Specialty Program 2019 | Wound Fundamentals | 19180 | Spring

Wound Management Fundamentals Course at UW Continuing Nursing Education.

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Course Description

This 30.0 contact hour course prepares healthcare professionals 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. 

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Course Format

The course is presented in two parts:

  • Six Weeks Online Learning: The online phase of the course is taken independently and establishes a baseline level of knowledge for each participant. All assignments are completed and submitted online and can be accessed 24/7.
  • Hands-on Workshop: Following the online phase, participants attend a workshop that includes additional lectures, demonstrations and hands-on skill development. Individual registrants attend the UWCNE workshop. Registrants employed by a co-sponsoring agency attend the workshop at the location and on the dates designated by the Agency Coordinator.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the basic structure and function of the skin.
  2. Identify changes in the integumentary system over the life span.
  3. Describe effective techniques for preventing skin damage.
  4. Describe the 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, pressure ulcers.
  8. Describe wound product categories.
  9. Demonstrate competencies in pressure injury staging, ankle brachial index (ABI) measurement, Semmes-Weinstein monofilament testing, application of selected compression wraps and documentation.

Course Schedule

Location Date and Time
Online Phase April 29  - June 7, 2019
Hands-on Workshop

June 10 - 14, 2019* 

*Workshop dates vary. Please contact your Agency Coordinator for specific dates.

Registration Information and Workshop

Co-Sponsoring Registrant
Registrants employed by a co-sponsoring agency attend the workshop at their own facility (unless otherwise specified). Participants complete the workshop at their workplace via online technology and receive hands-on instruction from an agency-designated wound care specialist. Before registering as an employee of a co-sponsoring agency, be sure to contact the designated Agency Coordinator (AC). Agency Coordinator information is listed below.


Agency Coordinators

  • MultiCare Health System—Tacoma, WA   
    Contact Annette Karr regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton—Camp Pendleton, CA
    Contact Kaitlin Fleischman regarding eligibility and registration.

AC Coordinator Portal button at UW Continuing Nursing Education.


Agency Coordinator Portal
(access restricted to ACs and AIs)


Co-Sponsor Applications are now being accepted!

Hospitals and agencies in all regions of the country are invited to co-sponsor the Wound Management Fundamentals Course.

Learn how to become a Co-Sponsor


For more information, contact Patty Morrison at 206-543-7967 or pdmor@uw.edu
For questions regarding registration, contact Hamida Moly at 206-221-2406 or hmoly@uw.eduAdditional information about the program

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Core Faculty

Renee Anderson, MSN, RN, CWON
Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse; Director, Wound Management Education Program (WMEP) and Chairperson, Wound Management Fundamentals Course (WMFC), Continuing Nursing Education, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle; President, Rainier Clinical Consultants, Inc, Seattle, WA


  • Contact hours: 30.00
  • Event starts: Mon, Apr 29, 2019 - 8:00 am
  • Event ends: Fri, Jun 14, 2019 - 5:00 pm
  • Available: Fri, Oct 12, 2018
  • Unavailable: Sun, Jun 14, 2020
  • Price: $695.00


Online/Onsite at Various Locations Seattle, WA


Hybrid Program