay models of wound types for wound measurement practice
  • Agency Toolkit and Agency Coordinator Portal