UWCNE Specialty Program 2018: wound fundamentals

30 CNE contact hours

Date / Time

Aug 22, 2018 – Dec 7, 2018 Save to your calendar (.ics file)


The University of Washington School of Nursing, Continuing Nursing Education presents Specialty Program 2018 - wound fundamentals.

Target Audience: Health care 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.

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.

Objectives for learning outcomes:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better 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 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 workshop at a Seattle location. Registrants employed by a co-sponsoring agency attend the workshop at the location and on the dates as designated by the Agency Coordinator.

Available credit: 30 Contact hours