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NAWC Observes National Diabetes Awareness Month with Introduction of DWC Credential

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Diabetic Wound Certified

National Alliance of Wound Care® (NAWC®) Observes National Diabetes Awareness Month with the Introduction of Its DWC® Diabetic Wound Certified Credential


Sadly, more than 23 million Americans and 246 million individuals world-wide suffer from Diabetes. This preventable disease is the leading cause of non traumatic lower-limb amputations, contributing to the staggering rate of limb amputations which occur every 30 seconds. Proper wound care can prevent most diabetic related amputations, however, up until now there has been a limited opportunity for healthcare clinicians to specialize in the care of diabetic wounds. Thanks to the NAWC, our Nation’s largest and fastest growing wound care credentialing board, there is a new advanced wound care certification designed to address this universal epidemic.
This specialized certification will help fill the dramatic need for more qualified wound care clinicians in the growing field of diabetic wounds. Current certified wound care professionals can now advance their expertise in the care of diabetic wounds by obtaining the DWC. “The DWC is the first multispecialty, advanced credential in diabetic wounds and opens the door for advancement to thousands of certified wound care clinicians”, said Debbie Hecker RN, MBA, WCC, and Executive Director of the National Alliance of Wound Care.
In recognition of National Diabetes Month, the NAWC welcomes all certified wound care clinicians to consider striving for the DWC credential. The DWC credential will be available starting in early 2011. The need for better patient education and proper wound care is critical to fight and manage this growing disease. To learn more about the DWC credential and the National Alliance of Wound, visit their website at http://www.nawccb.org.

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To learn more about National Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day November 14, visit the American Diabetes Association website. http://www.diabetes.org/.

Diabetic Wound Certification

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Diabetic Wound Certified

National Alliance of Wound Care® Announces New Advanced Certification in the Specialty of Diabetic Wounds

The National Alliance of Wound Care (NAWC®) announced today, the introduction of their advanced wound care certification in the specialty of diabetic wounds. The Diabetic Wound Certified, DWC®, credential demonstrates a candidate’s proficiency and mastery of essential knowledge and skills of diabetic wound management above basic wound care certification.

This specialty certification will help to fill a dramatic need for certified wound care clinicians in the growing field of diabetic wounds. Certified wound care professionals can now take their careers  to the next level.  “The DWC is the first advanced credential in the specialty of diabetic wounds and opens the door for advancement to thousands of certified wound care clinicians”, said Debbie Hecker RN, MBA, WCC, and Executive Director of the National Alliance of Wound Care.

The announcement was made in conjunction with the annual Wild on Wounds (WOW) wound conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Classes and examination for the new DWC credential will commence during the first quarter of 2011.  The DWC credential is available only from the NAWC, the largest and fastest growing wound care certification organization in the United States.

The DWC credential is an advanced, specialized certification that demonstrates a candidate’s proficiency and mastery of essential knowledge and skills of diabetic wound management above basic wound care certification.

Take your wound care certification to the next level. An advanced DWC certification is your assurance that you have cutting-edge,  proven knowledge in the specialty of diabetic wounds. The DWC credential is available only from the National Alliance of Wound Care®,  the largest and fastest growing wound care certification organization in the United States.

The DWC credential is important to your patients and employers.

  • DWC certification increases your marketability as a diabetic wound expert and assures employers that you have the tested knowledge to be a leader in the specialty of diabetic wounds.
  • Your proven expertise in diabetic wound management empowers your patients with confidence and knowledge to help them prevent the loss of a toe, foot, leg or even their life.

Eligibility

The DWC credential is open to health care professionals who currently hold an accredited certification in wound care. (WCC®, CWS®, CWCN®, CWON® and CWOCN®) in addition to:

  • Hold a current, unrestricted license as an LPN/LVN, RN, NP, PT, PTA, OT, MD, DPM, DO or PA
  • Document active involvement in the care of wound care patients, or in management, education or research directly related to wound care for at least one (1) year post basic wound care certification
  • Successfully complete an NAWC approved Diabetic Skin and Wound Management Course
  • Receive a passing score on the Diabetic Wound Certification Examination “The DWC” credential is valid for five (5) years