Wound Management for Health Professionals Level I

Code: HPPD257
Apply this course towards: Wound Management for Health Professionals

Course description

Proficient wound management is an ever-present challenge for professional health care clinicians. Chronic and acute wound prevention and treatment require a strong foundation in principles of wound management combined with evidence-based practice.

This comprehensive six-week, online course—newly revised in 2020​—provides health professionals with the essential tools to confidently practice evidence-based wound management within an interprofessional team. You will apply theory using visual case examples, interactive assessments, and collaborative discussion. The main course concepts include:

  • prevention
  • wound assessment and care planning
  • wound care product selection
  • wound healing
  • infection
  • pain management
  • patient-professional collaboration

Learning objectives

  • Describe the wound prevention and management cycle and phases of wound healing
  • Explain the anatomy and physiology of skin and soft tissue and internal and external factors that affect wound healing
  • Explain principles of wound assessment and wound management, including infection prevention, assessment, and treatment
  • Describe the process of wound bed preparation, including methods of debridement
  • Classify factors contributing to skin damage, and identify best practices to prevent and manage skin damage
  • Identify signs and symptoms of wound infection and interventions for treating infection
  • List indications and contraindications for use of the range of wound care products
  • Use principles of evidence-based care to evaluate and apply evidence to your clinical environment
  • Identify attributes of change agents and demonstrate steps to propose implementation of a change in your workplace
  • Compare and contrast a collaborative approach to patient-clinician communication and care planning with a compliance-based approach, and identify strategies for effective patient education

Challenge exam

Challenge exam for Level I is available for qualifying students who wish to take the Wound Management Level II course.

Please call 250-721-8558 for more information.

Orientation to Online Learning

You will have access to the Orientation to Online Learning course. This self-paced orientation will help prepare you for the Wound Management for Health Professionals Level I online course. The resources and activities in the orientation will help you learn to navigate the online learning platform, access University resources and become confident learning online.

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