Specialty Program 2018 | Wound Fundamentals | 18181 | Fall

October 22, 2018 to December 14, 2018

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

LocationDate and Time
Online PhaseOctober 22  - November 30, 2018
Hands-on Workshop

December 6 - 7, 2018* Individual Registrants.

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

Registration Information and Workshop

Individual Registrant
The fee for an individual registrant is $695. The fee includes continental breakfast and lunch at the workshop at UWBG Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle WA 98105). 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 (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 Workshop Dates and Locations PDF (Updated 12/3/2018)

Agency Coordinators

  • Alaska Native Medical Center—Anchorage, AK   
    Contact LT Gina Ryan regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Good Shepherd Health Care Systems—Hermiston, OR   
    Contact Elizabeth Sperr regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Island Hospital—Anacortes, WA   
    Contact Kathy Corrion regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Madigan Army Medical Center—Tacoma, WA​   
    Contact Tracy Ball regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Naval Medical Center—San Diego, CA
    Contact Kaitlyn Vangunten regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Olympic Medical Center—Port Angeles, WA
    Contact Gretchen Souza regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Overlake Hospital Medical Center—Bellevue, WA
    Contact Fara Tafazzoli regarding eligibility and registration.
  • PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center—Ketchikan, AK   
    Contact Jolene Westlund regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Regency—Omak, WA   
    Contact Gayle Grubich regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Providence Regional Medical Center—Everett, WA   
    Contact Valerie Stalsbroten and Deanne Nehring regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Swedish Medical Center—Seattle, WA   
    Contact Birgit Petersen 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

University of Washington Disability Statement

List of Exhibitors

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

Additional Information

Hybrid Program
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 30.00 Contact hours
Event starts: 
10/22/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
12/14/2018 - 5:00pm
Online/Onsite at Various Locations
Seattle, WA
United States

Available Credit

  • 30.00 Contact hours


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