A Comprehensive Guide to Wound Care: Tools for the Everyday Clinician

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A Comprehensive Guide to Wound Care: Tools for the Everyday Clinician


Wound Care and Management is an area that often dictates a client’s outcome. Yet, many clinicians feel uncomfortable providing care and management in this area.  Wounds and poor skin integrity can influence the placement and improvement of a client more that many other factors. Furthermore, billions of dollars are spent annually on healing and managing these conditions.

Few programs address this need with their clinicians. As a result, this leads to a sense of dis-empowerment and a tendency to ignore skin care as a primary outcome measure. As a nurse or therapist working directly with patients, we all have a responsibility to our patients to have a knowledge of how to manage wounds and chronic skin breakdown, documentation and goal setting in this area, and the importance of prevention.

This seminar discusses and demonstrates common causes and physiology of wounds, assessments that all clinicians will feel comfortable with, up-to-date management techniques and documentation/goal setting guidelines. Useful ‘cheat sheets’, assessment tools, supplies and an extensive manual inform the package that is included with this practical and user-friendly seminar.

Most of all, we have adapted this information to then be immediately applicable to the working clinician, with tools and resources that can be used the next day!

A Comprehensive Guide to Wound Care- Tools for the Everyday Clinician: Course Schedule

This course is taught live: in-person and virtually; and also as a self-paced/independent option.

  • 07:45: Sign in/Register
  • 08:00-09:30: Objectives, Myth busters, Anatomy, Wound Terminology
  • 09:30-09:45: Morning Break
  • 09:45-10:30: Types of Wounds
  • 10:30-11:00: ‘Guess that Wound’ Lab
  • 11:00-12:00: Assessment and Documentation
  • 12:00-13:00: Lunch
  • 13:00-13:45: Wound healing/abnormalities
  • 13:45-14:30: Wound Cleansing/Dressing
  • 14:30-14:45 Afternoon Break
  • 14:45-15:15 Wound Cleansing/Dressing Lab
  • 15:15-1600: Nutrition, Prevention/Interventions
  • 16:00-16:30: Positioning Lab
  • 16:30: Conclusion/Questions

A Comprehensive Guide to Wound Care


  • Identify the components of skin anatomy and how these components relate to wound care
  • Understand common wound care terminology used
  • Differentiate between different types of wounds
  • Appreciate appropriate techniques to measure, assess and document wounds
  • Identify the stages in the wound healing process
  • Differentiate between different types of basic wound care treatments, identify which treatment to use
  • Identify abnormalities related to wound healing
  • Appreciate appropriate implementation of interventions to prevent and heal wounds
  • Design an individualized wound treatment plan to teach patients and caregivers
  • Understand the importance of developing a Wound Care Program and review your facility’s needs

What makes this course different?

There are many didactic seminars covering various wound care treatment strategies. However, this hands-on and dynamic seminar provides a thorough and efficient look through some of the most usable and effective interventions, and brings the information to an easy-to-use level with excellent manuals, supplies, handouts, and tools developed by consultants at ARC. These copyrighted tools are included with your course admission and will ensure that the information you learn can be translated back into practice the very next day!

ARC also provides thorough follow up post seminar, as it is our mission to provide practical education to the busy healthcare professional. Additionally, you will have access to an online support group after attending an ARC Seminar. This will give you support and continued education, as well as peer interaction and guidance for carrying out interventions and troubleshooting. You can also reach ARC Consultants for personal guidance at any time, to make sure that your education is paying for itself.

Meet your presenter!

wound care for the everyday clinicianMichelle Ball BSN, CRRN, WCC is a Registered Nurse with 8 years experience in acute and sub acute rehab. Michelle has Graduated from Wilmington University with her BSN and is currently pursing her Masters in Nursing Leadership. In addition, Michelle is a Certified Rehab RN through the Association of Rehab Nurses. She is also certified in Wound Care through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy.  Michelle is passionate about rehab and wound care. She has helped develop and implement a wound program in the rehab setting. Furthermore, she completes weekly wound care rounds with a Wound Care NP. Michelle has also taught CRRN preparation courses.

Michelle loves that in rehab we help our patients get better and reach their goals. “My passion is helping to develop others. I love working to educate nurses and therapists to improve patient outcomes”.

Disclosures: Financial- Michelle is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Michelle has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Who should attend?

    • Rehab Directors
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Nurses
    • Physical Therapists
    • Physical Therapist Assistants
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Occupational Therapy Assistants

Testimonials and Photographs


Up to date, engaging, and hands on content

We have worked with Emily and Ruth on two courses the past few months and have had a great experience on both occasions.  ARC seminars provides up to date, engaging, and hands on content that my clinicians are excited to bring back to their patients to help them achieve the best possible outcomes.  We look forward to working with them again in the future to introduce additional treatment approaches for some of our most challenging patient populations.

Follow Up and Online Support

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other clinicians for support and guidance in the development of your own treatments. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

Contact us here to arrange an on-site consultation, or to seek support and assistance!

Relevant Disclosures:

This course is intended to educate the learner about skin and wound management.

Financial- Michelle Ball is compensated as an instructor by ARC Seminars. She holds a ‘Wound Care Certified’ credential from the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy Care.

Non-financial- Michelle has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.


We are committed to accessibility of education for all our learners, and have made every effort to make sure that all aspects of our courses are considered in order to ensure accessibility to all. However, if you require special accommodations, please contact Emily Cahalan at emily@arcseminars.net at least 7 days prior to course commencement, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Units

This seminar contains intermediate level content.

Occupational Therapists: ARC Seminars is an AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education, APP #000087. This course has been approved for 0.7 AOTA CEUs.





Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 7 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 02/18/2023.  Approval Number: CS110-2021-APTAKY.  Most other states will accept continuing education offerings that are approved by the APTA.

ARC Seminars is an California Board of Physical Therapy Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

Please contact us at info@arcseminars.net for your specific state requirements.

Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course and receive continuing education units, the participant must:

  • Pay registration fee
  • Sign in and out on the course days on the attendee log
  • Keep camera on at all times (if attending virtually)
  • Complete the post-course evaluation


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