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Become a Wound Care Market Specialist

Thursday, December 16th, 2010
Become a Wound Care
Market Specialist (CWCMS™)


The Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI®) offers a comprehensive skin and wound care training program and certification credential for Sales and Marketing professionals that are employed in the wound care industry.

By earning your CWCMS™ as a wound care sales professional you can:

  • Increase your Revenue Potential
  • Enhance your Customer Base
  • Improve your Competitive Edge

SKIN AND WOUND MANAGEMENT COURSE
The WCEI skin and wound management course is a 30 hour classroom course that is offered at various locations around the US. The course focuses on the best practices in wound care, the science behind healing wounds, and the most current standards of practice.

Purpose
The purpose of the certification credential is to raise the professional standards of the wound care sales industry by giving special acknowledgment and recognition of a sales professional’s body of knowledge in the area of skin and wound care management; to promote consumer protection and to confer peer and public recognition to those individuals who have demonstrated a high level of technical competence, ethical responsibilities, and knowledge of the skills and standards of practice  in the wound care industry.

Credentials
To achieve the CWCMS™ credential, candidates must satisfy all educational requirements and must demonstrate valid level of understanding and knowledge of skin and wound care management by achieving a passing score on the Certified Wound Care Market Specialist certification examination.  A credential is awarded for a five (5) year period. Upon expiration of the credentialing term, certificants are required to re-certify with WCEI to maintain their credential.

Role of CWCMS™
The CWCMS™ provides products and/or services that assist the consumer in the management and treatment of the skin, acute and/or chronic wounds. The CWCMS™ plays an important supportive role to the health care provider through education and resources for optimum patient outcomes in skin and wound care management.

Skin and Wound Management is a specialized area that focuses on overall skin care and promotion of an optimal wound environment, including prevention, therapeutic interventions and rehabilitative interventions.

Skin and Wound Management requires the skills of the interdisciplinary team that includes the physician, nurses, WCC®, CWCMS™, dietitian, physical therapist, occupational therapist, social workers, and other health care disciplines or providers depending upon each individual patient assessment.

Earning the CWCMS™ certification offers many advantages and benefits:
•   Demonstrates to customers, competitors, suppliers, staff  and investors support of wound
care industry best practices
•   Demonstrates a solid commitment to the wound care industry, and a determination to
acquire best practices and advanced skills.
•   Adds an independent 3rd-party professional recognition and validation of competency
•   Mark of accomplishment and facilitates acceptance from industry and peers by providing
a measure of status and credibility
•   Demonstrates dedication to career-long enhancement of knowledge and skills by keeping
up with developments in the wound care industry
•   Competitive edge
•   Gain insight into the world of clinical wound care
•   The opportunity to make contact with over 7000 healthcare professionals who have gone
through WCEI’s wound care course

The Skin and Wound Management Course is taught in a fun, relaxed and professional environment.  The classes are upbeat, positive, high energy and designed specifically for health care professionals. Classes are interactive to maintain participants’ energy and interest levels; and all of the instructors are dynamic presenters who use lots of visuals, a variety of learning styles, interesting examples and humor as part of their instruction styles.  We promise you won’t be bored.

Pre-requisite Online Training Module
The WCEI Certified Wound Care Market Specialist online training program is a self-paced training module that takes approximately 1½ – 2 hours to complete. The online training module is a pre-requisite for the CWCMS™ certification examination. Instructions for completion and online access are given to applicant upon application approval.

Content includes:
1.    Demographics and Economic Impact of Wounds
2.    Wound Care Consumers
3.    Wound Care Challenges in the Different Healthcare Market Segments
4.    Medicare Reimbursement
5.    Wound Care Sales Best Practices
6.    Dealing with Wound Care Consumers
7.    Communication with Physicians
8.    CWCMS™ Code of Ethics

Content of Examination
The CWCMS™ certification exam is an objective, multiple choice test consisting of up to 100 questions and is available in a paper & pencil format with a total testing time of two (2) hours.
The questions for the certification examination are prepared by the CWCMS™ Certification Committee and teams of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).  The examination questions are written to assess cognitive levels of knowledge, comprehension, application and analysis related to skin and wound management along with industry ethics.

The examination is weighted in approximately the following breakdown:

Skin Basics and Wound Etiology 10%
Tissue Management 5%
Risk Identification and Prevention 10%
Wound Assessment 15%
Wound Healing and Monitoring 10%
Treatment Recommendations 35%
Legal, ethics, and policy 15%

  • Click here to view our detailed course curriculum.
  • Click here for more details on CWCMS certification
  • Click here to download the CWCMS™ certification handbook and application
  • Click here to view course dates and locations

NAWC Board Member, Ottamissiah Moore Invited to the 2010 National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) Founders Leadership Institute

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

NAWC® Board Member, Ottamissiah Moore Invited to the 2010
National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) Founders Leadership Institute

Glendale Wisconsin- August 2, 2010, The National Alliance of Wound Care® (NAWC) today announced that NAWC board member Ottamissiah (Missy) Moore, LPN, CLNI, WCC, GC, CHPLN will be admitted to the 2010 class of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) Founders Leadership Institute. “This invitation is a huge achievement for Missy and speaks highly of her work and dedication to nursing. All of us from the National Alliance of Wound Care congratulate Missy on receiving this prestigious honor, said Debbie Hecker, RN, MBA, WCC, Executive Director. The Institute will be held on Friday, August 6, 2010 in conjunction with the 8th annual NBNA Institute and Conference in San Diego, CA August 3-8, 2010.
The Institute includes an influential group of speakers who will discuss professional and personal nursing experiences. Each attendee will be teamed up with a mentor to help guide them through the day long journey. The Institute is designed to provide the tools, resources and insight to help its invited attendees achieve their goal as professional level leaders.
About NBNA
The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) is a non-profit organization which represents 150,000 African American registered nurses, licensed vocational/practical nurses, nursing students and retired nurses from the USA, Eastern Caribbean and Africa, with 79 chartered chapters in 34 states. The NBNA was organized in 1971 under the leadership of Dr. Lauranne Sams, former Dean and Professor of Nursing at the Tuskegee University School of Nursing, Tuskegee, Alabama. For more information about the NBNA, visit their website at www.nbna.org.
About NAWC
The NAWC is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the advancement and promotion of excellence in wound care through the certification of wound care practitioners. NAWC is the largest professional wound care credentialing and membership organization in the United States. The NAWC is among an elite group of more than 90 credentialing organizations that have received and maintained National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accreditation. For more information about the WCC, Wound Care Certified certification, visit the website at www.nawccb.org.
Contact Information:
Fred Berg, CWCMS
Director of Marketing and Business Development
National Alliance of Wound Care
877-922-6292, ext 706
Fax: 1-800-352-8339
fberg@nawccb.org

Genesis Medical Group becomes first CWCMS class!

Saturday, August 1st, 2009
Gensis Medical Group

Gensis Medical Group

Recently, a Wound Care Certification course was held in Aloha OR and The Genesis Medical Group became the first CWCMS class (Certified Wound Care Market Specialist). The Wound Care Education Institute would like to welcome the Genesis Medical Group to the WCEI family. Congrats!

For more information about becoming Wound Care Certified or a CWCMS (Certified Wound Care Market Specialist), log on to WCEI.net

WCEI Announces New Certification , Certified Wound Care Market Specialist

Monday, June 1st, 2009
Certified Wound Care Market Specialist
CWCMS™

Product Sales Representative Certification
The Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) is devoted and passionate regarding the advancement and
promotion of excellence in wound care.
To this mission, WCEI is excited to announce the introduction of the Certified Wound Care Market
Specialist (CWCMS™)
, a certification credential for sales professionals that
are employed in the wound care industry.

Be part of the excitement!

Purpose
The purpose of the certification credential is to raise the professional standards of the wound care sales industry by giving special  acknowledgment and recognition of a sales professional’s body of knowledge in the area of skin and wound  care management; to promote consumer protection and to confer peer and public recognition to those individuals who have demonstrated a high level of technical competence, ethical responsibilities, and knowledge of the skills and standards of practice  in the wound care industry.

Credentials
To achieve the CWCMS™ credential, candidates must satisfy all educational requirements and must demonstrate valid level of understanding and knowledge of skin and wound care management by achieving a passing score on the Certified Wound Care Market Specialist certification examination.  A credential is awarded for a five (5) year period.   Upon expiration of the credentialing term, Certificants are required to re-certify with WCEI to maintain their credential.

Role of CWCMS™
The CWCMS™ provides products and/or services that assist the consumer in the management and treatment of the skin, acute and/or chronic wounds.  The CWCMS™ plays an important supportive role to the healthcare provider through education and resources for optimum patient outcomes in skin and wound care management.

Skin and Wound Management is a specialized area that focuses on overall skin care and promotion of an optimal wound environment, including prevention, therapeutic interventions and rehabilitative interventions.

Skin and Wound Management requires the skills of the interdisciplinary team that includes the physician, nurses, WCC®, CWCMS™, dietitian, physical therapist, occupational therapist, social workers, and other health care disciplines or providers depending upon each individual patient assessment.

Earning the CWCMS™ certification offers many advantages and benefits including:
•   Demonstrates to customers, competitors, suppliers, staff  and investors support of wound
care industry best practices
•   Demonstrates a solid commitment to the wound care industry, and a determination to
acquire best practices and advanced skills.
•   Adds an independent 3rd-party professional recognition and validation of competency
•   Mark of accomplishment and facilitates acceptance from industry and peers by providing a
measure of status and credibility
•   Demonstrates dedication to career-long enhancement of knowledge and skills by keeping
up with developments in the wound care industry
•   Competitive edge
•   Gain insight into the world of clinical wound care
•   The opportunity to make contact with over 7000 healthcare professionals who have gone
through WCEI’s wound care course

Eligibility for Certification
Applicants for the CWCMS™ Certification must meet all of the following criteria:
1.    Verified current or past employment in a wound care industry related sales position.*
2.    Complete application for WCEI “Certified Wound Care Market Specialist” Course
3.    Attend the WCEI Skin and Wound Management Course. (full attendance required)
4.    Complete the WCEI Certified Wound Care Market Specialist online training module.
5.    Agree to follow CWCMS™ Code of Ethics.
6.    Receive passing score of 85% on the CWCMS™ Examination.
7.    Payment of required fees.

*Wound Care Industry includes but not limited to: Companies/Business/Individuals that provide products, research, equipment, services, and adjunctive therapies to consumers or healthcare providers for the purpose of skin and/or wound management.  If no experience or current employment in the wound care industry, applicant must provide a minimum of 3 references. (Professional, Academic, Colleagues, or Customer)

Click here to download
the CWCMS Certification
Handbook.
Click here to download
the CWCMS Application.

Skin and Wound Management Course
The WCEI skin and wound management course is a 30 hour classroom course that is offered at various locations around the US.  The skin and wound management course focuses on the best practices in wound care, the science behind healing wounds, and the most current standards of practice.  The course is the exact same course that is taught to healthcare clinicians that are seeking professional certification in wound care.  The course is a required pre-requisite for the CWCMS™ certification.
Click here to view our detailed course curriculum.

The Skin and Wound Management Course is taught in a fun, relaxed and professional environment.  The classes are upbeat, positive, high energy and designed specifically for health care professionals.  Classes are interactive to maintain participants’ energy and interest levels; and all of the instructors are dynamic presenters who use lots of visuals, a variety of learning styles, interesting examples and humor as part of their instruction styles.  We promise you won’t be bored.

Click here for location offerings
.

Online Training Module
The WCEI Certified Wound Care Market Specialist online training program is a self-paced training module that takes approximately 1½ – 2 hours to complete.  The online training module is a pre-requisite for the CWCMS™ certification examination.  Instructions for completion and online access are given to applicant upon application approval.

Content includes:
1.    Demographics and Economic Impact of Wounds
2.    Wound Care Consumers
3.    Wound Care Challenges in the Different Healthcare Market Segments
4.    Medicare Reimbursement
5.    Wound Care Sales Best Practices
6.    Dealing with Wound Care Consumers
7.    Communication with Physicians
8.    CWCMS™ Code of Ethics

Content of Examination
The CWCMS™ certification exam is an objective, multiple choice test consisting of up to 100 questions and is available in a paper & pencil format with a total testing time of two (2) hours.
The questions for the certification examination are prepared by the CWCMS™ Certification Committee and teams of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).  The examination questions are written to assess cognitive levels of knowledge, comprehension, application and analysis related to skin and wound management along with industry ethics.   The examination is weighted in approximately the following breakdown:

Skin Basics and Wound Etiology 10%
Tissue Management 5%
Risk Identification and Prevention 10%
Wound Assessment 15%
Wound Healing and Monitoring 10%
Treatment Recommendations 35%
Legal, ethics, and policy 15%

Click here to download the CWCMS™ Certification Handbook.

The Costs for Registering for WCEI’s  Wound Care Program Are As Follows:

Regular Registration
Individual (per person) – $2,897
Group* (per person) – $2,597

Early Registration*
(Balance Due in Full 45 days prior to seminar)
Individual (per person) – $2,597*
Group* (per person) – $2,297*

*Group Rates – Available to 3 or more
people registering 
and paying at the
same time(must be sent in together).

Click here to see all dates and locations

Wound Care Registration Includes:
1.    Classroom Training Sessions
2.    CWCMS™ Online Training Module
3.    A Complete WCEI  Wound Care Program Syllabus
4.    Certification Review
5.    Certified Wound Care Market Specialist Exam
6.    Certification of Completion
7.    Access to “Members Only” section of WCEI website
8.    Complimentary Networking Luncheon (at most course locations)
9.    WCEI Promotional Items
10.  Clinical Support Following Completion of the Wound Care Program
11.  Career Counseling Following Completion of the Wound Care Program