This comprehensive online course develops your clinical skills and knowledge for advanced-practice wound care, to work as a Wound Champion.
The eight-week course focuses on:
Pain management and nutrition
Lower limb assessment
Arterial and venous insufficiency and ulcers
Diabetic high-risk foot
Lymphedema and lipedema
You will extend your skills to consider advanced wound assessment and management in the context of factors such as the presence of co-morbid conditions, psychosocial issues, and resource considerations.
At the end of the course you will attend a required workshop. As the health and safety of our learners, instructors and staff is our primary concern, the workshop is now being held as a half-day online synchronous event. In the workshop, you’ll gather with your peers and instructor and present the results of your report developed during the course evaluating a wound care product.
Increase proficiency in clinical assessment and management of wound pain
Identify critical parameters of lower-extremity physical assessment, including perfusion and edema, and differentiate between vascular arterial disease
Discuss lower-limb ulcer presentation, etiology, risk factors, assessment, and interventions and management
Describe significance of neuropathy, loss of protective sensation, skeletal deformities and areas of high pressure in diabetic foot care
Distinguish between lymphedema and lipedema in pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment
Explain types of burns, principles of management in outpatient settings, and pros and cons of topical burn-care products
Discuss care and management principles for palliative wounds, including dressing selection
Identify key points for patient education and strategies for collaborative goal-setting and care plan adherence
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 II 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.
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
Refunds are subject to an administrative fee of $130 up until the start of the course. No refund will be issued after the start of this course.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).