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Digital Seminar

Wound Care Certification Prep Course

Kim Saunders, MSN/ED, RN, CWON®, CFCN
11 Hours 49 Minutes
Audio and Video
Apr 03, 2014
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  • Prepare yourself for a variety of wound care cert exams including CWCN, CWS & WCC
  • Enhance your skills in:
    • Assessment
    • Wound Bed Management
    • Differentiating
    • Comprehensive Treatment Etiology
  • Practice exams, pocket photo guide & more included to help you succeed!

This program will give you the edge you need to prepare for and pass a variety of wound certification exams including the CWCN, CWS and WCC programs. Enjoy a unique presentation package that includes pictures and case scenarios that will make this information ‘stick’ in your memory. You will also receive our unique pocket guide that serves as a great visual learning tool as well as an ongoing reference source. Access to our nursing success network website will finalize your preparation with practice tests and additional learning resources.

You will learn about the latest in 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. Take advantage of all this program has to offer and prepare yourself for your wound care certification exam by signing up for this proven program today!



Principles of Assessment

Wound Characteristics

  • Size, tracts, & location
  • Wound base & margins
  • Surrounding skin
  • Drainage, odor, pain

Wound Healing Process

  • Full & partial thickness
  • Wound phases
  • Wound stagnation

Address Wound Bed Goals Systematically


  • Symptoms
  • Cultures
  • Mesh, hardware, bone
  • Prevention
  • Treatment

Differential Assessment to Identify Etiologic Factors


  • Nutrition: its impact on wound healing
  • Immunosuppression
  • Glucose Control
  • Perfusion

Non-viable tissue

  • When to debride
  • Contraindications to debridement
  • Types of debridement

Chronic symptoms – Causes & Treatment Options

  • Epibole
  • Biofilm

Management Considerations

  • Skin Considerations
  • Drainage Management (Product Determinations per Specific Wound Presentations)
  • Wound Bed Management Considerations
  • When to Refer


Best Practice/Standard of Practice per Etiology



Primary, secondary, tertiary intention




  • Skin tears & burns
  • Friction & shearing

Pressure Ulcer

  • Risk Assessment
  • Staging
  • Standard of practice
  • Management options
  • Complications to consider

Moisture Associated

  • Peri-wound
  • Peri-stomal
  • Incontinence-associated
  • Intertriginous dermatitis

Venous Stasis

  • Risk Assessment
  • Differential symptoms, work-up & management options
  • Complications to consider


  • Risk Assessment
  • Differential symptoms, work-up & management options
  • Complications to consider


  • Risk Assessment
  • Differential symptoms, work-up & management options
  • Complications to consider


  • Clinical presentation
  • Wound bed goals & treatment options


  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Vasculitic ulcers
  • Pyoderma gangrenosum


  • Necrotizing fasciitis & MRSA
  • Viral & Fungal


  • Predisposing factors
  • Clinical presentation & treatment options


  • Predisposing factors
  • Clinical presentations & treatment options


  • Degree of damage
  • Treatment options


  • Define the principles of assessment.
  • Differentiate the etiology of varying wound presentations.
  • Identify early signs of wound complications.
  • Recognize the etiology of wound stagnation.
  • Critically analyze multiple treatment options for each type of wound presentation (deep-wet, deep-dry, shallow-wet, and shallow-dry).
  • Distinguish systemic factors that require advanced therapies.
  • Compare and contrast when to treat and when to refer a patient.
  • Identify atypical wound presentation.
  • Describe local wound treatment options of neoplastic wounds.
  • Identify early complications of surgical wounds.
  • Explain treatment options for fistulas.
  • Design treatment options for copious draining wounds.
  • Specify standard of practice prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.
  • Differentiate between moisture-associated skin damage and pressure ulcers.
  • Identify standard of practice venous and arterial work-up and treatment options.
  • Compile neuropathic presentation and treatment options.


* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

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

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 11.5 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.

Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 11.5 self-study contact hours.

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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 14.0 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.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 11.6 self-study continuing education credits.

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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 11.5 continuing competency hours.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 11.5 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.

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 11.5 CE credit hours.

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 14.0 contact hours.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 11.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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.

Target Audience

Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapy Assistants, Physician Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals


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