Specialty Program 2019 | Wound Fundamentals | 19180 | Spring

April 29, 2019 to June 14, 2019

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. 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.

Agency Coordinators

  • Madigan Army Medical Center—Tacoma, WA
    Contact Joanie Santucci regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Olympic Medical Center—Port Angeles, WA
    Contact Gretchen Souza regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Pali Momi Medical Center—Aiea, HI
    Contact Doreen Akamine regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Providence Regional Medical Center—Everett, WA
    Contact Jose Reyes regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Regency—Omak, WA   
    Contact Gayle Grubich 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.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

Hybrid Program
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 30.00 Contact hours
Event starts: 
04/29/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
06/14/2019 - 5:00pm

Course Schedule

LocationDate and Time
Online PhaseApril 29  - June 7, 2019
Hands-on Workshop

June 10 - 14, 2019* 

*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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Who can register?

To register for the Spring course, you have to be affiliated with one of the cosponsoring agencies listed above. Or you can register for the Fall course. Before registering as an agency student, be sure to contact the designated Agency Coordinator (AC).