Clinical skills test site: UW-Eau Claire College of Nursing; 105 Garfield Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54701
Online course start date: January 15, 2018; Clinical skills competency test date: April 14, 2018
This program satisfies a portion of the requirements needed to complete the Wound Treatment Associate Certification. Please see the WOCNCB for a full list of requirements.
Become a Skilled Wound Care Provider. Earn Contact Hours.
The Wound Treatment Associate Program is a Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society-endorsed educational program geared towards non-specialty licensed nurses.
The WTA program is a 13-week online course, with a post-program onsite skills check at the UW-Eau Claire College of Nursing. The WTA Program can help you with daily patient monitoring, pressure ulcer prevention and basic wound management to improve outcomes for your patients.
Major topics covered through the WTA program include: • A&P of Skin and Soft Tissue: Implications for Routine Care • Skin and Tissue Loss Caused by External Factors • Establishing Protocols for Prevention • Legal and Regulatory Issues • Physiology of Wound Healing • Systemic Factors Affecting Repair • Wound Assessment and Documentation • Guidelines for Topical Therapy • Assessment and Management of Refractory Wounds • Management of Arterial/Ischemic Ulcers • Management of Venous Ulcers • Prevention and Management of Neuropathic Ulcers
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