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Online or Onsite Diabetic Skin and Wound Management Course - Partner03-OT

Online or Onsite Diabetic Skin and Wound Management Course

Partner03-OT

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (2.65 AOTA CEU)

Price: $2597.00

Summary:

The diabetic wound management program focuses on overall diabetic wound care and promotion of an optimal wound healing environment including prevention, limb salvage, therapeutic and rehabilitative interventions. Board Certification as a Diabetic Wound Certified® (DWC®) is available through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO®) for eligible candidates by examination after completion of the course.

Objectives:

  • Describe the difference between type I and type II diabetes.
  • Discuss overall epidemiology of diabetes and incidence of diabetic foot ulcers.
  • Discuss the basic anatomy and physiology of the foot.
  • Describe the gait cycle.
  • Identify two of the major functions of normal gait.
  • List the six clinical presentations of diabetic neuropathy.
  • List the neuropathic pain descriptors of distal symmetrical sensorimotor polyneuropathy.
  • Differentiate characteristics of somatic and autonomic nervous system.
  • Identify five components of a comprehensive diabetes foot exam.
  • Summarize risk factors, causes and classification of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).
  • Name and explain characteristics of at least three common skin complications associated with diabetes.
  • Discuss overall effects of diabetes and impaired wound healing.
  • Classify diabetic foot infections and choose treatments based on this classification.
  • Summarize assessment findings and treatment recommendations for diabetic foot ulcers complicated by osteomyelitis.
  • Explain the theory of moist wound healing.
  • Identify five factors which enhance or impede the wound healing process.
  • Identify five different dressing categories for topical wound management.
  • Select safe topical treatment options based upon wound assessment and goal of wound care.
  • Select appropriate diabetic foot ulcer treatments and interventions, based upon wound characteristics and goal of treatment.
  • Demonstrate procedure for conservative sharp debridement.
  • Explain the rationale for offloading and footwear in the patient with neuropathy.
  • Distinguish at what point in the diabetic wound one should consider “adjuvant therapy."
  • Explain the importance of nutritional interventions and glucose control for the wounded diabetic.
  • Describe and differentiate examples of diabetes related distress and diabetes associated depression.
  • Define two clinical terms associated with pain.
  • Identify four characteristics of peripheral arterial disease.
  • Summarize types of pain and potential complications experienced post-amputation.
  • Demonstrate application of total contact cast.
  • Summarize basic nail and skin care recommendations for the person with diabetes.
  • Describe three interventions or methods to assist patient in compliance with care plan.
  • Demonstrate procedure for trimming and filing toenails.
  • List three types of adult learners, and describe one example of each.
  • Discuss importance of evidence-based standards of care and specify examples of two diabetes associated practice guidelines.
 
 
Diabetic Wound Care® (DWC®) Credential
Eligible nurses, therapist or physicians may sit for the prestigious DWC® board examination provided by NAWCO®.
 
NAWCO® is the largest and fastest growing credentialing board, dedicated to the advancement and promotion of excellence in wound care and ostomy management.
 
Diabetic Wound Management course is offered in two options;
  • Onsite classroom
  • Online home study course
 
Onsite course tuition includes:
  • Onsite classroom training
  • Continuing education contact hours upon completion
  • WCEI® Diabetic Skin and Wound Care Management course workbook
  • Three hands-on labs including: Total Contact Casting; Diabetic Nail Debridement; Conservative Sharp Debridement
  • Tools, including: business tote bag, pen, highlighter, nail brush, nail nippers, cuticle stick, lotion, total contact cast kit and model foot
  • Learning aides: glossary, sample questions and more
  • Pre-exam certification review (course review)
  • Exclusive access to resource materials
  • Networking lunches (at most locations)
 
Online course tuition includes:
  • Self-paced learning with access to course modules for 90-days
  • Continuing education contact hours upon completion
  • WCEI® Diabetic Skin and Wound Care Management course workbook
  • Learning aides: glossary, sample questions and more
  • Pre-exam certification review (course review)
  • Exclusive access to resource materials
  • Live instructor tutoring available by appointment
 
The Wound Care Education Institute is a division of OnCourse Learning and this educational activity is provided by OnCourse Learning.
 

Course Originally Released on: 6/15/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/21/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/9/2020

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Price: $2597.00