WOUND CARE ACADEMY

Our Featured Wound Care Instructor

Catherine Koutroumpis, BSN, RN, CWOCN

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Catherine is a Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Specialist (CWOCN) who is resourceful and initiative-taking with a strong sense of teamwork, intuition, and focus on a job well done who thrives in multi-cultural, diverse, and intellectually challenging environments. As a Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Course Coordinator, she is extremely excited about bringing the best course of its kind to nurses across the nation, including here at Educate Simplify.  Catherine received a grant from the US Nurse Corps Loan Repayment program for working in a critically short facility in Washington, DC.  She also received the John C. Davis Scholarship to attend Gardner Webb University for an MSN in Education after plentiful feedback from colleagues and patients on being a “really good teacher”.

You’re a Wound Care Specialist… Now What? A Guide to Maximizing Your Income & Role

This online self-study course is designed to provide wound treatment associates and other wound specialists with guidance on using their certifications in the best manner possible.  This will include developing successful treatment plans, tending to patient wounds, overseeing the quality of care of patients, auditing, product selection, identifying cost savings, decreasing risk management issues, and salary negotiation.

Licensure Eligible for CEUs: RNs and LVNs

CEU Value: 4 Hours

$19.98

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Whole Skin and Wound Care Package

Take the 30 CEUs Whole Skin & Wound Care package!

This thorough set of “all things skin and wounds” modules will take a nurse from basic knowledge to having re-learned everything we should have learned in nursing school, but there never was enough time. This module will cover the following areas of skin health, wound healing and skin breakdown prevention:

  1. Skin Breakdown Risk Assessment & Injury Prevention
  2. Wound Assessments
  3. Pressure Injury Staging
  4. Acute, Chronic and Atypical Wounds
  5. Wound Healing, Topical Therapy and Refractory Wounds
  6. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (Wound Vacs, Incisional Vacs)

*This is not the same course as the Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) course. Please scroll to below for the WTA course if you are interested in preparing to take the WTA certification exam for becoming a specialist.

Licensure Eligible for CEUs: RNs and LVNs

CEU Value: 30 Hours

$99.95

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INDIVIDUAL SKIN & WOUND MODULES

Skin Breakdown Risk & Prevention

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Skin breakdown, particularly hospital acquired pressure injuries, are for the most part preventable.  Knowledgeable nurses are required for this endeavor.  At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand skin function & stressors
  • Understand the nurse’s role in prevention and care
  • Conduct a thorough integumentary assessment
  • Calculate an accurate skin breakdown risk assessment using the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Injury Risk
  • Utilize the Braden score to create individualized skin breakdown prevention care plans

Licensure Eligible for CEUs: RNs and LVNs

CEU Value: 6 Hours

$29.97

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Wound Assessments

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Wounds and skin abnormalities are part of the integumentary system, but are frequently not assessed thoroughly due to gaps in knowledge on what to include and how to go about describing these parameters (parts of a wound assessment).  By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the parameters of a wound assessment
  2. Name anatomical locations correctly
  3. Deduce wound etiology
  4. Stage Pressure Injuries
  5. Properly measure wounds
  6. Identify types of tissue and drainage types
  7. Quantify tissue and drainage amounts
  8. Identify pain, odor, and infection in a wound
  9. Collect a proper wound culture accurately

Licensure Eligible for CEUs: RNs and LVNs

CEU Value: 6 Hours

$29.97

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Basics of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

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Wound vacs are fun, but not if you are unfamiliar with how to place a dressing, troubleshoot an alarm, or educate your patient.  By the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Know the benefits of NPWT
  • Know indications, contraindications and precautions for NPWT
  • Identify desired outcomes of NPWT
  • Know the role of the unit nurse in NPWT
  • View the minimal steps of placing a wound vac dressing
  • Review troubleshooting of dressing and NPWT device

Licensure Eligible for CEUs: RNs and LVNs

CEU Value: 6 Hours

$29.97

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WOUND TREATMENT ASSOCIATE PROGRAM

Why Register?

→ Accredited by WOCN society, preferred expert witnesses by U.S. Justice System

→ 12 Weeks Online

→ 1 Day Skills check

→ Open to LVN, EMTs, PAs, PTs, and RNs

→ Earn 32.25 CEUs for nurses and 21 for PTs

→ Be eligible to take the WTA-C Exam

→ And sign “WTA-C” after your name to indicate wound specialization

→ Fits your busy working schedule

→ ELIGIBLE for the Annual Lifetime Learning Credit Tax Allowance (up to $2000)

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