Specialty Program 2014 | WMFC Fall: Wound Management Fundamentals Course

October 20, 2014 to December 5, 2014

Course Entry

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Course Description 

This 30-contact hour course uses a unique combination of educational technologies, distance learning methodologies, and classroom learning to prepare nurses to practice evidence-based wound management with expanded skills and knowledge. Content is based on national wound management guidelines for a broad range of wounds including venous, arterial, neuropathic, and pressure ulcers. Central concepts guiding the content are prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of the healing process using fundamental principles and practical approaches to wound management. 

Course Objectives

  1. Describe the basic structure and function of skin.
  2. Identify changes in the integumentary system over the life span.
  3. Describe effective techniques for preventing skin damage.
  4. Describe normal stages of wound healing.
  5. Describe the impact of comorbidities on wound development and closure.
  6. Identify systemic factors, such as nutrition, perfusion and pathology, that influence healing outcomes.
  7. Assess and measure wounds, including venous, arterial, diabetic/ neuropathic and pressure ulcers.
  8. Describe wound product categories.
  9. Develop plans for care, integrating input from wound team members.
  10. Demonstrate competencies in pressure ulcer staging, ankle brachial index (ABI) measurement, Semmes-Weinstein monofilament testing, application of selected compression wraps and documentation.

Additional Information

Format: 
Hybrid Program
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 30.00 Contact hours
Available: 
07/01/2014
Expires: 
12/21/2015
Event starts: 
10/20/2014 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
12/05/2014 - 5:00pm

Renee Anderson, MSN, RN, CWON
Co-Director, UW WMEP        
President, Rainier Clinical Consultants, Inc.;
Wound and Ostomy Clinical Nurse Specialist  

Betty Hanrahan, MSN, ARNP-BC, CWCN-AP, CWS, FACCWS, CFCN
Co-Director, UW WMEP    
Program Director, Island County Center for Wound Healing,
Anacortes; Certified Wound Care Nurse

Available Credit

  • 30.00 Contact hours
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