Improved Pressure Ulcer Care Allows Wound Care Education Institute to Partner with Wisconsin Organizations for Second Time

Wound Care Education Institute

WCEI to Partner with Wisconsin Organizations for Second Time

As a result of a successful collaboration in 2008, Wound Care Education Institute® (WCEI) will again partner with the, Wisconsin Health Care Association, Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging and Metastar, in a statewide initiative directed at educating nurses within long-term care facilities in skin and wound management and the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers (also known as bedsores). The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel defines a pressure ulcer as a localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony area, as a result of pressure. This initiative also allows these nurses the opportunity to become certified in wound care as a WCC® (Wound Care Certified).

WCEI will provide wound care training at a reduced price to 200 experienced nurses working in Wisconsin long-term care facilities. Upon successful completion of the training, those nurses become eligible for WCC certification through the National Alliance of Wound Care® (NAWC®). The National Alliance of Wound Care is a nonprofit credentialing board and member association dedicated to the advancement of excellence in wound care through the certification of wound care practitioners in the United States.

“We are excited that the Wisconsin healthcare organizations invited us to continue on the accomplishments of their 2008 initiative to improve patient care. The success of that program has allowed us to expand this initiative to a second phase in 2011”, said Nancy Morgan RN, BSN, WCC, Co-Founder of the Wound Care Education Institute.

Classes and WCC examinations will commence in early 2011. For complete details of the WI Wound Care Initiative, please go to the website, http://www.wcei.net.

2011 Classes
Feb 28 – March 4, 2011     March 21-25, 2011
April 18-22, 2011

Madison, WI     Lake Geneva, WI     King, WI

About the Wound Care Education Institute
The mission of the Wound Care Education Institute is to develop multi-disciplinary wound care professionals in the United States by offering educational programs and clinical support, based on up-to-date wound care research, trends, and evidence-based practice. The Wound Care Education Institute offers a comprehensive skin and wound care training program at locations throughout the United States.

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