Wound care is one of the fastest growing areas in health care today. Attaining comprehensive wound management skills requires continuing education that incorporates solid wound care evidence and principles, best-practice proficiency and interprofessional collaboration.
This online program for health care professionals combines the most current evidence and trends in wound care. It consists of two levels of training:
- Level I is a six-week online course. Newly revised in 2023 to align with the most recent wound care standards, this course provides you with the essential tools and strategies to confidently practice evidence-based wound care as part of an interprofessional team. The main 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; and patient-professional collaboration and education. Students must achieve a course score of 75% or higher to receive a professional development certificate for Level I and be eligible to register for Level II.
- Level II is an eight-week online course focusing on advanced wound care and the impact of complex patient facators on care planning. The asynchronous portion of the course is followed by a mandatory half-day synchronous online workshop. Students must attend the workshop and achieve an overall grade of 75% or higher in order to receive a professional development certificate for Level II.
This online program provides a facilitated, flexible and interactive learning environment. You'll apply theory to case studies to develop broad clinical expertise in wound care.