UW School of Nursing

February 28, 2024

Wound Management Fundamentals Course | Fall 2024

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FORMAT: Hybrid Virtual Classroom
DATE: September 9 – October 24, 2024Image for UW Wound Management program.
WORKSHOP DATES: October 23 – 24, 2024
*Registrants via a co-sponsoring agency will attend the workshop at the location, dates, and format designated by the Agency Coordinator. See below under ‘Course Schedule’ for details.

Course Description

This 30.0 contact hour course prepares healthcare professionals with expanded skills and knowledge to practice evidence-based wound management. Content is based on national wound management guidelines for a broad range of wounds.

Target Audience

For healthcare professionals in all settings, including wound care team members, treatment nurses, staff nurses, and nurse managers in acute care, long-term care, ambulatory care, and community-based settings.

Course Format

This course is presented in two parts:
  1. Six Weeks Online Learning: The online phase of the course is taken independently and establishes a baseline level of knowledge for each participant. All assignments are completed and submitted online and can be accessed 24/7.

  2. Workshop: Following the online phase, participants attend a workshop that includes additional lectures, demonstrations, and skill development. Participants will have the option to attend the 2-day workshop in-person at UW Tower (preferred method for individual participants) or join the Livestream via Zoom. Registrants employed by a co-sponsoring agency attend the workshop at the location and on the dates and format designated by the Agency Coordinator.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the basic structure and function of the skin.
  2. Identify changes in the integumentary system over the life span.
  3. Describe effective techniques for preventing skin damage.
  4. Describe the normal stages of wound healing.
  5. Describe the impact of comorbidities on wound development and closure.
  6. Identify systemic factors, such as nutrition, perfusion, and pathology that influence healing outcomes.
  7. Assess and measure wounds including venous, arterial, diabetic/neuropathic, and pressure injuries.
  8. Describe wound product categories.
  9. Demonstrate competencies in pressure injury staging, ankle-brachial index (ABI) measurement, application of selected compression wraps, and documentation.

Registration Information and Workshop

  • Individual Registrant

The fee for an individual registrant is $695. The fee includes the interactive workshop or the virtual self-paced workshop (available 24/7). Please register and pay online at your convenience.

  • Co-Sponsoring Registrant

Registrants employed by a co-sponsoring agency attend the workshop at their own facility (unless otherwise specified). Participants may participate in the Livestream Workshop or complete the workshop at their workplace via online technology and receive hands-on instruction from an agency-designated wound care specialist. If you are unsure if you are affiliated with an agency sponsor, please email wmfc@uw.edu.

Agency Coordinators


Hospitals and agencies in all regions of the country are invited to co-sponsor the Wound Management Fundamentals Course. Please review the Become a Specialty Co-Sponsor page for more information. 

Course Schedule

Location Date and Time
Online Phase

September 9 – October 21, 2024

  • In-Person Workshop: Wednesday & Thursday, October 23 – 24, 2024, UW Tower in Seattle, WA – strongly recommended option for individual registrants.
  • Livestream Workshop: The in-Person Workshop didactic material will also be available via Livestream (Zoom) on Wednesday & Thursday, October 23 – 24, 2024
  • On-Demand Workshop: Participants unable to attend the workshop have the option of completing a self-paced On-Demand Workshop

Planning Committee

  1. Birgit Peterson, RN, CWCN – Workshop Instructor
  2. Beth Carlson, MSN, MS, BSN, BA, RN, CWON
  3. Kristen Childress, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, AGNP-C, CWCN-AP – Coordinator, Wound Seminar; Core Faculty, Wound Management Fundamentals Course (WMFC), Continuing Nursing Education, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing University of Washington School of Nursing; Seattle; Sound Clinical Associates, PLLC Gig Harbor, WA
  4. Ade Chu, PhD, MEd, RN – Associate Director, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing, Seattle, WA
  5. Kamryn Hughes, MEd, Education Coordinator, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing, Seattle, WA

Contact Information

  • For more information, please get in touch with wmfc@uw.edu