I am an LPN that works in LTC, Neuro Rehab, and a Specialized Wound Care Clinic.
My advice as to how to deepen your knowledge, experience, and confidence around wounds is a combination of all above with the addition of shadowing at a Wound Clinic/Unit. It is a wonderful way to network, increase your exposure to different wounds with different etiologies, as well as testing out who has LPN's and what the Scope is for that Clinic.
For me, the challenge of Wound Care and learning is EXPOSURE! You need to keep the volume up to: learn, differentiate, and build competencies around wounds. Once I took several wound care courses I shadowed at a wound clinic at the Hospital and was eventually hired
The learning curve is huge, and very interesting. The ladies I work with have A Maters's in Wound Science in addition to R.N BSN. I trained on a Burn Unit and Vascular surgery, that is another very cool area to shadow: a Burn UNit.
There are wonderful sites such as Wounds International, Wounds UK etc, amongst many other reputable resources.
In the meantime may I suggest a few areas that will really benefit your Nursing practice around wounds?
* Diabetic Ulcers, and Neuropathy
* Venous Ulcers and Arterial
* the difference between infection and inflammation: in particular in chronic wounds
* Edema and wounds
* pressure ulcers!!
Keep us posted, and good luck