Posts Tagged ‘WCC’

WCC Nurses Part of History-Making Conjoined Twin Separation

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Two WCC nurses reflect on the historic procedure that successfully separated 10-month-old conjoined twins, Ximena and Scarlett Hernandez-Torres.

WCC Nurses Part of History-Making Conjoined Twin Separation

 

When nurses Roxana Reyna and Kirby Wilson went to work on April 12, 2016, it was anything but an ordinary day. In fact, before entering the doors of the Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, they already knew it would be nothing short of historic.

The two joined a team of surgeons, nurses, and other medical professionals with one goal in mind: to separate 10-month-old conjoined twins, Ximena and Scarlett Hernandez-Torres. It was the regional hospital’s first such operation, and a rare occurrence by any standard, as the incidence of a triplet birth involving conjoined twins is believed to be about 1 in 50 million.

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WOUND CARE CERTIFICATION THROUGH PRECEPTOR PATHWAY

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

WOUND CARE CERTIFICATION THROUGH

PRECEPTOR PATHWAY


This pathway is designed for health care professionals who have a strong passion for wound care but don’t have the necessary wound care experience. Either you have worked in a different area of practice, you are a new graduate, or maybe you are retired and want to get back into the field of healing. This pathway is for you!

The National Alliance of Wound Care Preceptor Pathway is a WCC® certification option that includes one week of classroom and 120 hours working with an approved WCC preceptor in the clinical setting.

It is recommended that you have your preceptor secured prior to attending the course. All clinical hours must be completed within one year of attending the wound management course.



THIS IS THE RIGHT PAGE IF YOU …

DO NOT HAVE – at least two years of full-time or four years of part-time wound care experience in the last five years of your career, either in direct hands on, management, education or research.

IF YOU HAVE
the required experience click here

(Candidate’s wound care experience must be a component of daily licensed job duties. This includes experience from such venues as acute care, long term care, home health, etc.)


Requirements for the NAWC® “WCC®” Certification Preceptor Pathway

  1. You must be an active unrestricted license as a registered nurse, licensed practical/vocational nurse, nurse practitioner, physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, occupational therapist, physician or physician’s assistant.
  2. Register and attend one of WCEI Skin and Wound Management Training Courses (Click here to view course locations near you).
  3. After the completion of the WCEI’s Course you must then complete a minimum of 120 hours of hands on clinical training with an NAWC® approved clinical preceptor.

Click Here for preceptor handbook and detailed info


Invest in your career, enroll today!
Anyone that attends our course will receive the following:
1.    Classroom training sessions
2.    A complete WCEI® Wound Care Program syllabus
3.    Exam fees are included
4.    Continuing Education Certificate
5.    Access to “Alumni Only” section of WCEI® website
6.    Complimentary networking luncheon (at most course locations)
7.    WCEI® promotional items
8.    Clinical support hotlines

Regular Registration
Individual  – $2,897
Group* (per person) – $2,597
Early Registration**
Individual – $2,597
Group* (per person) – $2,297
*Group Rates available to three or more people registering and paying at the same time (must be submitted together)

**Early Registration – balance due in full 45 days prior to seminar


Your journey begins here!
Click here for dates & locations

There are three EASY ways to enroll today!

1. ONLINE- Click here to select a date and register online with credit card payment.

2. FAX – Download and print your application to register with payment information and
fax to: 877-649-6021

3. MAIL- Download and print your application and insert check or money order payable to:

WCEI
1700 Park Street, Suite 100
Naperville, IL 60563

We will send you a confirmation and welcome letter (via email) once your application has been processed.

Questions?
Call one of our friendly WCEI representatives toll free at: 1-877-462-9234 or email us at:  info@wcei.net

Accreditation Statements
The Skin and Wound Management Course© is approved by the National Alliance of Wound Care® Credentialing Board (NAWCCB®), the credentialing arm of the National Alliance of Wound Care®, as a pre-requisite for WCC® certification. For CME/CEU Information click here. For course content, click here.

Wound Care Program Cancellation Policy:
If you must cancel, a $100 administration fee applies, if you notify us in writing no later than 30 days before the first day of the wound care program. Cancellations must be received in writing by e-mail (info@wcei.net), fax: 877-649-6021, or by U.S. mail (1700 Park Street, Suite 100, Naperville, IL 60563).  No refunds will be made for requests received after that time. Refunds will be issued in the same form payment was made. Please allow two weeks for processing. Registrants who cancel will not receive seminar materials.

No refunds if canceled less than 30 days before the first day of the seminar. A registrant may choose to attend our wound care program at another location within the same year in lieu of cancellation. A $200 fee applies to transfer course credit to another attendee or
to change locations for any reason. Registrants who cancel will not receive seminar materials.

WCEI reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a seminar due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event not possible. If WCEI cancels or reschedules the seminar for any unforeseen circumstances beyond its control, registrant will be offered a full refund.  Should circumstances arise that result in the cancellation or postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date. WCEI is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, hotel reservations, or any expenses incurred by registrant as a result of such cancellation. You will be contacted via e-mail at the e-mail address provided during registration in case of a cancelled seminar.  So please be sure to provide a valid email address.

BECOME WOUND CARE CERTIFIED

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Take the first step to a stronger career

Anyone can attend our WCEI course!  From licensed healthcare providers, to sales and marketing professionals or anybody interested in wound care. All are welcome!

WCC® Certification
For those that are licensed healthcare providers and want to pursue Wound Care Certification we have partnered with National Alliance of Wound Care® (NAWC®) to provide the WCC® exam at our course locations and various testing sites throughout the United States. Click here for course content.

DWC® Certification
The DWC credential is open to healthcare professionals who currently hold an accredited certification in wound care. (WCC®, CWS®, CWCN®, CWON® and CWOCN®). Click here for course requirements.

CWCMS™ Certification
For sales and marketing professionals that want to pursue the CWCMS™ (Certified Wound Care Market Specialist) exam, it’s offered onsite at any of our course locations throughout the US.

Which application is right for you?
There are a variety of healthcare providers and industry professionals that attend our courses and pursue certifications, and we have created a simple way to navigate to the right application based on your area of interest

  • Are you a licensed healthcare provider – LPN, RN, PT, PTA, OT, NP, MD pursuing Wound Care Certification? Click here for information on course with exam
  • If you do not have the required 2 years full time or 4 years part time wound care experience, click here for the Preceptor Pathway information
  • If you hold a current, unrestricted license as an LPN/LVN, RN, NP, PT, PTA, OT, MD, DPM, DO or PA and are interested in achieving the Diabetic Wound Certification, click here for course requirements

  • Are you a sales or marketing professional pursing the CWCMS™ Certification? Click here to access the CWCMS™ information

  • Are you already a WCC® interested in recertification? Click here to access the recertification information

  • Are you simply Interested in taking the course? Click here for course only information

Invest in your career today!
Anyone that attends our course will receive the following:

1.    Classroom training sessions
2.    A complete WCEI Wound Care Program syllabus
3.    Continuing Education Certificate
4.    Access to “Alumni Only” section of WCEI website
5.    Complimentary networking luncheon (at most course locations)
6.    WCEI promotional items
7.    Clinical support hotlines

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National Alliance of Wound Care

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

National Alliance of Wound Care

The wound care certified WCC®certification is a prestigious, highly recognized credential offered only through the National Alliance of Wound Care. The common element among WCCs is their passion for caring for their patients and healing wounds. As WCCs, these fine individuals become part of an inclusive group of healthcare professionals who have chosen to advance their expertise and careers with this specialized certification.

The National Alliance of Wound Care® (NAWC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together wound care clinicians from across the healthcare continuum through wound care certification and vocational support.

About the NAWC

The NAWC is a non-profit organization, governed by a voluntary board of directors. NAWC through it’s credentialing board offers the WCC® certification. From its beginnings of only seven (7) years ago, the NAWC has grown to over 7500 wound care certified professionals.

Today, the WCCs of NAWC are the largest and fastest growing group of certified wound care professionals in the United States.

NAWC embraces those from a wide range of healthcare licensures which also makes NAWC the most diverse and inclusive wound care certification organization, today.

The NAWC helps all WCCs with resources and support to help them advance their professional recognition and their careers.

The WCC® Certification provides an added credential beyond licensure and demonstrates by examination that the practitioner has acquired a core body of specialized knowledge.

Benefits to Clinician:
* Opportunity to provide higher standard of care
* Formal acknowledgment of expertise
* Establishment of professional credentials
* Promotion of professional recognition and esteem
* Provision of continuing education and training
* Career advancement opportunities

Benefits to Employer:

* Increased creditability with consumers
* Enhanced job performance
* Increased protection from liability
* Cost savings in overall delivery of wound care
* Marketability of “Center for Wound Care Excellence”

Benefits to Patients and their Family:

* Benefactor of safe and competent wound care
* Accessibility to expertise of specialized wound care practitioner

Job Resource Center

Are you interesting in finding a Job in Wound Care or are you looking to hire a Wound Care Certified Health Professional? Look no further than the NAWC Job Resource Center.

The new NAWC Job Resource Center is called WOUND CARE CAREERS. This new online job board lists positions in the wound care field throughout the United States.

WOUND CARE CAREERS offers both the opportunity to search for jobs as well as post open positions.

If you are interested in posting an open position, the WOUND CARE CAREERS Job Resource Center will give you access to the over 7600 certified WCC®s.  In addition, you will have the option to also post your open position throughout the network of affiliated job boards from over 175 healthcare professional associations and organizations through out the National Healthcare Career Network for even greater exposure.

For more information about the National Alliance of Wound Care, please visit their website at http://www.nawccb.org

For more information about becoming Wound Care Certified, please visit the Wound Care Education Institute’s Course Info Page

Show your WCC Pride

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

So you went through the Skin and Wound Management Course offered by the Wound Care Education Institute! Then, you completed and passed the examination by the National Alliance of Wound Care.  Congratulations! You are now a WCC! How are you using the knowledge that you gained from taking the course? Are you on the Wound Care Team at your facility? Are you a Wound Care Consultant or a Representative for your company that fosters wound care excellence?

What does it mean to you to have earned your WCC Credential?

Are you branding yourself as your facility’s Wound Care Certified ‘go to person’? Why not show off your WCC credential with your very own WCC shirt, WCC patch or WCC Pins?

For more information about Wound Care Certified Shirts, Pins and Patches, please visit WoundCentral.com

If you are interested in becoming wound care certified, check out WCEI’s Skin and Wound Management Course

Dont Have Enough Wound Care Experience, Get Wound Care Certified through the Preceptor Pathway

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Get Wound Care Certified through the Preceptor Pathway

This pathway is designed for health care professionals who have a strong passion for wound care but don’t have the necessary experience. Either you have worked in a different area of practice, you are a new graduate, or maybe you are retired and want to get back into the field of healing. This pathway is for you!

The National Alliance of Wound Care Preceptor Pathway is a WCC® certification option that includes one week of classroom and 120 hours working with an approved WCC preceptor in the clinical setting.

It is recommended that you have your preceptor secured prior to attending the course. All clinical hours must be completed within one year of attending the wound management course.

Requirements for the NAWC® “WCC®” Certification Preceptor Pathway

  1. You must be an active unrestricted license as a registered nurse, licensed practical/vocational nurse, nurse practitioner, physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, occupational therapist, physician or physician’s assistant.
  2. Register and attend one of WCEI Skin and Wound Management Training Courses (Click here to view course locations near you).
  3. After the completion of the WCEI’s Course you must then complete a minimum of 120 hours of hands on clinical training with an NAWC® approved clinical preceptor.

Best Practices in Pediatric Wound Care: Because Kids are not Small Adults

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

The Wild on Wounds National Convention is coming up  September 23-25, 2010 in Las Vegas. Continuing in our session highlights, Best Practices in Pediatric Wound Care: Because Kids are not Small Adults, will be presented by Roxana Reyna RN, WCC of Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

The focus of this session is Wound Care best practices for the neonatal and pediatric population. This session will help participants identify the differences between the skin of the neonate, child and adult.  Also included are the risk factors associated with skin breakdown and images of the most common wound types. To complete the session, topical wound management will be reviewed.

Check out Wild On Wounds National Convention for more information and accommodations.

For more information about becoming Wound Care Certified, please check our information about the Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI’s )  Skin and Wound Management Course

Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) Initiates Plan to Improve Wound Care and Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Hospital Association of Southern California

Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) Initiates Plan to Improve Wound Care and Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Los Angeles, CA ― April 27, 2010 ― The Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) and Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) will join forces to significantly reduce the incidence and severity of pressure ulcers among patients served by Southern California’s hospitals, long-term care providers and home health agencies.  By offering the skin and wound management course with the WCC® certification exam, their goal will be to improve specialized wound care education, skills and certification of nursing staff, and to dramatically expand the pool of talent available to hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home health agencies trained in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.  HASC member hospitals, in partnership with the Health Services Advisory Group (the California QIO), are working to accelerate improvement in wound care and pressure ulcer prevention through the Southern California Patient Safety Collaborative.  This collaborative is part of Patient Safety First… a California Partnership for Health which is funded by Anthem Blue Cross.

A four-day skin and wound management training course followed by the WCC certification examination will be offered at three locations in Southern California. The WCC certification, offered by the National Alliance of Wound Care® (NAWC®), provides an added credential beyond licensure and demonstrates by examination that the practitioner has acquired a core body of specialized knowledge.

  • July 26-30

VA Hospital, Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

11301 Wilshire Boulevard

Building 500, room 1281 (first floor)

Los Angeles, CA  90073-1003

  • July 30-August 3

Glendale Adventist Medical Center/Adventist Health

1509 Wilson Terrace

Glendale, CA  91206-4098

  • November 15-19

MemorialCare Health System, Corporate Offices

17360 Brookhurst St

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Licensed California hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home health agencies within the Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura and Santa Barbara areas may submit an application for employees who meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be a current employee of the facility submitting the application.
  • Applicant must hold an active, unrestricted license as Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Applicant must include documentation demonstrating that wound care has been a component of his/her job duties two years or more of the last five years.

Only qualified applicants within the designated areas are accepted for participation and the HASC course fee.  Participants will be required to attend all four days of the training class without any absences.  Participants or their organizations will be responsible for travel and lodging of participants, if necessary.

Instructions

1)      Complete the course application.

2)      Submit completed application along with $2,297 course fee to Wound Care Education Institute.  Make checks payable to Wound Care Education Institute or complete credit card section of the application.

3)      Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by email or phone within two business days of receiving application.

About the Hospital Association of Southern California

HASC’s mission is to lead, represent and serve hospitals, and work collaboratively with other stakeholders to enhance community health and safety. Our member hospitals are in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

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.

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 wound care certification, visit the website at www.nawccb.org.

Contact Information:

HASC Contact: Catherine Carson

ccarson@hasc.org

213-538-0789

515 South Figueroa Street, Suite 1300

Los Angeles, CA  90071

www.hasc.org

WCEI Contact: Mike Grivas

mike@wcei.net

847-732-3785

1700 Park Street, Suite 100

Naperville, IL  60563

www.wcei.net

WCEI on BlogTalkRadio.com

Monday, April 5th, 2010

The Wound Care Education Institute would like to announce our first show on BlogTalkRadio.com that will be held this week on Wednesday April 7, 2010 at 6:00 PM EST. You can find the show by clicking on the BlogTalkRadio icon above.

WCEI co-founder Nancy Morgan RN, BSN, MBA,WOCN, CWCN, WCC will host this weeks show and will interview guests Theresa Edelstein and Aline Holmes of the New Jersey Hospital Association. We will discuss the New Jersey Wound Care Certification Initiative and learn more about the NJHA.

Please join us as we use this BlogTalkRadio.com’s platform to bring you even more valuable content.

For more information about becoming Wound Care Certified, please visit our Registration Page.

Pressure Ulcer Etiology

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

WCEI Instructor Cindy Broadus RN reviews Pressure Ulcer Etiology with the WCC candidates in a recent class in Philadelphia PA. Below is a little video from a Skin and Wound Management Course in which Pressure Ulcer Etiology is discussed. Cindy demonstrates how if the skin and soft tissue is compressed or squeezed together by weight or tension, the blood vessels collapse and tissue necrosis follows.

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Additionally, the Clinical presentation and characteristics of Pressure Ulcers are discussed in part in this video. Some of the characteristics include:

  • Rounded, crater-like shapes (not always round)
  • regular edges
  • usually develop over a bony prominence (not always over a bone)
  • will take on the shape of the object that caused the pressure

Typical anatomical locations that pressure ulcers are found include: (Top 5)

  • Sacral/Coccyx
  • Greater Trochanter
  • Ischial Tuberosity
  • Heel
  • Lateral Malleolus

The progression of Breakdown is as follows:

  1. Hyperemia
  2. Tissue Ischemia
  3. Tissue Necrosis
  4. Ulceration

For more information on becoming wound care certified or our Skin and Wound Management Course, check out our registration page