Specialty Program 2016 | WMFC Spring: Wound Management Fundamentals Course | Registration and Information

May 2, 2016 to June 14, 2016

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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

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.

"I loved the hands-on practice with ABI and compression. There is a huge difference between reading about it and having the knowledge of how to do a procedure. I really feel like these are skills I can activtely use in my workplace."  

"This was one of the best courses I've taken in my 22 years as a nurse."

"I've been doing wound care my whole career, and this is the course I needed that whole time!"

Course Brochure

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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.
  • 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 PhaseMay 2 - June 12, 2016
Onsite Workshop - Shoreline, WA

June 13 - 14, 2016 Monday and Tuesday (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 (unless otherwise specified). Participants complete the workshop from their workplace via online technology and receive hands-on instruction from agency designated wound care specialist. As an employee of a co-sponsoring agency, be sure to contact the designated Agency Coordinator (AC) before registering online. Agency Coordinators name and contact information is in the course brochure and provided below.

Agency Coordinators

  • 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.
  • Providence Centralia Hospital—Centralia, WA   
    Contact Lisa Gallagher regarding eligibility and registration.
  • UW Medicine/UW Medical Center—Seattle, WA​   
    Contact Colleen Karvonen regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Virginia Mason Health Systems—Seattle, WA​   
    Contact Shirley Klakken 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


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Additional Information

Hybrid Program
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 30.00 Contact hours
Event starts: 
05/02/2016 - 1:00am
Event ends: 
06/14/2016 - 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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