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Competent wound care clinicians are a necessary asset and essential in providing quality, cost-effective wound care. A competent clinician with advanced clinical knowledge and skills will improve healing outcomes while maintaining best practice and regulatory compliance.

The Advantage Certified Wound Nurse (ACWN) program is a live two-day course created for long-term care nurses caring for residents in post acute care. Our course is designed to build a strong foundation for nurses (LVN/RN) to become excellent wound care clinicians.

The Advantage Certified Wound Nurse (ACWN) Certification Program includes:

  • Expert speakers
  • Color Handout materials
  • Competency checklists
  • Skills Check Stations
  • Written Examination
  • 14 Contact Hours

The program agenda includes topics such as:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin
  • Wound Healing Process
  • Wound Assessment
  • Defensive Documentation
  • Debridement Options
  • Pressure Injuries: Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment
  • Lower Extremity Wound Management; Arterial, Venous and Neuropathic ulcers
  • Strategies for Wound Treatment - Dressing Selection
  • Regulatory Guidance, Federal Citations, Unavoidable Wounds, and Survey Compliance
  • Interactive Hands-on Workshop and Competency Verifications Application of Learning
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