Specialty Program 2020 | Wound Fundamentals | 20181 | Fall

October 19, 2020 to December 11, 2020

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. 

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. Registrants employed by a co-sponsoring agency attend the workshop at the location and on the dates designated by the Agency Coordinator.
    IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 Virus, UWCNE will be offering a virtual workshop.

Course Schedule

LocationDate and Time
Online PhaseOctober 19 - November 27, 2020
Hands-on Workshop

Workshop dates are designated by the agency. 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

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.


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

Target Audience

For healthcare 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

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, you 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.

Additional Information

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Hybrid Program
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 30.00 Contact hours
Event starts: 
10/19/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
12/11/2020 - 5:00pm

Course Schedule

LocationDate and Time
Online PhaseOctober 21  - November 29, 2019
Hands-on Workshop

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

Online/Onsite at Various Locations
Seattle, WA
United States


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

Available Credit

  • 30.00 Contact hours


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Due to health concerns resulting from the COVID-19 Virus, UWCNE will be offering a virtual workshop. To learn more about this option, please contact Patty Morrison at pdmor@uw.edu

Registration will be open to agency participants. For dates and detailed instructions, please contact your designated Agency Coordinator (AC). Co-Sponsor Agency Contacts