Become a Co-Sponsor of the Wound Management Fundamentals Course

 
Top 5 Reasons Agencies Become Co-Sponsors

  1. Energize wound care team members to update their skills in evidence-based wound management.
  2. Improve standards of practice, policies and procedures around wound management at your agency.
  3. Save staff time, money, space, equipment and supplies!
  4. Enhance confidence, competence, critical thinking, interprofessional communication and patient outcomes at your agency.
  5. Customize wound care education to agency-specific needs. 

 

How to Become a Co-Sponsor

  • Gain support of adminstration. We accept new Agencies throughout the year. Share this invitation with your administrators.
  • Review the Co-Sponsorship Options and Fees (provide below).
  • Course Leardership -- Designated contact to promote the course
    • Agency Coordinator (AC) is required. Administrative contact and agency representative. A detailed description is provided below.
    • Agency Instructor (AI) Options are available for agencies without a qualified AI on staff. Agency Instructor is a certified wound care professionals (CWCN or CWS) who will provide hands-on instruction during the workshop. A detailed description is provided below.
  • Required Documentation. (Documents will appear in Downloads folder)
  • Contact us! Call the Wound Management Fundamentals Course Program Manager, Patty Morrison, at 206-543-7967 or pdmor@uw.edu. She will assist you with all the details.

 

Co-Sponsorship Options and Fees 

Agency workshops are led by certified wound care professionals (CWCN or CWS). If an agency does not have a certified professional to fulfill the role of the Agency Instructor, options are available and outlined below.

OPTION A: Agency-Led Workshop

Agency registrants attend the hands-on workshop onsite at their agency. An Agency Coordinator (AC) organizes the course. The Agency Instructor (AI) mentors participants throughout the course and leads the workshop onsite at the agency. The AC can be the AI or other non-certified staff member.

Course Fee: $4000 (includes 1 to 10 registrations)

  • Sites with an Agency Instructor (CWCN or CWS)
  • Participants Attend Workshop at Agency
  • Agency Instructor Leads Workshop
  • CNE will invoice $400 per each additional participant

OPTION B: Faculty-Led Workshop (As available)

Agency registrants attend the hands-on workshop with registrants from other agencies at the designated workshop location. Agency Coordinator promotes the class. The workshop is coordinated by UWCNE staff and lead by WMFC faculty.

Course Fee: $5500 (includes 1 to 10 registrations)

  • Sites without an Agency Instructor (CWCN or CWS)
  • Participants Attend Workshop at a designated location
  • WMFC Faculty Leads Workshop
  • CNE will invoice $550 per each additonal participant (fee includes workshop materials and food each day)

OPTION C: Faculty-Led Workshop at Your Agency

Agency registrants attend the hands-on workshop onsite at their agency. Agency Coordinator organizes class and is responsible for providing agency-specific content. The WMFC Instructor (WMFC faculty member) will moderate recorded lectures with the class and facilitate the hands-on activities and case study discussion. Workshop dates will be asynchronous and subject to instructor availability. Dates must be scheduled within four weeks following the live workshop in Seattle.

Course Fee: $4000 (includes 1 to 10 registrations)
Instructor Fee: $2000 (plus travel and lodging) payable to WMFC instructor.

  • Sites without an Agency Instructor (CWCN or CWS)
  • Registrants Attend Workshop at Agency
  • WMFC Instructor Leads Workshop at Agency
  • CNE will invoice $400 per each additional participant

Course Format

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. 
Hands-on Workshop (14.0 contact hours): Following the online phase, participants attend a mandatory workshop  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.

ROLE OF AGENCY COORDINATOR and AGENCY INSTRUCTOR

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
  • SYLLABUS
  • Agency Toolkit and Agency Coordinator Portal

 

Questions?

Contact us! Call the Wound Management Fundamentals Course Program Manager, Patty Morrison, at 206-543-7967 or pdmor@uw.edu. She will assist you with all the details.