Fundamentals in Wound Care

Location: Springhill Suites, 511 Lady Street, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Cost: $250, includes all lab fees and materials
Course Length: Program begins on Friday at 1:00 p.m. and end on Saturday at 6:00 p.m.

This program guides physicians, nurses, and other health care regarding the principles and practices involved in the assessment and management of patients with complicated or chronic wounds. The course offers an actual in-class, hands-on lab experience, to include, surgical debridement, Semmes Weinstein monofilament exam for LOPS, ABI testing and multi-layer compression dressing applications.

Upon course completion, participants will be able to perform wound assessments, select appropriate wound dressings, and understand the application of advanced therapeutic modalities.

Physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals who provide wound care are encouraged to attend.

Registration for this event is handled by RegOnline. Please use the link below to proceed to the appropriate registration page(s).

Registration Fee:

$250 registration fee for all attendees.

The full fee is payable in advance and includes all course materials. Early registration is advised because of limited enrollment for each course.

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A room block has been arranged at the Marriott Springhill Suites in the Vista. Special rates starting at $129 - $134 a night are offered to registered attendees, for single or double occupancy. The Marriott Springhill Suites will provide airport transportation and daily transportation to and from the hospital for the days of the training course at no additional cost. Complimentary breakfast will be included per night. Wireless internet and self-parking are also provided at no charge.

To book rooms contact the hotel at the following number:

Shriya Patel

Program begins on Friday at 1:00 p.m. and end on Saturday at 6:00 p.m.

Course Dates *

* Primary Training in Hyperbaric Medicine preceeds each Fundamentals in Wound Care course.

  • March 16 - 17, 2018
  • May 4 - 5, 2018
  • June 22 - 23, 2018
  • August 24 - 25, 2018
  • October 19 - 20, 2018
  • December 7 - 8, 2018

Download the 2018 Educational Calendar in PDF format

Faculty includes:

  • Valerie Short, RN, ACHRN, CWCN, CWS, CMBS, FACCWS
  • J. Jeffrey Brown, MD, FACS; General Surgery
  • Harold Friedman, MD, PhD FACS; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Mirsad Mujadzic, MD, MSci; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • NBS Nursing Team

Full Disclosure Statement

All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by National Baromedical Services, Inc. are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity.

  • Physiology of Normal Wound Repair: Healing Impediments
  • Venous Stasis Ulcer Evaluation and Management
  • Arterial Insufficiency Ulcer Evaluation and Management
  • Diabetic Wounds of the Lower Extremity Evaluation and Management
  • Pressure Ulcer Evaluation and Management
  • Non-Surgical Wound Management Options: Topical Agents and Wound Dressings
  • Debridement Overview
  • Debridement Skills Lab
  • Growth Factors, Cellular and/or Tissue Based Products
  • Nutritional Evaluation and Optimization
  • Reimbursement; Coding; Compliance
  • Pathways to Certification
  • Additional Skills Lab: A hands-on practicum lab including dressing application, debridement, Semmes Weinstein monofilament exam for LOPS, ABI testing and multi-layer compression dressings

Accreditation Statements

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) and National Baromedical Services, Inc. The UHMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statements

13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits — The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

14 Category B hours — National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology

13.25 Nursing Contact Hours — This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

UHMS Disclaimer

Joint provider, the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc (UHMS) provides only administrative approval for the Continuing Medical Education (CME) aspects of this course. Consequently, the approaches, views, statements, and opinions expressed in the lectures and materials being presented are those of the course's authors, lecturers and director(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the UHMS. A detailed description of UHMS course sponsor relationships is available on the UHMS website at

Is this course approved for wound certification testing?

"This course has been formally approved through accredited providers as an education program. Healthcare professionals who meet other eligibility requirements may use the hours completed during this course towards reaching the total number required to sit for wound certification examinations. This course alone will not provide the total number of hours necessary to meet eligibility requirements when using the experiential option. Since there are many choices available, healthcare providers planning to obtain wound certification are encouraged to verify criteria specific to the organization for which they intend to apply beforehand".