Posts Tagged ‘WCEI’

Wound Assessment Basics : Parts 1,2, and 3

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Wound Assessment

Wound Assessment Basics : Parts 1,2, and 3 will be presented at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas NV at Caesars Palace by Nancy Morgan RN, BSN, MBA, WOCN, WCC, CWCMS and Co-Founder of WCEI.

The basics are often forgotten. At times, we need a refresher to take us back to the basics. Join us in this 3-part session as we identify wound etiology and discuss tissue types. We’ll revisit the 2007 Pressure Ulcer Staging Guidelines and address pressure ulcer staging. But we won’t stop there, as we look at skin lesions, discuss wound pain-and no assessment is complete without proper documentation. We’ll talk about the requirements for proper documentation.

How are your Wound Assessment and Documentation skills? Need a Refresher?

For More Information on the Wound Care Education Institute and WOW 2011, Check out Wild On Wounds National Conference.


Keeping Yourself Out of Hot Water: Legal Implications In Wound Care

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Legal Implications in Wound Care

Keeping Yourself Out of Hot Water: Legal Implications In Wound Care will be presented by Cindy Broadus RN, BSHA, LNHA, CLNC, CLNI, CHCRM, WCC, 3C Healthcare Consulting LLC, and WCEI Instructor at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas NV at Caesars Palace.

We know what gets us into trouble legally in wound care. So how do we avoid these complications? With litigation on the rise, it is better to be safe then sorry. In this session, we’ll discuss some of the ways you can keep yourself out of hot water and implement discussed precautions in your everyday practice.

Cindy’s sessions are usually jammed packed with attendees who want to learn about the Legal Implications in Wound Care. So don’t miss out on this session, its a great one!

For more information about the Wound care Education Institute and WOW 2011, Check Out Wild On Wounds National Convention.

Diabetic Foot Complications: Time To Take The Shoes Off and Battle

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Diabetic Foot Complications

Diabetic Foot Complications: Time To Take The Shoes Off and Battle will be presented at this year’s Wild On Wounds National Convention in Las Vegas NV at Caesars Palace by David Yeager DPM, FASPS, FACFAS, KSB Foot and Ankle/ Wound Care Center

Diabetic foot complications are an everyday occurrence. Lets talk about what we are up against. Learn how to identify, treat, and prevent diabetic foot complications we are up against. Learn how to identify, treat and prevent diabetic foot complications. We will discuss the significant morbidity that is associated with these infections and the financial impact they have on the delivery of care.

This session will be held on Thursday September 8, 2011 from 2:15-3:15 p.m

For more Information about the Wound care Education Institute and WOW 2011, Check out Wild on Wounds National Convention

Wild On Wounds 2011Session Highlight: The Buzz Report

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Buzz Report

The Buzz Report will be co-presented by WCEI Co-Founders Nancy Morgan RN,BSN,MBA,WOCN,WCC,CWCMS and Donna Sardina RN,MHA,WCC,CWCMS at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Convention in Las Vegas NV at Caesars Palace. This session will be presented on Thursday September 8,2011 form 9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Donna Sardina and Nancy Morgan

This is the Highlight of every WOW (Wild on Wounds)! This session is your source for the latest breaking wound care news: Whats New! Whats Now! Whats Coming Up!

Donna and Nancy, WCEI Co-Founders, will bring you up-to-date on all things buzzable in wound care-new products, guidelines, resources and tools. (Note: This session includes various brand name reviews).

For more Information about the Wound Care Education Institute and WOW 2011, Check out Wild on Wounds 2011 National Conference

Wild on Wounds Opening Session – Keynote with Craig Karges

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Craig Karges

Craig Karges is truly extraordinary! This award winning mentalist and entertainer is a nationally recognized speaker and an author. He has made over four thousand appearances on four continents and in all fifty states. Craig Karges’ performance is an extraordinary blend of mystery, humor, psychology and intuition and was named among the Top 5 Corporate Variety Performers in America-American Entertainment Magazine.

Please Join us for this amazing Opening Session at this year’s Wild On Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas NV at Caesars Palace from September 7-10,2011 . The Opening Session will be on Thursday September 8,2011 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

For more information the Wound Care Education Institute and WOW 2011 , Check out Wild on Wounds 2011 National Conference

SKIN AND WOUND MANAGEMENT COURSES FOR JULY 2011

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Wound Care Certification Course


WCEI offers wound care courses throughout the USA year long.  Below you will find the list of scheduled dates and locations for our July 2011 wound care classes. In addition, for groups or organizations that want to host their own wound care course, we will come to you at the location of your choice.

July 2011 Courses:

  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL Thursday, July 07, 2011 – Sunday, July 10, 2011
  • Phoenix, AZ Thursday, July 07, 2011 – Sunday, July 10, 2011
  • Latham, NYTuesday, July 12, 2011 – Friday, July 15, 2011
  • Baltimore, MDThursday, July 14, 2011 – Sunday, July 17, 2011
  • Irving (Dallas Area), TXMonday, July 18, 2011 – Friday, July 22, 2011
  • Coraopolis (Pittsburgh Area), PAThursday, July 21, 2011 – Sunday, July 24, 2011
  • Edison, NJThursday, July 28, 2011 – Sunday, July 31, 2011

For more details and Registration Click Here

Course Info

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.  Click here to view our detailed course curriculum.

Become Wound Care Certified with WCEI’s Wound Care Course
Or just simply take the course for your own knowledge and benefit.  Our wound certification course is an informative and empowering week for anyone interested in learning more about healing wounds.

Individuals who are not eligible for wound care certification may also attend the course. Wound-related product sales representatives or other non-clinicians can gain valuable insight into the business and science of wound care, thus giving them an edge over their competition.

Wound Care Certification
WCEI’s Skin and Wound Management Course meets the pre-requisite requirement for the National Alliance of Wound Care® (NAWC®) certification exam. Eligible participants are given the option to take the wound examination onsite.  Please click here to view the requirements for wound care certification.

The Wound Care Certification Exam


The NAWC® Wound Care Certification Examination is administered at the conclusion of the course for those who meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the certification exam. The test is administered by NAWC – the National Alliance of Wound Care.

The Advantages of Wound Care Certification

  • Earning a wound specialist certification offers many advantages and benefits including:
  • Increased consumer/patient confidence
  • Feelings of pride, self-satisfaction and confidence for the certified wound specialist
  • Enhanced career opportunities and accelerated career advancement including higher pay levels – CLICK HERE to view pay scale for WCC.
  • Professional acknowledgement, recognition, and respect
“Being certified has made a great difference in my professional life!”

Deb Hans, RN, WCC®, Loxahatchee, FL

Course Atmosphere
The Skin and Wound Management Course is taught in a fun, relaxed and professional environment.  The classes are upbeat, positive, high energy, and designed specifically for health care professionals.  Classes are interactive to maintain participants’ energy and interest levels; and all of the instructors are dynamic presenters who use lots of visuals, a variety of learning styles, interesting examples and humor as part of their instruction styles.  We promise you won’t be bored.

Here’s what one satisfied participant had to say about WCEI’s wound care certification program:

“Thanks for such a great experience. … The classes were never boring; there was always something new  that I was learning.    Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! ”

Sue Tredenick, LPN, WCC®, Lansdowne, PA

Course Details — Please click here for course content details or click here for class dates and locations.  If you’re interested in hosting a class, please visit our Host a Class page.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our classes soon.

Improved Wound Care Outcomes With Polymeric Membrane Dressings

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Polymeric Wound Dressings

Improved Wound Care Outcomes with Polymeric Membrane Dressings will be presented by Susan E. Nelson RN, MSN, WCC, CLNC at the Wild On Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas on September 7, 2011.

In this hands on session you will examine the unique actions of the Polymeric Membrane Dressings which help to reduce the spread of edema, inflammation and pain to the surrounding undamaged tissues without interfering with the robust localized inflammatory response required for healing. The dressings help to reduce both persistent and procedural wound pain, while improving healing.

For more Information Check out Wild on Wounds 2011 National Conference

Skin and Wound Management Courses for February 2011

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Skin and Wound Management Course

February 2011 Events

Thursday, February 03, 2011 – Sunday, February 06, 2011
Wound & Skin Management Course and NAWC Certification Examination
Location: Philadelphia, PA
4- Day Weekend Dates
Monday, February 07, 2011 – Friday, February 11, 2011
Wound & Skin Management Course and NAWC Certification Examination
Location: East Elmhurst, NY
Monday, February 07, 2011 – Friday, February 11, 2011
Wound & Skin Management Course and NAWC Certification Examination
Location: Lowell, MA
Thursday, February 10, 2011 – Sunday, February 13, 2011
Wound & Skin Management Course and NAWC Certification Examination
Location: Las Vegas, NV
4- Day Weekend Dates
Monday, February 14, 2011 – Friday, February 18, 2011
Wound & Skin Management Course and NAWC Certification Examination
Location: East Brunswick, NJ
Thursday, February 17, 2011 – Sunday, February 20, 2011
Wound & Skin Management Course and NAWC Certification Examination
Location: San Francisco, CA
4- Day Weekend Dates
Monday, February 21, 2011 – Friday, February 25, 2011
Wound & Skin Management Course and NAWC Certification Examination
Location: Chino, CA
San Bernardino Area
Monday, February 21, 2011 – Friday, February 25, 2011
Wound & Skin Management Course and NAWC Certification Examination
Location: Raleigh/Durham, NC
Monday, February 28, 2011 – Friday, March 04, 2011
Wound & Skin Management Course and NAWC Certification Examination
Location: Madison, WI
Sponsored by Metastar and Wisconsin Health Care Association

Course Info

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.  Click here to view our detailed course curriculum.

Become Wound Care Certified with WCEI’s Wound Care Course
Or just simply take the course for your own knowledge and benefit.  Our wound certification course is an informative and empowering week for anyone interested in learning more about healing wounds.

Individuals who are not eligible for wound care certification may also attend the course. Wound-related product sales representatives or other non-clinicians can gain valuable insight into the business and science of wound care, thus giving them an edge over their competition.

Wound Care Certification

WCEI’s Skin and Wound Management Course meets the pre-requisite requirement for the National Alliance of Wound Care® (NAWC®) certification exam. Eligible participants are given the option to take the wound examination onsite.  Please click here to view the requirements for wound care certification.

The Wound Care Certification Exam

The NAWC® Wound Care Certification Examination is administered at the conclusion of the course for those who meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the certification exam. The test is administered by NAWC – the National Alliance of Wound Care.

The Advantages of Wound Care Certification

  • Earning a wound specialist certification offers many advantages and benefits including:
  • Increased consumer/patient confidence
  • Feelings of pride, self-satisfaction and confidence for the certified wound specialist
  • Enhanced career opportunities and accelerated career advancement including higher pay levels – CLICK HERE to view pay scale for WCC.
  • Professional acknowledgement, recognition, and respect
“Being certified has made a great difference in my professional life!”

–Deb Hans, RN, WCC®, Loxahatchee, FL


Course Atmosphere

The Skin and Wound Management Course is taught in a fun, relaxed and professional environment.  The classes are upbeat, positive, high energy, and designed specifically for health care professionals.  Classes are interactive to maintain participants’ energy and interest levels; and all of the instructors are dynamic presenters who use lots of visuals, a variety of learning styles, interesting examples and humor as part of their instruction styles.  We promise you won’t be bored.

Here’s what one satisfied participant had to say about WCEI’s wound care certification program:

“Thanks for such a great experience. … The classes were never boring; there was always something new  that I was learning.    Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! “

–Sue Tredenick, LPN, WCC®, Lansdowne, PA


Course Details
Please click here for course content details or click here for class dates and locations.  If you’re interested in hosting a class, please visit our Host a Class page.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our classes soon.

Skin and Wound Management Courses in January 2011

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Skin and Wound Management Course

Course Info

Bring in the new year and plan to take your Wound Care to the next level by becoming Wound Care Certified! Below are the upcoming dates and locations that the Wound Care Education Institute will be providing their Skin and Wound Management Course as well as the NAWC Certification Examination.

January 2011 Events
Monday, January 24, 2011 – Friday, January 28, 2011
Wound & Skin Management Course and NAWC Certification Examination
Location: New Orleans, LA
Thursday, January 27, 2011 – Sunday, January 30, 2011
Wound & Skin Management Course and NAWC Certification Examination
Location: Sacramento, CA
4- Day Weekend Dates
Monday, January 31, 2011 – Friday, February 04, 2011
Wound & Skin Management Course and NAWC Certification Examination
Location: Dallas, TX

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.  Click here to view our detailed course curriculum.

Become Wound Care Certified with WCEI’s Wound Care Course
Or just simply take the course for your own knowledge and benefit.  Our wound certification course is an informative and empowering week for anyone interested in learning more about healing wounds.

Individuals who are not eligible for wound care certification may also attend the course. Wound-related product sales representatives or other non-clinicians can gain valuable insight into the business and science of wound care, thus giving them an edge over their competition.

Wound Care Certification

WCEI’s Skin and Wound Management Course meets the pre-requisite requirement for the National Alliance of Wound Care® (NAWC®) certification exam. Eligible participants are given the option to take the wound examination onsite.  Please click here to view the requirements for wound care certification.

The Wound Care Certification Exam

The NAWC® Wound Care Certification Examination is administered at the conclusion of the course for those who meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the certification exam. The test is administered by NAWC – the National Alliance of Wound Care.

The Advantages of Wound Care Certification

  • Earning a wound specialist certification offers many advantages and benefits including:
  • Increased consumer/patient confidence
  • Feelings of pride, self-satisfaction and confidence for the certified wound specialist
  • Enhanced career opportunities and accelerated career advancement including higher pay levels – CLICK HERE to view pay scale for WCC.
  • Professional acknowledgement, recognition, and respect
“Being certified has made a great difference in my professional life!”

–Deb Hans, RN, WCC®, Loxahatchee, FL


Course Atmosphere

The Skin and Wound Management Course is taught in a fun, relaxed and professional environment.  The classes are upbeat, positive, high energy, and designed specifically for health care professionals.  Classes are interactive to maintain participants’ energy and interest levels; and all of the instructors are dynamic presenters who use lots of visuals, a variety of learning styles, interesting examples and humor as part of their instruction styles.  We promise you won’t be bored.

Here’s what one satisfied participant had to say about WCEI’s wound care certification program:

“Thanks for such a great experience. … The classes were never boring; there was always something new  that I was learning.    Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! “

–Sue Tredenick, LPN, WCC®, Lansdowne, PA


Course Details
Please click here for course content details or click here for class dates and locations.  If you’re interested in hosting a class, please visit our Host a Class page.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our classes soon.

10,000 Wound Care Certified Professionals!!!!

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

National Alliance of Wound Care
National Alliance of Wound Care® Certifies over 10,000 WCC®s

The National Alliance of Wound Care (NAWC®) announced that it reached a milestone with its WCC credential.  Effective today, NAWC certified over 10,000 WCCs since it began offering the accredited WCC certification in 2003.  “The WCC credential is the most popular among clinicians and now ranks clearly as the leading wound care certification in the United States”, said Debbie Hecker RN, MBA, WCC, and Executive Director.
The overwhelming popularity of the WCC credential is attributed to several factors, including the huge demand for more certified clinicians in the wound care market as well as its multi-discipline nature. The WCC is available to those licensed healthcare professionals who participate on the wound care team.   As one recent WCC put it, “The WCC is a valuable and highly regarded credential that fit my lifestyle.”
In addition to the WCC credential, the NAWC recently introduced an advanced specialty certification 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. NAWC hopes to certify more than 800 individuals with the DWC credential next year. The certification will commence in February 2011.
The National Alliance of Wound Care intends to continue its growth of both certifications as well as other new opportunities that will benefit all WCCs and the wound care market at large.