Wound Management for Health Professionals Level II

Code: HPPD258
Apply this course towards: Wound Management for Health Professionals

Course description

This comprehensive blended learning course centers on the development of clinical skills and knowledge supportive of working with advanced-practice wound care.

The eight-week online segment focuses on:

  • pressure ulcers
  • vascular ulcers
  • VAC usage
  • debridement
  • high risk foot
  • lymphedema
  • surgical wounds
  • burns
  • oncology

The importance of additional patient factors including co-morbid conditions, psychosocial issues and resource considerations will be addressed.

In the on-campus workshop (required) you will get to practice your skills, including debridement, and present information on a wound care product you researched during the online component of the course.

Learning objectives

  • Distinguish pathophysiology and staging of pressure ulcers and identify risk factors.
  • Identify, stage and assess lymphedema and lipedema to develop an intervention plan.
  • Evaluate diabetic foot ulcers, signs and symptoms requiring intervention and differentiate ulcer characteristics to facilitate clinical review.
  • Consider characteristics of malignant wounds, the impact of cancer treatment and potential problems associated.
  • Assess wounds to determine need for debridement and identify risks associated.
  • Conduct patient and wound assessment including vascular status, anatomical risk and environmental factors.
  • Demonstrate awareness of initial burn management principles and appropriate consultation for providing safe care.

This is a summary of the learning objectives. Please contact our office for a complete listing.


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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 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.

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