Specialty Program 2015 | WMFC Spring: Wound Management Fundamentals Course
Welcome to the Course Portal - Spring 2015
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.
Registered students: Click the Continue button at right to go to the classroom. (You need to be logged in to see the Continue button.)
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.
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)
|Online Phase||April 20 - May 31, 2015|
|Onsite Workshop||June 3 and 4, 2015 Wed and Thur 8 AM to 5 PM|
PLEASE NOTE: Workshop dates may vary for asynchronous sites.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe the basic structure and function of the skin.
- Identify changes in the integumentary system over the life span.
- Describe effective techniques for preventing skin damage.
- Describe the normal stages of wound healing.
- Describe the impact of comorbidities on wound development and closure.
- Identify systemic factors, such as nutrition, perfusion and pathology that influence healing outcomes.
- Assess and measure wounds including venous, arterial, diabetic/neuropathic, pressure ulcers.
- Describe wound product categories.
- Develop plans for care, integrating input from wound team members.
- Demonstrate competencies in pressure ulcer staging, ankle brachial index (ABI) measurement, Semmes-Weinstein monofilament testing, application of selected compression wraps and documentation.
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. (Local Hotel Information)
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 an agency-designated wound care specialist. Contact your Agency Coordinator for details about registration and eligibility.
- Island Hospital—Anacortes, WA
Contact Kathy Corrion regarding eligibility and registration.
- Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center—Fairbanks, AK
Contact Debbie Pomeroy regarding eligibility and registration.
- PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center—Bellingham, WA
Contact Cris Gonzales regarding eligibility and registration.
- UW Medicine/UW Medical Center—Seattle, WA
Contact Colleen Karvonen regarding eligibility and registration.
- UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center—Renton, WA
Contact Laurie Force regarding eligibility and registration.
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.
Additional information about the program
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
Betty Hanrahan, MSN, CNS, ARNP-BC, CWCN-AP, CWS, FACCWS, CFCN
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
- 30.00 Contact hours