Posts Tagged ‘Donna Sardina’

Is That a Rash? Maybe, Maybe Not

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Rash“Take a look at this rash. What is it, and how should we treat it?”

Wound care specialists are often asked to evaluate rashes, and while we want to be competent and effective, sometimes we just don’t know the answer. Because, well … rashes are tricky. So what should you do, and how should you handle such situations?

 

WCEI Co-Founder Donna Sardina, RN, MHA, WCC, CWCMS, DWC, OMS

WCEI Co-Founder Donna Sardina, RN, MHA, WCC, CWCMS, DWC, OMS

Check out this free webinar

We’ve got some great answers for you straight from WCEI Co-Founder Donna Sardina, RN, who led a powerful presentation this past summer at WOW 2015 in Las Vegas. This popular session was recorded, and is now available for viewing.

The one-hour webinar, It’s Not Just a Rash! So What Is It? What Do I Do? covered common dermatological conditions in patients, its etiology, and treatment choices. And now, for a limited time only, you have the chance to learn more about rashes from the best, including:

  • How to identify some of the most common dermatological conditions that can be present on your patients.
  • Possible treatment options.
  • When to consult a dermatologist.
  • Pertinent education options for your patient.
  • Additional information about basic rashes.

Learn more about skin

“The skin is the boundary between us and the outside world,” said Sardina. “It reflects internal changes and reacts to external ones. Usually, it adapts easily and returns to a normal state, but sometimes it fails to do so and a skin disorder appears.”

Because of the large number of conditions that can manifest as a generalized rash, Sardina said it’s important to look beyond the appearance of the rash itself and search for clues to determine the cause. This can include taking a closer look at the following:

  • The patient’s history
  • A physical examination
  • Laboratory tests
  • Skin biopsy

Check out the reviews

This workshop, which qualifies for educational credit, was a huge hit with WOW attendees. Here is some feedback from a few of the attendees:

  • This was so helpful to me! I get consults for any skin issue that comes up, including rashes/lesions. The pictures and descriptions were great!
  • I get called upon to look at “rashes” all the time, and have felt a little overwhelmed with it all. But now I feel that I can more effectively identify “rashes” and help with the patient’s plan of care, but still make sure to refer out appropriately and not practice outside my scope of practice.
  • LOVED IT! Thank you so much for presenting this topic. It’s often a struggle to evaluate some of these skin conditions.

Ready to learn about rashes? Check out the one-hour WOW session and see what it’s all about (education credit available). Use coupon code: RASH15. Offer is good through Jan. 4, 2016.

Tell us what you think

What have your experiences been when it comes to your patients and their rashes? Once you enjoy the webinar, please come back and let us know what you think? What were the biggest things you learned, and how will this information help you moving forward in your place of practice? Leave your comments below.

View webinar - It's Not Just a Rash

Paying It Forward and Making It COUNT!

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Pay It Forward

Paying It Forward and making It Count will be presented by Nancy Morgan RN,BSN,MBA,WOCN,WCC,CWCMS, Co-Founder of WCEI and Donna Sardina RN,MHA,WCC,CWCMS , Co-Founder of WCEI at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas September 7-10,2011

Wild on Wounds National Conference

In 2010 we achieved over 10,000 Wound Care Certified clinicians to our family. This has given us an idea of the incredible size and strength of our community of clinicians. As we grow and evolve in our careers, many of us want to find ways to “pay forward” the opportunities we’ve had and help to build the community of the future. In this session, we’ll explore ways to share our talents through mentoring, precepting and the training of others. Topics include preceptor tools, presentation and training tips, and how to build wound care teams. We’ll look at exciting new ways to inspire others and find ways to use our experience to create a new career in the industry and give back to our communities.

For more information about the Wound Care Education Institute, please visit http://www.wcei.net.

Click Here To Register for the Wild on Wounds National Conference

Wild On Wounds National Conference Session Spotlight on The Buzz Report

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

The Wild on Wounds National Convention is coming up  September 23-25, 2010 in Las Vegas. Continuing in our session highlights, The Buzz Report, will be presented by WCEI Co-Founders Nancy Morgan RN BSN MBA, WOCN, CWCN, WCC, CWCMS and Donna Sardina RN, MHA, WCC, CWCMS

One of the best sessions of the entire conference is will be delivered by WCEI Co-Founders Nancy Morgan and Donna Sardina. This is your source for the latest-breaking wound care news! What’s New! What’s now! What’s coming up! Donna and Nancy will bring you up to date on all things buzzable in wound care-new products, guidelines, resources and tools!

Don’t miss out on this session! For more information about the Wild On Wounds National Conference and the Wound Care Education Institute, check out http://www.wcei.net/wow-conference

For more information about becoming Wound Care Certified or our Skin and Wound Management Course, please visit http://www.wcei.net/course_info

WCEI One Day Seminars

Saturday, April 24th, 2010


WCEI One Day Seminars with Speakers Nancy Morgan and Donna Sardina combine their expertise as Certified Wound Care Nurses, along with their extensive background in wound care education and wound management program development to bring you the latest in wound care. As nursing entrepreneurs, Nancy and Donna are experienced and highly recognized international presenters. Their motivational teaching style has inspired health care professionals across the nation.

CLICK HERE to access dates and locations for upcoming seminars in your area.

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Wound Care Education Institute

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) was created to fill a need for wound care education that was not being met.

WCEI founding partners Nancy Morgan and Donna Sardina, both RNs with years of practice, identified many improperly treated wounds in their nursing careers.  They discovered that there was a great need for wound care specialization, but a significant shortage of qualified wound care professionals.  They also noticed a lack of available and accessible wound care education programs.

With their shared passion for healing, Nancy and Donna started a hands-on wound care consulting company.  Finding they couldn’t be everywhere at once, and there was a limit to how many people the two of them could help, they decided that a better approach would be to provide wound care education in order to train as many health care professionals as possible.  That’s how the Wound Care Education Institute – WCEI – was born.

The mission and philosophy of WCEI is to offer these unique attributes unavailable elsewhere in the wound care education market

  • To provide the highest quality wound care education possible, based on the most current standards of practice guidelines and evidence-based research.
  • To openly share knowledge by making WCEI’s training available to any health care professional seeking wound care education, and by not limiting the training to only nurses or those with bachelor’s degrees in nursing.
  • To focus on practical, rather than theoretical knowledge.  WCEI teaches its students what they need to know to impact care at the bedside.
  • To drive knowledge down to the bedside because it is at the bedside that healing care takes place. It is at that level that wound care education is the most effective.
  • To offer ongoing support to students beyond certification and to be an ongoing resource for standards of care in the wound care education field.

Our Skin and Wound Management Course is designed to provide participants with the best practices in wound care, the science behind healing wounds, and the most current standards of practice.  At the end of the course, for those that pursue wound certification the National Alliance of Wound Care® provides the  WCC® exam.

For more information on becoming wound care certified, please visit our registration page

WCEI’s Donna Sardina RN, to discuss Wound Care on McKnight’s Online Expo

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Wound Care Education Institute’s own Donna Sardina RN will be discussing Wound Care issues and LTC Regulations on McKnights LTC Magazine Online Tradeshow-LIVE online on March 25th. Lets show our support by attending this online Expo. This Expo is FREE. Here is the link to sign up. McKnight’s Online Expo