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  • Pre-test
  • Self-Reflection
  • WCPC Syllabus Slides
  • Introduction
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin and Soft Tissue
  • Vascular Wounds - Peripheral Arterial Disease & Ulcerations
  • Venous Insufficiency & Ulcers
  • Lymphedema
  • Impact of Diabetes Mellitus on Wound Healing
  • Assessment and Management of Burns
  • Pressure Injuries
  • Clinical Approach to Atypical Wounds - Assessment, Etiology and Treatment
  • Wound Assessment and Documentation
  • Nutrition Factors and Wound Healing
  • Assessing the Evidence - Clinical Research
  • Debridement
  • Recognizing and Managing Soft Tissue and Bone Infections
  • Topical Therapeutic Interventions
  • The Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Wound Care
  • Biophysical Agents in Wound Care
  • Psychosocial Considerations in Wound Care
  • Ostomy and Fistula Self Study
  • Self Study Section Atypical Wounds
  • Dressings
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Self-Assessment Practice Test
  • Wound Certification Prep Course On-Demand
  • Evaluation
  • Certificate

Wound Certification Prep Course On-Demand


Participants who have successfully completed the live version of this activity are not eligible to receive credit for this enduring material.

WCPC On-Demand access is for the individual user and will only issue credit for one learner.

The Wound Certification Prep Course Syllabus Book:
  • The syllabus book features 214 pages of course content as well as full color images!
  • Over 60% of participants prefer a printed syllabus book to printing slides at home. This is a hassle free way to ease note taking while you continue to study.
  • Take notes during the course then refer back to your syllabus for effortless and organized studying.
  • Syllabus books are shipped on a weekly basis. Please allow 7-10 business days after purchase to receive your printed syllabus.



Suzie Ehmann, PT DPT, CWS, CLT-LANA

Clinical Specialist

Atrium Health Stanly

Albemarle, North Carolina


Hollie Mangrum, PT, DPT, CWS

Director of Field Education

Healogics, Inc.

Collierville, Tennessee


Gregory K. Patterson, MD, FACS, DABS, CWS

Breast, Vascular, Soft Tissue, Skin & Wound Surgery

VITA Surgery

Medical Director, Archbold Center for Wound Healing

Trauma Medical Director, Archbold Level II Trauma Center

Thomasville, Georgia


Lee C. Ruotsi, MD, ABWMS, CWS-P, UHM

Medical Director

Saratoga Hospital Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine

Saratoga Springs, New York


Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, MS, CWS, CEEAA

Vice President of Clinical Affairs

American Medical Technologies

Wimberley, Texas


Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN, CWS

Wound Clinics, Family Health Centers of San Diego

San Diego, CA


Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS

Wound/Education Consultant

Clinician; Saratoga Hospital Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine

Saratoga Springs, New York




After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize the etiology of chronic wounds and extrinsic factors that contribute to and affect wound healing outcomes
  • Explain the phases of wound healing and the associated microenvironment, cellular components and their functions in wound healing
  • Describe specific diagnostic tests, examination tests, lab tests, and measures related to wound assessment and management and the components of documentation
  • Identify methods for recognizing soft tissue and bone infections, bioburden management, and treatment of local and systemic infections
  • Outline specific treatment interventions for chronic wounds including nutritional management, debridement, topical therapies, and biophysical agents


Physicians, Podiatrists, Wound Care Surgeons, Physical Therapists and PTAs, Occupational Therapists and OTAs, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Masters Prepared Nurses, Registered Nurses, Associate Degree Nurses, LPN/LVNs, CNAs, Dietitians, and Sales and Marketing Specialists within wound care.


This on-demand webcast is available with synchronized slides and video. To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the online activity, complete the 30-question post-test with a minimum score of 70% and the evaluation. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to print a certificate or other documentation of credit.

After purchasing access to WCPC On-Demand, participants have 90 days of unlimited access to view the entire program as often as they wish. 

Release date: March 19, 2015
Expiration date: January 12, 2026
Estimated time to complete: 18.25 hours

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137.


The activity is best supported via a computer or device with current versions of the following browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari. A PDF reader is required for print publications. 


Joint Accreditation In support of improving patient care, HMP Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


HMP Education designates this on-demand activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


HMP Education has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 18.25 AAPA Category 1 credits. Approval valid until January 12, 2026.

PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


This continuing nursing education activity awards 18.25 contact hours.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13255 for 18.25 contact hours.


This activity is approved for 18.25 contact hours (1.825 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education (UAN JA0006201-0000-23-063-H01-P).

This educational activity is a knowledge-based activity.

The certificate is not the official record of your participation in the activity. The official record of credit will be the information in CPE Monitor system. The deadline to claim credit is 60 DAYS AFTER ACTIVITY. Following ACPE Policy, HMP Education will not be able to report your claimed credit to CPE Monitor after this 60-day period. Eligibility for pharmacy credit is contingent upon the successful completion of a post-test and/or evaluation for each activity or session attended.

Any participant wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a continuing education activity accredited by HMP Education may contact Samantha Joy, Senior Manager, Accreditation and Compliance, by phone at 609-371-1137, by email at or in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520. Ms. Joy will review the grievance and respond within 30 days of receiving the complaint. 


HMP Education has applied for pre-approved accreditation in California. A list of current approvals are listed below. If you practice in any other state, please consult its PT Board.

Alabama: Will honor any coursework relevant to the practice of Physical Therapy.

Florida: This activity has been approved by the Florida Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. The maximum allowable hours for this program are 17. Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors

Hawaii: The Board will accept continued competence courses in subjects related to either the professional practice of physical therapy or patient/client management from courses approved by another state or jurisdiction's physical therapy board or its equivalent.

Nevada: This activity has been approved by the Nevada Physical Therapy Board for 17 hours; expiration: July 31, 2024.

North Carolina:  This activity is approved by the NCBPTE by virtue of approval by HMP Education for a maximum of 17 hours. 

North Dakota: All competence activities related to physical therapy sponsored by the APTA, State PT Associations, Medical/Educational institutions or certified by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) are automatically approved as "certified activities".

Texas: This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 17 CCUs for PTs and PTAs. Approval: 77027TX; Expiration: 01/28/25

Washington D.C.: WCPC has been pre-approved by the state of Washington DC. Attendees must submit this certificate and any other material into your designated state board in order to receive full approval.



HMP Education is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. HMP Education has approved this activity for a maximum of 18.25 continuing education contact hours.


Clinical Reviewer

Daniel Federman, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Associate Chief of Medicine
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
West Haven, Connecticut

Nurse Planner: Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN, Wound Clinic, Family Health Centers of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Planning Committee

In addition to the faculty listed below, HMP Education planners and staff include Samantha Joy, Mary Johnson, Tiffney Oliver, Randy Robbin and Andrea Zimmerman. 

No planner has disclosed a relevant financial relationship with any commercial interest.


The faculty has reported the following:

Dr. Ehmann: Consultant–3M Healthcare, Medical Solutions Division, Compression Dynamics, Essity, Milliken, Urgo; Speakers Bureau–3M Healthcare, Medical Solutions Division, Compression Dynamics, Essity, L&R, Milliken, Urgo; Grant/Research Support–Essity; Advisory Board–Urgo

Dr. Mangrum: Employee–Healogics, Inc.

Dr. Ruotsi: Consultant–Organogenesis, Inc, Smith & Nephew, Urgo; Speakers Bureau–Organogenesis, Inc, Smith & Nephew. 

Ms. Weir: Speakers Bureau–3M+KCI, Lohmann & Rauscher, Medline Industries, Mölnlycke, Organogenesis Inc., Smith & Nephew; Consultant–Misonix, Moleculight, Urgo. 

Dr. Federman, Dr. Patterson and Ms. Seaman have disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any commercial interest.


HMP Education protects the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants, educational partners, and joint sponsors. HMP Education and our joint sponsors will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual’s consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the appropriate accrediting agency.

HMP Education maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.

Copyright © 2023 by HMP Education. All rights reserved. No part of this accredited continuing education activity may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from HMP Education. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and are not attributable to HMP Education. Clinical judgment must guide each professional in weighing the benefits of treatment against the risk of toxicity. Dosages, indications, and methods of use for products referred to in this activity are not necessarily the same as indicated in the package insert for each product, may reflect the clinical experience of the presenters, and may be derived from the professional literature or other clinical sources. Consult complete prescribing information before administering.

Commercial Support

No commercial interest provided commercial support for this continuing education activity.

Purchase Message

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ABWM Certification:

For clinicians planning to sit for the American Board of Wound Management's Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP®), Certified Wound Specialist (CWS®), or Certified Wound Care Associate (CWCA®) exams, please go to for information on the closest test center in your area.


Course Re-take:

Attendees of WCPC Online or a live program who do not pass their CWSP, CWS, or CWCA exam are eligible to retake the program at a 50% discount to the normal price of the course.

The providers of the Wound Certification Prep Course present this program as an educational opportunity for wound care clinicians to prepare for certification exams and/or obtain general wound care knowledge. Under no circumstances does the provider guarantee that participants of the WCPC program will pass their certification exam or assume any liability around this educational program.

To view the Wound Certification Prep Course On-Demand website, please Click Here.