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 requires a strong foundation of theory and principles of wound management combined with evidence-based practice.

This comprehensive six-week, online course provides multidisciplinary health care professionals with the essential tools and strategies to confidently address wound management. You will apply theory using visual case examples, interactive assessments and collaborative discussion. The main course concepts include:

  • prevention
  • assessment
  • healing
  • infection
  • dressings
  • pain management

Learning objectives

  • Explain concepts of wound healing, surgical wound healing and evidence-based practice. 
  • Review your professional scope of practice.
  • Classify factors that influence wound healing and wound assessment.
  • Identify the principles that influence the risk of wound infection, assessment and treatment.
  • Assess skin and identify risk management strategies for a variety of skin conditions.
  • Measure the impact of nutrition and pain on wound healing.
  • Define the events that influence wound healing.
  • Apply the TIME framework to wound assessment and wound care.
  • Justify the importance of patient education in wound care success.

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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