The Next Level To Your Wound Care Certification

The Next Level To Your Wound Care Certification!

Introducing the DWC® credential
(Diabetic Wound Certified).

This is an advanced, specialized certification in diabetic wound management designed to enhance your current wound certification within the Diabetic field. The DWC credential will demonstrate your proficiency and mastery of essential knowledge and skills of diabetic wound management above basic wound care certification.  Diabetic wound management focuses on overall diabetic wound care and promotion of an optimal wound healing environment, including prevention, therapeutic interventions and rehabilitative interventions.

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What is the Price?
Regular Registration
Individual  – $2,897
Group* (per person) – $2,597
Early Registration**
Individual – $2,597
Group* (per person) – $2,297
Registration includes NAWC exam fees
*Group Rates available to 3 or more registering and paying at the same time.
**Early registration balance due in full 45 days prior to course

How many days is class?
5-Day Class Sessions
Days 1-4:  Concentrated all-day Diabetic Wound Care training sessions

Day 5
NAWC® Wound Care Certification Examination 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
(Administered by National Alliance of Wound Care®) following WCEI’s wound care training.

Who is eligible?
The DWC credential is open to healthcare professionals who currently hold an accredited certification in wound care. (WCC®, CWS®, CWCN®, CWON® and CWOCN®) in addition to:

  • Hold a current, unrestricted license as an LPN/LVN, RN, NP, PT, PTA, OT, MD, DPM, DO or PA
  • Document active involvement in the care of wound care patients, or in management, education or research directly related to wound care for at least one (1) year post basic wound care certification
  • Successfully complete an NAWC approved Diabetic Skin and Wound Management Course
  • Receive a passing score on the Diabetic Wound Certification Examination “The DWC” credential is valid for five (5) years

Course Outline:

  • Anatomy/Physiology of the Foot
  • Epidemiology
  • Pathogenesis Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Diagnostics – Perfusion, Sensory Testing, Biomechanics, Labs, Radiology
  • Hands-On Skill of Total Contact Casting and Sharp Debridement
  • Examination, History, Dermatologic Aspects and Complications, Nail Examination, Structure/Deformities of the Foot and Footwear Assessment
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcer Assessment and Treatment
  • Infection, Debridement, Dressings, Local Wound Care, Adjunctive Therapies, Bio-engineered Products, Negative Pressure Therapy, Growth Factors, Hyperbaric Oxygen, Electrical Stimulation, Offloading, Skin/Nail/Callus Treatment
  • Psychosocial Assessment
  • Prevention
  • Foot Ulcer/Amputation Prevention and Interventions
  • Nutrition
  • Pain Interventions
  • Unsalvageable Foot, Surgical Aspects, Amputee Rehabilitation
  • Multidisciplinary Care Team Model, Overall Diabetic Foot Management Goals, Patient education, Legal Aspects and Referrals

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