Posts Tagged ‘Wound Care Cerification’

Where There is Smoke, a Lawsuit is Possible

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND

 

Smoking is known to hinder wound healing, yet most wound care practitioners fail to document any smoking cessation discussion or education.

 

 

Dr Nancy Collins

Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND

 

The daughter of Mrs. Bradley* was barely able to contain herself while giving her deposition. She was sobbing from a place deep in her heart as she retold the story of how her mother lost her leg. Her mother started limping, and they realized she had an “opening” in the skin on the bottom of her foot. Despite treatment, the wound grew in size and became infected. It soon became apparent that she was facing an amputation.

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Sacral Wounds and Diarrhea Don’t Mix, Part 2

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND

 

Frequent bouts of diarrhea make it difficult to care for wounds on the sacrum or coccyx, and healing often is impeded because of fecal contamination.

 

 

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HASC and Wound Care Education Institute Partner on Initiative

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

In partnership with the Wound Care Education Institute
The Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) and Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) have joined forces on a new initiative that will bring the Wound Care Certified (WCC®) credential to Southern California’s hospitals, long-term care providers and home health agencies.  The goal of this collaboration is 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 skin and wound issues.

The WCC® Credential
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.

DATES & LOCATIONS
HASC has arranged for a four-day skin and wound management training course followed by a certification examination to be offered at three locations in Southern California.


February 21-25, 2011                      April 4-8, 2011
Chino Valley Medical Center         Ventura County Medical Center
5451 Walnut Avenue                      3291 Loma Vista Road
Chino, CA 91710                             Ventura, CA 93003

October 10-14, 2011
CHOC Childrens Hospital
455 S. Main Street
Orange, CA 92868


COST

The special rate of $2,297 is offered to HASC member hospitals and their post acute care affiliates as well as participants/affiliates of the Southern California Patient Safety collaborative, within the Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura and Santa Barbara areas.

There are two EASY ways to enroll today!

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

3. MAIL- Download and print your application to register with check/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.

PROGRAM RULES
Applicant must be a current employee of the facility submitting the application. Licensed California hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home health agencies participating in the Southern California Patient Safety collaborative within the Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura and Santa Barbara areas may submit an application for employees who meet the following criteria:

Requirements for National Alliance of Wound Care WCC® Certification

For participants interested in wound care certification you must meet all of the following:

  1. 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. You must have at least two years of full-time or four years of part-time wound care experience, that must have taken place in the last five years of your career, either in direct hands-on, management, education or research. Note: 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.
  3. Complete the WCEI Skin and Wound management course
  4. Receive passing score of 70% or greater on the NAWC® WCC® Examination
  5. If you do not meet the above experience requirements, click here to access the Preceptor Pathway option.

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.

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.