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Digital Seminar

Module 1: Wound Care Certification

Kim Saunders, MSN/ED, RN, CWON®, CFCN
52 Minutes
Audio and Video
Oct 23, 2017
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Fully prepare to pass the wound care certification exam and get certified! This comprehensive, proven wound care certification prep course offers the knowledge needed to pass the CWCN, CWS and WCC exams.

  • Skin and Wound Assessment
  • Dressing and Treatment Options
  • Wound Care in Special Populations
  • Mechanical Injuries & Top Down Damage
  • Prevention of Pressure Injuries & Therapeutic Surfaces
  • Lower Extremity Wounds
  • Complications & Special Considerations

This unique presentation includes pictures and case scenarios that will make this information “stick” in your memory. You will learn about the latest wound assessment principles along with strategies for proper assessment in various clinical settings. Understand how to differentiate etiology, complications and symptoms of wound stagnation by clinical presentation. Gain the ability to critically analyze multiple treatment options for each type of wound presentation. You’ll also get valuable test-taking strategies and tips that are certain to aid in your quest for success on the wound care certification exam!


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

Nurses - Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This self-study activity consists of 9.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Nurses - California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 9.5 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Nurses - Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 9.5 self-study contact hours.

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Nurses - Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 9.5 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Physical Therapists - California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 9.5 continuing competency hours.

Physical Therapists - Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 9.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Physical Therapists - Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 9.5 CE credit hours.

Physical Therapists - New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 11.5 contact hours.

Other Professions

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Kim Saunders, MSN/ED, RN, CWON®, CFCN's Profile

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WOC Consulting, LLC


Kim Saunders, MSN/ED, RN, CWON®, CFCN, has extensive experiences as a wound, ostomy, and continence nurse across a variety of settings, including acute care, hospice, home health and skilled nursing facilities. As a respected expert in her field, Kim evolved her practice to be able to more fully share her insights as co-owner of WOC Consulting, LLC. In this role, she consults with healthcare systems on a variety of challenges that develop related to wound, ostomy, and incontinence-associated dermatitis. Some of the special projects her knowledge has been sought for include: guiding standardization of wound care formularies and pressure-relieving device selections, as well as a myriad of other processes to standardize and improve upon existing skin and wound care delivery. Her wound care experience goes beyond trouble-shooting the most challenging of patient wounds. It also includes expertise regarding the increasingly important ability to incorporate cost-effective care and reimbursement considerations at the bedside.

Kim is an active member of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ and the Advanced Wound Care Society. She has traveled the country extensively to deliver practice-changing wound care trainings to experienced healthcare professionals.  Kim is also the author of the Wound Care Pocket Guide: Clinical Reference, Second Edition (PESI, 2017).


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kim Saunders is the owner of WOC Consulting. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Kim Saunders is a member of the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Society.  

Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


  • Assessment
    • Anatomy & Physiology of the Skin
    • Wound Healing Principles
    • Assessment of the Patient with a Wound
    • Principle of Wound Management
    • Patient & Caregiver Education Principles
    • Nutrition Assessment
  • Treatment
    • Principles of Topical Therapy
    • Wound Cleansing & Dressing Selection
    • Wound Debridement Guidelines
    • Wound Infection
    • Refractory Wounds
  • Wounds in Special Populations
    • Neonates/Pediatric Patients
    • Geriatrics
    • Bariatrics
    • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Mechanical Injuries & Top Down Damage
  • Pressure/Shearing
  • Prevention of Pressure Injuries & Therapeutic Surfaces
  • Lower Extremity Wounds
    • Venous Insufficiency, Lymphedema
    • Arterial Disease
    • Neuropathic Disease
    • Differential Assessment
    • Foot and Nail Care
  • Special Considerations & Complications
    • Infectious Process
    • Dermatology Related
    • Thermal Wounds
    • Traumatic & Surgical Wounds
    • Palliative Wounds
    • Fistula & Tube Management


  1. Assess skin clues regarding wound etiology.
  2. Evaluate patients with compromised nutritional status.
  3. Determine the differences between healing, maintenance, and comfort wound goals.
  4. Analyze bacteria characteristics, loads, and indications for systemic antibiotics.
  5. Prioritize treatment strategies for refractory wounds.
  6. Distinguish between lymphedema, lipedema, and venous insufficiency edema.
  7. Differentiate assessment/treatment for stasis dermatitis, atrophie blanche, lipodermatosclerosis.
  8. Measure level of compression to ankle-brachial index
  9. Establish management guidelines for Stevens-Johnson syndrome & toxic epidermal necrolysis.
  10. Consider the phenomena of Pressure Injuries in the Critically Ill Patient
  11. Specify key considerations in the management of traumatic wounds
  12. Incorporate guidelines for prevention & management of surgical wound complications

Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physical Therapists


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