• Lectures

    22 sessions

  • Topic Areas

    6 modules

  • Expert instructors

    6

  • Video

    40 hours

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    Estimated time to complete the activity: 2,400 minutes

    This activity is valid from May 15, 2024 - May 15, 2026.

    Professional Wound Representative Certification, 2nd Edition

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    This comprehensive course in Professional Wound Representative is tailored for physicians, fellows, advanced practice providers, nurses, and allied health professionals committed to advancing their expertise in this field. Designed to be accessible from any location, the course provides a thorough understanding of Professional Wound Representative, encompassing patient diagnosis and management, as well as operational aspects of hyperbaric facilities. Through a combination of didactic lectures, clinical case studies, and multimedia content, participants will gain valuable insights into the latest advancements in hyperbaric wound care. This course is designed for physicians, fellows, advanced practice providers, nurses and other allied health professionals dedicated to the field of Hyperbaric Medicine.
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    FACULTY

    All financial relationships have been mitigated. The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be related to the content of this CME activity:

    Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS (Course Director)

    Betn Bradley, KIN, MN, CWOCN


    Caroline E. Fife, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA

    Michael A. Niezgoda, PWRC

    Thomas E. Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM


    Adrianne P. S. Smith, MD, FACHM, FAPWCA
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    TARGET AUDIENCE

    This course is designed for physicians, fellows, mid-level practitioners, nurses and other allied health professionals who are involved in the care of patients with acute and chronic wounds. This course is appropriate for both entry level novice practitioners as well as for experienced clinicians who want to review basic wound care concepts and best practice standards. Additionally, this course is intended to meet the educational needs of professionals who see wound care patients in a variety of care settings including:

    hospital based clinic, outpatient clinic, office based practice, inpatient service, home care, urgent care clinic, or emergency department.
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    — What's included

    We provide high-quality, affordable medical courses

    Our training provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to confidently operate medical equipment. A comprehensive training course for physicians, nurses and technicians who wish to be trained in hyperbaric medicine. Expert faculty deliver rich content through a multimedia experience delivered from the comfort of your home or office.

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    Assessments - Exams

    We will help you unlock your inner potential so you can excel in your medical field.

    Evidence-based content

    We offer a variety of health content and education programs to help you meet your professional goals and objectives.

    Topics And Educational Content

    Professional Wound Representative Certification is intended to provide a strong foundation in the basic tenets of wound care, including physiology, assessment and classification. An introduction to the etiology, diagnosis and management algorithms of the major wound care types is provided. While the content of this course is focused at an introductory level and designed for novice wound care providers, it is also an excellent review for the experienced wound care professionals.

    Purpose For The Enduring Material

    Professional Wound Representative Certification was created to meet the needs of an expanding clinical specialty, based on the requests of physicians, nurses and technicians to provide a web based online introductory wound care educational offering. This course will provide introductory background, knowledge and skills to meet the potential knowledge gap of providers working in the
    field of wound care.

    The educational design of the activity includes didactic presentations, with each lecture followed by a post test. Additionally, a final exam will be administered at the conclusion of the course.

    If you are a clinician taking this course and would like to receive credit for the CME/CEU related activities, please contact support@webcme.net
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    • Scientific Basis of Hyperbaric Medicine
    • Clinical Applications of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
    • Therapeutic Approaches in Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care
    • Key Operational Components of Hyperbaric Chambers
    • Operational Safety and Fire Awareness

    Course Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

    Understand the basic tenets of wound healing physiology and recognize factors that can cause compromised healing.

    Employ therapeutic approaches in Wound Care.

    Discuss the assessment and classification of chronic wounds that allows for implementation of clinical algorithms for initial management.

    Integrate into their practices the knowledge obtained through didactic lectures and clinical case studies.

    Recognize the scientific basis supporting the management of chronic wounds.

     Integrate into their practices the knowledge obtained through didactic lectures and clinical case studies

    Course Lectures

    Meet Your Instructors

    Our instructors have decades of industry and teaching experience.

    Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD

    Years experience

    Certifications

    Students trained
    Dr. Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS, is a distinguished leader in wound care, hyperbaric medicine, and limb preservation. With over 30 years of experience, he has provided direct patient care, supervised medical facilities, and led innovative care at St. Luke’s Medical Center. Dr. Niezgoda is Past President of the American Professional Wound Care Association and Past President of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine. He founded AZH Wound & Hyperbaric Center MKE and Advancing the Zenith of Healthcare, focusing on excellence in wound, hyperbaric, vascular, and regenerative clinical services. Additionally, as Kent Imaging’s Chief Medical Officer, he showcases clinical applications of near-infrared spectroscopy and provides medical and clinical leadership for Kent’s wound care product strategy and clinical integration. Dr. Niezgoda’s expertise extends to clinical research, medical device development, and international education through WebCME. He consults for industry, CMS, and the FDA, impacting healthcare worldwide.

    Thomas Serena, MD

    Years experience

    Clinical Trials led

    Papers published
    Dr. Thomas E. Serena MD FACS FACHM MAPWCA, Founder and Medical Director of The SerenaGroup®, is a renowned expert in wound care and research. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The College of William and Mary and Penn State Medical School, he completed his surgical residency at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

    Dr. Serena has established wound care centers across the United States and globally. He has led over 100 clinical trials and holds patents on wound care devices and dressings. Internationally recognized, he has published over 200 papers, authored three medical textbooks, and delivered over 1000 invited lectures worldwide. He has held leadership roles in organizations such as the Wound Healing Society, Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, American College of Hyperbaric Medicine, and American Professional Wound Care Association. Dr. Serena is also committed to medical relief work, having served with Health Volunteers Overseas and initiated wound clinics in Vietnam.

    Tyler Sexton, MD

    Years experience

    Certifications

    Books written
    Dr. Sexton, MD, specializes in pediatrics and hyperbaric medicine, with extensive experience in wound care. He earned his medical degree from the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency at the University of South Alabama. Dr. Sexton is a prominent figure in hyperbaric medicine, both as a practitioner and educator. Despite being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, he overcame significant challenges to become a hyperbaric physician. He is dedicated to treating patients with decompression illness and other hyperbaric clinical applications. Dr. Sexton is President of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and is recognized for his contributions to wound care, holding certifications including MAPWCA and CHWS.

    Caroline Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS

    Years experience

    Specialties

    Books/articles
    Dr. Caroline E. Fife, serving as Chief Medical Officer at Intellicure, LLC, has a distinguished career merging medicine and academia. As a Professor of Geriatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and Executive Director of The U.S. Wound Registry, she has propelled wound care and hyperbaric medicine forward. Her journey began at Texas A&M University, culminating in postgraduate training at Duke University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. With a wealth of experience as Clinical Professor and Director of Clinical Research at Memorial Hermann Hospital, she's made indelible marks in professional organizations like the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society. Dr. Fife's influence extends through editorial roles, national grant review panels, and leadership in the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders, showcasing her unwavering dedication to advancing healthcare through research, education, and clinical practice.

    Christine Shettel, RN, BSN

    Years experience

    Boards served

    Speaking events
    Christine Shettel boasts over 25 years of clinical and educational expertise in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. As Vice President of Clinical Services at Kent Imaging, Christine has spearheaded initiatives in patient outcomes, reimbursement operations, and medical education, showcasing her commitment to advancing healthcare practices. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for both the American Professional Wound Care Society and the American Board of Wound Healing. Christine has a Bachelor’s in Science and Nursing from Messiah College, Grantham, PA. Christine is also published in the area of wound care research.

    FACULTY AND PLANNER DISCLOSURES

    All financial relationships have been mitigated. The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be related to the content of this CME activity:

    Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS (Course Director), reports that he does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

    Caroline E. Fife, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA
    , reports that she does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

    Thomas E. Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM, MAPWCA,
    reports that he received research funds from Inotec Inc, Tides Medical, Convatec, Coloplast, Arjo, Kane, Sanara Pharmaceuticals, Woundchek, and Next Science. This presentation has been reviewed and found to contain no bias. Dr. Serena has no other relevant financial relationships to disclose in regard to the content of this presentation. 

    Tyler Sexton, MD, CHWS, CHT, DMT
    , reports that he does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

    Christine Shettel, RN, BSN, CHWS, PWRC, DAPWCA,
    reports that she does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

    Shawn M. Cauley
    , reports that he does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

    Samantha Biallas-Meils, reports that she does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.
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    PHYSICIAN CREDITS

    Medical Technology Management Institute (MTMI) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MTMI designates this activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.The planning committee at MTMI, which consists of Lesa Mohr, Joyce Griffin, Jay Mazurowski and Steve Cushman all state that they have no financial relationship to disclose with any ineligible commercial interests.
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    NURSING CREDITS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider number CEP# 16205 for 40.0 contact hours.

    CMS

    WebCME’s Hyperbaric Introductory course is a robust 40-hour introductory course that meets the guidelines set forth by CMS. CMS requires that clinicians take a 40 hour course that is backed by a professional society. The American College of Hyperbaric Medicine (ACHM) endorses WebCME’s courses and has set basic training standards for thousands of clinicians.