Online, self-paced wound care education. 

You want to provide the highest level of care to your patients. You'd also like to take advantage of career opportunities for those who have advanced knowledge in wound care. Engaging in continuing education keeps your career moving forward. 

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 the theory and principles of wound management combined with evidence-based practice. This online program for health care professionals combines the most current information and trends in wound care. 

Program Description

Wound care is one of the fastest growing areas in health care today. Attaining comprehensive wound management skills requires continuing education that incorporates diverse, evidence-based information, best practice proficiency and collaborative opportunities across health disciplines. 

This online program for health care professionals combines the most current information and trends in wound care. It consists of two levels of training, offered through separate courses:

  • Level I is a six-week online course. It provides you with the essential tools and strategies to confidently address wound care. The main concepts include: prevention, assessment, health, infection and pain management. Students must achieve 75% or greater to receive a Certificate of Completion for Level I and be eligible to register for Level II (registration fee: $325).
  • Level II is an eight-week online course, followed by a mandatory one-day on-campus workshop and evaluation session. It focuses on advanced wound care and the impact of additional patient factors on a care plan. Students must attend the workshop and achieve an overall grade of 75% or greater in order to receive a Certificate of Completion for Level II (registration fee: $450).

This online program provides a facilitated, flexible learning environment. Interactive learning combines with in-depth discussions and concepts of wound management and its challenges. You'll apply theory to case studies to develop clinical expertise in a broad range of essential wound care components.

Who is this program for?

  • Registered Nurses (RNs)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Physicians
  • other health care professionals caring for patients with wounds

Program outcomes

Some concepts in Levels I and II include:

  • patient and wound assessment
  • dermatology, nutrition and pain factors in wound healing
  • wound bed preparation and dressing selection
  • pressure ulcer classification, treatment and prevention
  • peripheral vascular assessment and investigation of the lower limbs
  • identification, assessment and treatment of high risk and diabetic foot
  • presentation, stages and treatment of lymphedema
  • identification and care of atypical ulcers and malignant wounds

Admission and completion requirements

Admission requirements

None.

Completion requirements

Students must receive 75% or greater in the Level I to receive a Certificate of Completion and be eligible to register for Level II.

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Estimated fees

Description Fee
Level I Course $325.00
Level II Course $450.00
Textbook $125.00
Estimated Total $900.00*
*IMPORTANT NOTE:
Fees listed in this section are only an estimate. Total program fees will vary depending on course selections, student fees, textbooks and taxes.

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How to apply

There is no application process to complete for the Wound Management for Health Professionals Program. Simply register for the Level I course!