Welcome to the Columbia Wound Care Community

COVID-19 Update - Basic Wound Care Course (April 18) Canceled

Dear Columbia Wound Care Community Participant:

Due to COVID-19 virus precautions, Legacy Health has canceled all community events held on Legacy properties until further notice. This includes the Columbia Wound Care Community’s (CWCC) April 18, 2020 Basic Wound Care Class. The CWCC Board of Directors are aware of Oregon’s and Washington’s advisories to limit the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus and we commend Legacy’s leadership in placing the health, well-being and safety of the community as their primary concern.

Our next Basic Wound Care Class is scheduled on September 19th at Legacy Emanuel Conference Center in Portland Oregon. We encourage you to monitor the CWCC website for continued updates on our programs. You can learn more at https://columbiawound.org/.

Is the CWCC refunding my registration fee?

Yes. We are also offering a transfer to our next available Basic Wound Care Course, September 19th at Legacy Emanuel’s Lorenzen Conference Center in Portland. If you would like to cancel your registration for a full refund, please reach out as soon as possible to registrations@wellassembled.com or 503-635-4761, option 2. If you would like to delay your registration to the September 19th course (free of charge), no action is necessary – your registration will automatically roll over to our next course.

We wish everyone the best health during this time, and hope to see you at the September 19th Basic Wound Care Course!


Helen Christians, MOT, WCC

President, CWCC Board of Directors

Who should attend our courses? What are our Learning Objectives?

Our courses offer the most up to date and comprehensive wound care information around! Portland is a mecca for breakthrough wound treatment technology and practitioners, and we pride ourselves on being able to tap into the vast wealth of knowledge of our community.

  • Target Audience: Medical professionals and students practicing in the greater Portland / Vancouver Metropolitan Area. All topics address professional educational gaps identified through a survey of CWCC members.
  • Basic Wound Care Course Practice Gaps: 1. Basic knowledge in how to assess, describe, and diagnose common wounds. 2. Lack of a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan. 3. Knowledge and familiarity with dressing types.
  • Educational Needs: 1. Many health care providers have not had any training in wound care, or, training is inconsistent. 2. Many providers fail to see the interactions between all of the different systems involved in getting a wound to heal. 3. There is an abundance of dressing categories and products on the market and it is difficult to learn them all.
  • Competency Needs: 1. Better education allows providers to completely treat patients with commonly occurring wounds. 2. A comprehensive treatment plan allows for better diagnosis underlying pathology. 3. Familiarity of dressings allows for proper selection of dressings for wound types.
  • Performance: 1. Elevation of the level of knowledge results in decreased healing time and increased percentages of healed wounds. 2. Comprehensive evaluation and treatment plans allow for faster and more accurate diagnosis of wound etiology. 3. Appropriate dressing choices decreases waste and improves patient outcomes.

Our Mission, Vision, and History 

Our Mission
To raise community awareness of scientific advances in wound care and to be a resource to wound care providers through education, consultation, and promotion of evidence-based, advanced wound care practice.

Our Vision
We envision the highest level of wound care being available to people of the Greater Portland / Vancouver Metropolitan Area.

Our History
The Columbia Wound Care Community (CWCC), formerly Columbia Wound Care Consortium, is a group of physicians, nurses, and wound care specialists in the Portland / Vancouver Metropolitan Area who have joined together to promote the fields of wound medicine and hyperbaric medicine. Our members include inpatient and outpatient wound care providers from area hospitals. We share a philosophy of pooling resources and sharing information between local experts to benefit providers and those in need of specialized care of hard to heal wounds.

Our Next Course:

Advanced Wound Care Course on Adjunct Therapies

July 18, 2020

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lorenzen Conference Center, Portland

2801 N Gantenbein Ave, Portland, OR 97227

*Please note tuition rate changes effective December 17, 2019.

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