Specialty Program 2015 | WMFC Fall: Wound Management Fundamentals Course

October 19, 2015 to December 4, 2015

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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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Who would benefit from this course

Health care professionals in all settings, including wound care team members, treatment nurses, staff nurses and nurse managers in acute care, long term care, ambulatory care and community-based settings.

Course Brochure

Brochure PDF

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.
  • Two Day Onsite Workshop: Following the online phase, participants attend a two-day workshop (8 AM to 5 PM) that includes additional lectures, demonstrations and hands-on skill development. Individual registrants attend the workshop at the Shoreline Conference Center. Registrants employed by a co-sponsoring agency attend the workshop at their own facility via video transmission from Shoreline. (Local Hotel Information)

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 ulcer staging, ankle brachial index (ABI) measurement, Semmes-Weinstein monofilament testing, application of selected compression wraps and documentation.

Course Schedule

LocationDate and Time
Online PhaseOctober 19 - November 29, 2015
Onsite Workshop - Shoreline, WA

December 3 - 4, 2015 Thur and Friday (8:00 am to 5:00 pm*)

*Workshop dates vary for asynchronous sites. Please contact Agency Coordinator for specific dates.


Registration Information

Individual Registrant
The fee for an individual registrant is $695. The fee includes continental breakfast and lunch at the workshop at Shoreline Conference Center: 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline WA 98155. Please register and pay online at your convenience.

Co-Sponsoring Registrant
Registrants employed by a co-sponsoring agency attend the workshop at their own facility. Participants watch the workshop from their workplace via online technology and receive hands-on instruction from agency designated wound care specialist. Contact your Agency Coordinator for details about registration and eligibility.

Agency Coordinators

  • Island Hospital—Anacortes, WA   
    Contact Kathy Corrion regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Madigan Army Medical Center—Tacoma, WA​   
    Contact Nancy Hodge regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Olympic Medical Center/Forks Community Hospital—Port Angeles, WA   
    Contact Gretchen Souza regarding eligibility and registration.
  • PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center—Bellingham, WA   
    Contact Cris Gonzales regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Swedish Medical Center—Seattle, WA   
    Contact Birgit Petersen regarding eligibility and registration.
  • UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center—Renton, WA   
    Contact Laurie Force regarding eligibility and registration.

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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.

Co-Sponsorship Invitation


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.edu

Additional Information

Hybrid Program
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 30.00 Contact hours
Event starts: 
10/19/2015 - 12:00am
Event ends: 
12/04/2015 - 5:00pm
Online/Onsite at Various Locations
United States

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

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

Available Credit

  • 30.00 Contact hours


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