Wound Care Certification Course

Wound care is an 8 hour evidence based course designed for health care professionals working in acute and home care settings.

Course Fee: $349

  • Quick and easy skills check
  • Certificate available right after course completion

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Wound Care Course Description

At the completion of the course the participant will be able to effectively and accurately identify, assess, document and treat various wounds including pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers and diabetic ulcers. The course includes a lab portion, which concentrates on various wound care dressings including a demonstrations of the use of negative pressure wound treatment using a wound VAC (vacuum assisted closure). In addition, the participant will be introduced to various wound care and management tools developed by various professional wound care organizations including the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPAUP), the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society and the American Diabetes Association.

Introduction to numerous wound measurement and wound care tools from

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • American Diabetes Association
  • National Association for Continence
  • National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPAUP)
  • Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society

Wound Care Course Content

Describe the anatomy and physiology of skin including factors necessary for optimal wound healing

Understand the functions of the skin and factors which may impact wound care and healing

Identify various etiologies of wounds, including mechanical, venous, arterial and neurologic

Describe the parameters that are essential in conducting a comprehensive wound assessment including wound measurements and staging

List the three dimensions that should be measured on all wounds in proper order

Identify and describe the tissue types that may be visualized in a wound assessment

Differentiate between the terms undermining and tunneling

Provide five characteristics of an abnormal peri wound

Identify and describe two types of necrotic tissue assessed in a wound bed

Describe wound characteristics that influence wound dressing selection

Understand the difference between passive, active and interactive dressings

Introduce the T.I.M.E. Principles of Wound Bed Preparation

Understand the indications and contraindications of negative pressure therapy including a demonstration of the use of a Wound V.A.C. (Vacuum Assisted Closure)