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Wound Care Course (WCC)

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Wound Care Course (WCC)

This 13-hour program is designed to help physicians, nurses, physical therapists and other health care professionals understand appropriate assessment and clinical management of all types of chronic wounds.

The Wound Care Course is not a certification course and it is not a prerequisite to any certifications.

General Information

Continuing Education

Disclosures & Disclaimers

Schedule

FAQs

Goals

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to perform wound assessment, select appropriate wound dressings, and understand the application of advanced therapeutic modalities. Completion of this course does not constitute certification or credentialing.

Who Should Attend?

Physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and other health care professionals who provide wound care.

Faculty

Click here to learn more about the faculty members for each of our courses.

Tuition

$250 (USD)

Location

This course is held at the Drury Plaza Hotel located in downtown San Antonio, Texas.  The Drury Plaza Hotel is located directly on the San Antonio Riverwalk and is in walking distance from many downtown restaurants and shops.

Drury Plaza Hotel
105 S. St. Mary’s St.
San Antonio, Texas 78205
210-270-7799

  • Classroom: Frio Room (River Level)*
  • Office: Sabinal Room (River Level)*

*These are our regular rooms, but it is possible that they change.  You will be informed via email if the course location changes.

Click here for more information and group numbers

Topics

  • Anatomy & Physiology of Wound Healing
  • General Principles of Wound Care
  • Topical Wound Care
  • Advanced Wound Care Modalities
  • Surgical Options for the Diabetic Foot
  • Wound Bed Preparation
  • Arterial Ulcers
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Venous Ulcers
  • Commonly Misdiagnosed Wounds
  • Case Studies

Skills Laboratories

  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Wound Dressing Products
  • Ankle Brachial Index
  • Multi-Layer Compression Wrap
  • Sensory Testing

Travel Schedule

Lectures will begin on Friday at 1:00 p.m. you may check in starting at 12:30 p.m. The course ends at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. If you plan to leave San Antonio on Saturday, you should select a flight that departs after 8:00 p.m.

Physicians

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) and International ATMO, Inc. The UHMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The UHMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact hours: 8.25

Disclosures and Disclaimers

Disclosure: All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by International ATMO are expected to disclose to the participants any financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner financial relationships will be made at the activity.

Disclaimer: The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only. The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.

WCC Course Sample Schedule

Location

This course is held at the Drury Plaza Hotel located in downtown San Antonio, Texas.  The Drury Plaza Hotel is located directly on the San Antonio Riverwalk and is in walking distance from many downtown restaurants and shops.

Drury Plaza Hotel
105 S. St. Mary’s St.
San Antonio, Texas 78205
210-270-7799

  • Classroom: Frio Room (River Level)*
  • Office: Sabinal Room (River Level)*

*These are our regular rooms, but it is possible that they change.  You will be informed via email if the course location changes.

Click here for more information and group numbers

When should I travel?

  • Arrival – Lectures begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon.
  • Departure – The course ends at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.  If you plan to leave San Antonio on Saturday, you should select a flight that departs after 8:00 p.m.

Materials

  • Course notebook with lecture outlines and handout material (yours to keep)
  • Pen (yours to keep)
  • (Reference books will be available for your use during the course)

Meals

  • Participants staying at the Drury Plaza should take advantage of the free continental breakfast offered by the hotel
  • Beverages will be provided throughout the day
  • Participants are responsible for all meals

Dress Code

Comfortable clothes are appropriate.  You will be spending many hours in the classroom each day.  Classroom tends to be cold so bring a sweater or long sleeve shirt to class.

Upon Course Completion

Upon completion of the course participants will a letter of completion from International ATMO, Inc.  The Undersea and Hyperbaric medical Society will provide CME certificates to physicians.  Attendees who leave prior to the completion of the course are not eligible to receive a course completion certificate.

Airport

Airport Code (SAT).  San Antonio International Airport is approximately 9 miles from downtown and the River Walk and is directly linked via US Hwy. 281.  (AIRPORT INFORMATION 210-207-3411) http://www.sanantonio.gov/SAT

Parking

Most hotels in the downtown area have fees for parking.  Parking garages in the downtown area range in price beginning at $9 and up per day.  Hotel parking is sometimes more expensive.  If you are driving from your hotel to the Drury Plaza Hotel daily, you may park in the Drury’s valet parking garage for $10 per day.  Parking fees are the responsibility of the student.

 

 

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