WND111 Professional Wound Representative Certification, 2nd Edition
Released Nov 26, 2014
Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS (Course Director)
Beth Bradley, RN, 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org upon completion of this course.
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.
- Discuss the assessment and classification of chronic wounds that allows for implementation of clinical algorithms for initial management.
- Recognize the scientific basis supporting the management of chronic wounds.
- Employ therapeutic approaches in Wound Care.
- Integrate into their practices the knowledge obtained through didactic lectures and clinical case studies.