In this 90-second video, WCEI co-founder Nancy Morgan answers a common measurement question: how do you measure wound depth when there’s slough or eschar in the way?
How often are wounds assessed at your facility? Do you have any best practices to share? Tell us in the comments below.
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Wound Care Education Institute® provides online and onsite courses in the fields of Skin, Wound, Diabetic and OstomyManagement. Health care professionals who meet the eligibility requirements may sit for the prestigious WCC®, DWC® and OMS national board certification examinations through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO®). For more information see wcei.net.
What happened at the Wild On Wounds Conference? We’ve got your event highlights right here.
If you traveled to Las Vegas for the Wild On Wounds (WOW) conference Sept. 2-5, then you know the truth: Skin is In. That was the theme for this record-attendance event. Wound care clinical professionals came together in one place for an exciting, information-packed four days that left us all invigorated and ready to treat more wounds.
Nurses, therapists, physicians, students and industry professionals traveled from all over the country to attend this premier wound care convention. We laughed, we learned … we united over our mutual love of skin!
A popular session was Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Nutrition But Didn’t Ask, led by Dr. Nancy Collins. We learned about the important role of nutrition in wound care – and chronic non-healing wounds that can be a result of malnourishment. We were so pleased to hear such positive feedback about this session. Here are some comments from attendees:
“Two things that stood out: Arginine & Glutamine. Not even our dietician has mentioned these in their orders. Good to know that they are essential in healing a chronic wound.”
“Now I understand why increased caloric intake for overweight patients is important in the wound healing process, and I can now share this information to my co-workers, specifically to our CNAs and nurses alike.”
“Dr. Collins was on-point and presented the information in a very creative way. She also illustrated the importance, economical impact, and quality-of-life that medical nutrition has on the patient. Case study presentations were excellent! Very interactive session. It was a wakeup call for all facilities.”
And while it’s impossible to mention all the other educational sessions, demonstrations and presentations that took place, here are more of this year’s highlights:
We should also mention the exciting and successful hands-on Topical Wound Management session led by Nancy Morgan RN, BSN, MBA, WOC, WCC, DWC, OMS, C0-Founder of WCEI. This session focused on topical wound dressing categories and reviewed specific treatment recommendations, giving attendees the opportunity for one-on-one product demos. This session will be part of the 2016 WCEI one-day seminar tour. Stay tuned for dates and locations.
“This was a great session divided in two parts: lecture and hands-on. Pacing was great, not rushed, and speaker made sure the audience grasped the important points of the topic, giving real-life examples from her bedside clinical experience which solidified information she wanted to impart.”
“I have enjoyed every session at WOW, but the round-robin table set-up was superb!! Loved it.”
What Did You Think?
How was Wild On Wounds for you? We’d love to know what you liked the most about your experience at WOW. What were your favorite moments of the conference? And what types of sessions would you like to see on the agenda for next year? Please leave your ideas and reflections below.
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
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.
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 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.
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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
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