Wound Management for Health Professionals Level I

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

Course description

Wound management is an ever-present challenge for health professionals as risk factors for acute and chronic wounds become more and more prevalent in the population. Prevention and care planning require a strong foundation in the principles of wound management and evidence-based clinical practice.

This comprehensive online course provides health professionals with the essential tools to confidently practice evidence-based wound management within an interprofessional team. The course is taught over six weeks, followed by a one-week exam period. You will apply theory using visual case examples, interactive assessments, and collaborative discussion. Expect to spend 4-6 hours of study time each week. The main course concepts include:

  • assessment and care planning for acute, chronic, and surgical wounds
  • wound care product and dressing selection
  • wound healing and prevention
  • infection
  • advocacy and evidence-based practice
  • patient-professional collaboration and education

To learn more about all of our wound courses, see our article: Which wound course is right for you?

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


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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