UW School of Nursing

November 15, 2022

Wound Management Fundamentals Course | Spring 2023

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FORMAT: Hybrid Virtual Classroom
DATE: March 27 – May 7, 2023 + Workshop: May 9 – 10, 2023
LOCATION: Online + UW Seattle

Course Description

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

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 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.

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

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, 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 via and 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

March 27 – May 7, 2023

  • In-Person Workshop: Tuesday & Wednesday, May 9 – 10, 2023, UW Simulation Center (Seattle, WA) – strongly recommended option
  • Livestream Workshop: The In-Person Workshop will also be available Livestream via Zoom on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 9 – 10, 2023
  • On-Demand Workshop: Participants unable to attend the workshop have the option of completing a self-paced On-Demand Workshop

Board of Content Experts

  1. Kristen Childress, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, 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
  2. Tina Hayashi, RD, Continuing Education Coordinator, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing, Seattle, WA
  3. Adeline Chu, PhD, MEd, RN, Associate Director, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing, Seattle, WA

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