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Wound Care Certification Prep Course and Refresher Training

Credit Hours:
25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Licenses eligible for CME/CEUs:
MD, DO, DPM (Florida only), RN, APRN, LPN, CNA, RCP, CRT, RRT

Don't Take Our Word For It, Here's What Our Students Say

More confidence in understanding which wound dressings to place on my patients.
I'll never use saline wet/dry dressings again!
A nice refresher in terms of how to educate the patient's regarding some of the qualities of the products I use regularly.
I will study the wound dressings that are available and tailor my dressing use to achieve specific use goals.
I will attempt some of the "other" modalities in my stalled wounds.
I plan to incorporate much of the presentation in educating our clinic staff.
I plan to make changes in my practice related to proper selection of wound dressing.
I will go through the information again and again to gain more information.
After the course I now have:
Better use of multiple dressing types.
After the course I now have:
Much better understanding of wound healing, debridement, and dressings.
After the course I now have:
Better understanding of wound healing barriers and solutions.
After the course I now have:
A deeper understanding of wound care.
After the course I now have:
Better knowledge of managing wounds.
After the course I now have:
Improved my understanding of treatment options.
After the course I now have:
Better knowledge of various dressings and products and their use.
After the course I now have:
A better overview of what kinds of dressings to use, diagnostic tests and therapies.
After the course I now have:
Increased knowledge about more dressings.
After the course I now have:
Better understanding of dressings and Biofilm.

This course provides educational instruction to students who
are studying and preparing for a wound care certification exam

Why Choose Our Wound Care Certification Training?

This course is a hybrid of online learning + 1-day live classroom session to maximize student learning and minimize travel expenses. Nurses and physicians who take our wound care certification prep course should find themselves overprepared to sit for a wound certification exam.

The training package includes: a 15 credit hour study guide-based precourse, a study guide textbook (a $57 value), plus 10.5 hour classroom day with hands-on debridement. Students also receive a repeatable certification practice exam to prepare for the actual certification exam through the certifying organization of your choice.

The National Alliance of Wound Care (NAWCO) has determined that the program content covers all of the domains that candidates who take the WCC Certification Examination will be tested on. Therefore, program graduates of the WCEP 25.5 hour Wound Care Certification Basic Training And Review course will be considered to have met the educational requirements and be permitted to test for the Wound Care Certified (WCC) certification. You can find our organization, Wound Care Education Partners listed on the NAWCO/NACCB website as a provider that has met the certification committee criteria.

The primary purpose of this wound care course is to educate in all disciplines on core anatomy, wound healing physiology, wound etiology and interventions.

The second purpose of the program is to review the major sanctioned and cutting-edge techniques and alternatives in advanced skin and wound care management principles.

The third purpose is to provide a course designed to prepare the learner for the major wound care certification exams in the marketplace today.

IMPORTANT NOTES: After attending this course you will not be certified in wound care - you will have completed the educational component as is required by many certifying organizations. If you are planning to sit for a wound certification exam please check with your certifying organization of choice prior to taking this or any course, to be sure that you meet their requirements to sit for a certification exam. Each certifying organization has their own criteria, and sometimes those criteria change without notice.

Note: This course is also a great refresher for those seeking wound care continuing education (CMEs/CEUs).

Wound Care Training - What's Included
  • 25.5 total CME/CEU hours
    • 15 hours study guide pre-course
      • 30 lessons (Chapters), each followed by a short quiz. To complete the pre-course, read each chapter of the study guide textbook that you are provided with course registration, then take the corresponding quiz online. 
      • A certification practice exam. The practice exam is not graded and allows you take it as many times as you wish to prepare for your actual certification exam.

    • 10.5 hours of livestream webinar-based learning
      • 9 lecture modules
      • Debridement-specific lecture + hands on practicum
      • A final exam
  • Textbook: Wound Care Certification Study Guide, 2nd Edition, a 350-page study guide that includes a post-course exam complete with answers and explanations. You will receive the ebook version and print book version (a $114 value)
  • Certificate of course completion
  • CMEs or CEUs for eligible license types included at no additional cost.
  • Your access to the study guide precourse content never expires.
Study Guide Precourse - Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 from the study guide is not included as part of this online module educational content as it is purely introductory, covering only the process of becoming certified in wound care. Educational content for this online course begins with Chapter 2 of the study guide.

    • Cell Structure and Function
    • Quiz
    • Anatomy of Skin
    • Quiz
    • Cellular Components in Wound Healing
    • Quiz
    • Physiology of Wound Healing
    • Quiz
    • Pathophysiology of Wound Healing
    • Quiz
    • Patient Preparation and Education
    • Quiz
    • Wound Assessment
    • Quiz
    • Microbiology Review
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 10
    • Infection Control
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 11
    • Wound Infections
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 12
    • Nutrition and Wound Healing
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 13
    • Wound Bed Preparation & Advanced Technologies for Wound Healing
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 14
    • Venous Insufficiency Ulcers
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 15
    • Lymphedema
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 16
    • Arterial Insufficiency Ulcers
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 17
    • Burns
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 18
    • Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Skin Care Issues
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 19
    • Diabetic Ulcer: Diagnosis and Management
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 20
    • Off-Loading Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Orthotics
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 21
    • Dermatology Review and Unusual Wounds
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 22
    • Managing the Wound Patient: Surgery, Debridement, Grafts & Flaps
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 23
    • Pain Management and Psychosocial Issues Related to Wound Care
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 24
    • Wound Dressings
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 25
    • The Role of Physical Therapy in Wound Care
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 26
    • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 27
    • Wound Documentation and Legal/Ethical Issues in Wound Care
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 28
    • Regulatory and Reimbursement Issues in Wound Care
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 29
    • Evidence-Based Practice and Research
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 30
    • Fistulae Management
    • Quiz
  • CHAPTER 31
    • Highlights of National Treatment Guidelines & Quality Reporting in Wound Care
    • Quiz

    You can take this practice exam as many times as you need to prepare for your wound care certification exam. There is no time limit on your exam attempts. The exam is also not graded.

Livestream Webinar-based Course Overview
  • Module 1: Wounds... Disruption of Skin Integrity

    Learn wound care anatomy and classification; learn how to approach each patient with regard to their particular desired outcomes; learn how wounds heal; discuss the biochemical processes and bio-films.

  • Module 2: Wound Evaluation, Assessment, and Documentation

    Learn how to approach the wounded patient, taking a systematic approach.

  • Module 3: Bio-film and the Chronic Wound

    Learn how to use bio-film in respect to chronic wound care.

  • Module 4: Pressure Ulcers: The Wound Previously Known as Decubitus

    Pressure injuries; practical aspects of wound care and hyperbaric medicine.

  • Module 5: Management of Lower Extremity Ulcers

    Learn the causes, disease processes; taking a systematic approach to wound management.

  • Module 6: Skin Cancer & Other Diseases with Skin Manifestations

    Learn how to identify and manage skin cancer and other diseases with skin manifestations.

  • Module 7: HBO & The Walking Wounded

    A very broad overview of the mechanisms of action of HBO and how it is used with respect to the wounded patient.

  • Module 8: Selecting the Right Dressing: Major Dressing Classifications

    Learn the appropriate application of different dressings, when to use and not to use certain dressings, what are the advantages/disadvantages of certain dressings.

  • Module 9: Other Modalities and Debridement Used in Wound Management

    Learn some of the other treatment options, not already discussed, that wound healers need to know to support patient's desired outcomes, such as: pneumatic compression pumps, hydrotherapy, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and others.

Debridement Module and Hands-On Practicum

The live course includes a debridement practicum that includes lecture and hands-on practicum, "Debridement: Learn How, When, and Why."

In the debridement practicum you will learn:

  • Methods of debridement
  • When a wound may need debridement
  • Safety concerns related to debridement
  • The hands-on practicum that follows the lecture will allow you to gain hands-on practice with debridement tools and techniques.
Accreditation Statements

Accreditation Statement

Jointly Provided: “This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and Wound Care Education Partners. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

Designation Statement. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live classroom course for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Full Disclosure Statement. All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by (name of responsible organization) are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity. UHMS Disclaimer: The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only. The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees

Licenses Eligible for Credits

Physician Credits (DO, MD): The UHMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DPM Credits: The Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine approves this course for 10.5 credits.

Nursing Credits for license types: ARNP, CNS, LPN, RN, CNA. The Wound Care Reveiw Course is approved for 10.5 CE hours through the Florida Board of Nursing. Wound Care Education Partners is a Florida based company and a licensed CE Provider through the Florida State Board of Nursing and the CE is reciprocal for nurses in the United States. Florida nursing credits are reciprocal and approved for nurses within all states. Receiving credit for Florida providers is simple, attend the course and our staff will upload your credits directly to the Florida State database. For out of state credit, we provide all the necessary paperwork for you to file with the respective nursing board.

CHT, CHRN Credits: This course is categorized as Category B credits through NBDHMT.

Wound Care Certification Basic Training and Review
All individuals in control of content for this education activity with their relevant financial relationship disclosed are listed below. ACCME defines a relevant finacial relationship "as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest." An individual who refuses to disclose relevant finacial relationships will be disqualified from being a planning committee member, a teacher, or an author of CME, and cannot have control of, or responsibility for, the development, management, presentation or evaluation of the CME activity.
Name of Individual Individuals Role in Activity Name of Commercial Interest (If Applicable) Nature of Relationship
Michael White, MD, MMM, CWS Faculty/Planner/Author None None
Helen Gelly, MD, FACCWS, FUHM, FACHM, ABPM/UHM Faculty/Planner/Author  None None
Jaclyn Mackey Planner None None
Stacy Harmon (Required) Planner/Reviewer None None
Tom Bozzuto, DO (Required) Planner/Reviewer None None
Owen O'Neill, MD (Required) Planner/Reviewer None None
J. Nicholas Vandemoer, MD Planner/Reviewer None None
Ian Grover, MD Planner/Reviewer None None
  • There were no commercial supporters.
  • There were no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to resolve.

Jaclyn Mackey
CME Coordinator
Wound Care Education Partners