Wound Treatment Associate Online Program
Through the convenience of online learning, the WTA Program can help you with daily patient monitoring, pressure ulcer prevention and basic wound management to improve outcomes for your patients.
|Categories||Professional and Workforce Development Degrees, Certificates, and Courses for Contemporary Learners Health Care Online|
|Program Type||Non-Credit with Credit Option|
|Next Session||Monday, Jan. 15, 2018|
|Schedule||January 15, 2018 through April 14, 2018|
|Later Date||July 23-October 14, 2018|
Who Should Attend
The course is designed for the Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse or military medic/corpsman; however, any health care provider may benefit from this comprehensive certificate program. This course is designed for completion (including written final examinations and skills testing) in three months. You must complete the course within this three month period to receive the credits and certificate.
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
Dr. Laura Kenney is an Adult Nurse Practitioner who is a Board Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse, as well as a Certified Foot and Nail Care Specialist. She has extensive knowledge and background in working with complex wounds, including enterocutanous fistula management, chronic venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers, traumatic wounds, and diabetic foot ulcers. She draws her experience from previous work in a Level 1 Trauma Hospital where she helped create a Wound Program with core training in pressure ulcer prevention, assessment, and treatment. She also assisted in the creation of the facility's Ostomy Program which provides education, management, and support for patients and families with colostomies, ileostomies and urostomies. She currently works at the HealthEast Vascular Clinic and treats a myriad of wounds and skin conditions with primary focus on venous stasis ulcers and edema control. Dr. Kenney has been a CWOCN since 2008. She earned her undergraduate, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice Degrees all at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Her graduate school research focused on the prevention of pressure ulcer development on prolonged surgical spinal cases in the operating room by utilizing a prophylactic bordered silicone foam dressing. She was previously a pressure ulcer advisory group member for the Minnesota Hospital Association's SAFE SKIN collaborative which involves over 100 Minnesota Hospitals. Dr. Kenney's publications and presentations include Minnesota Health Care News, May 2012; Pressure Ulcer Prevention Tips, p. 14-17; Strategies in Primary Care Medicine Conference; Skin Deep: Nuts and Bolts of Wound care; Minnesota Hospital Association, SAFE SKIN Patient and family education video; Minnesota Hospital Association, SAFE SKIN Virtual Conference, Presenter on the Skin Wound Action Team. She was also nominated for Innovation of the Year Award in 2012 for pressure ulcer prevention.