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Wound Care Certification Prep Course and Refresher Training

Benefits of Wound Care Certification for Nurses and Physicians

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

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). 


Course Objectives

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. 

Earn Wound Care Continuing Education Credits

This course also serves as a wound care refresher course for those seeking continuing education (CME/CEUs) in wound care.

License types eligible for continuing education credits or CMEs include: MD, DO, RN, LPN, APRN, CNA, RCP, CRT, RRT.

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.

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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. 
      • 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.

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To schedule a live course at your facility email Jaclyn Mackey, COO: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 561-776-6066.

Study Guide Precourse - Table of Contents 
Chapter 1

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. 

Chapter 2
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Quiz
Chapter 3
  • Anatomy of Skin
  • Quiz
Chapter 4
  • Cellular Components in Wound Healing
  • Quiz
Chapter 5
  • Physiology of Wound Healing
  • Quiz
Chapter 6
  • Pathophysiology of Wound Healing
  • Quiz
Chapter 7
  • Patient Preparation and Education
  • Quiz
Chapter 8
  • Wound Assessment
  • Quiz
Chapter 9
  • 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 
Certification Practice Exam 
  • 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.  

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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. 


Principle Faculty and Credentials

Helen B. Gelly, MD, FACEP, FCCWS, ABPM/UHM. Click to read her bio
Michael White, MD, APBM-UHM. Click here to read his bio

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Accreditation Statements

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 enduring material for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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 Wound Care Education Partners 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.

August 2013 original release.

February 2022 joint accreditation termination date.

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