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2014 Annual Wild On Wounds, (“WOW”) National Conference Sets Record Attendance

Friday, September 26th, 2014

For Immediate Release – PRN Newswire:

2014 Annual Wild on Wounds, (“WOW”) National Conference

Sets Record Attendance

Plainfield IL – September 29, 2014 The Wound Care Education Institute® (WCEI) successfully completed its largest “Wild on Wounds” (WOW) conference in Las Vegas, NV. WOW is fast becoming the largest fall wound care conference in the United States drawing close to 1,000 clinicians, students and industry professionals to the four day event.   Picture1

WOW is specifically designed to advance the skills and knowledge of healthcare professionals specializing in wound care.  The educational sessions and hands-on workshops help them stay on top of ‘today’s standards of care’ and teaches the latest in wound care treatments and technologies.  “I  was  overwhelmed  by  the  outpouring  of  thanks  and  gratitude  from  the attendees,” said Nancy Morgan, Cofounder of WCEI and WOW.

This conference appropriately themed “Skin is in” was held at the Rio Hotel and Convention Center, September 17-20, 2014. Highlights of the conference included:

  • Close to 1,000 practicing nurses, therapist, physicians and industry professionals who influence wound care decisions from all care environments
  • 50+ basic to advanced educational sessions
  •  20 “How-To” and “Hands-On” programs
  • Renowned speakers and industry experts
  • Live certification courses include Skin and Wound Care, Diabetic Wound Care and Ostomy Management
  • Exhibitor partners
  • Clinical poster presentations
  • Wound Care Certified (WCC®) Outstanding Achievement and Scholarship Awards

WOW 2015

Next year’s WOW conference will be held September 2-5, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.  If you are interested in receiving more details about WOW 2015 email WCEI at


About the Wound Care Education Institute

WCEI provides healthcare professionals with ongoing education support and comprehensive online and nationwide onsite courses in the fields of Skin, Wound, Diabetic and Ostomy Management. 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®).   Website:

I’m going to conference! Are you?

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Donna_headshotBy: Donna Sardina, RN, MHA, WCC, CWCMS, DWC, OMS

Years ago, when I first started out in the wound care specialty, the only way to learn about new products and what was going on in the field was to “go to conference” (wound care conference). All year long, planning and excitement continued to build for our big trip. Not going wasn’t an option; our facility, patients, and administrators needed us to attend. If we didn’t, we’d be way behind our competition in regard to cutting-edge, hot-off-the-press wound care treatments and techniques.

Besides being a forum for displaying new wound care products, conference is an opportunity to network, to see what others are doing—what’s working and what isn’t— and to hear firsthand from researchers.

Living in the digital age has changed things for us. We’re blessed to have innovative information at our fingertips whenever we connect to the Web via computer, smartphone, or tablet. Manufacturers’ websites, government guidelines, and social media sites can keep us informed of what’s hot and happening if we just take the time to check them.

But as glorious as the Web is, I still believe in the power of attending conference. Some things are just meant to be seen, touched, and experienced—live and in person. Being in a convention hall with hundreds or even thousands of clinicians who love the same icky, yucky, stinky, and sometimes-nauseating challenge of wound management is something you just can’t experience on the Web. The power of passion, excitement, and inspiration from others is so contagious.

It’s understandable that money and time constraints play a big part in decisions to attend conference. Nonetheless, I believe all wound and ostomy experts should figure out a way to go to conference every year, or at least every other year. Here are some creative ideas for funding your conference expenses:

Educational grants from suppliers
State or local educational grants
Employer’s tuition-reimbursement program
Combining your annual family vacation with the conference trip
Holiday or birthday gift from your family
Simple negotiation with your employer.

Currently in the United States, we can choose from several wound conferences, including the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy cosponsored event Wild on Wounds (WOW). I encourage all wound and ostomy experts to support and advance our specialty by continually educating and updating ourselves—and one way to do this is to go to conference.

Donna Sardina, RN, MHA, WCC, CWCMS, DWC, OMS
Clinical instructor
Wound Care Education Institute
Plainfield, Illinois

DISCLAIMER: All clinical recommendations are intended to assist with determining the appropriate wound therapy for the patient. Responsibility for final decisions and actions related to care of specific patients shall remain the obligation of the institution, its staff, and the patients’ attending physicians. Nothing in this information shall be deemed to constitute the providing of medical care or the diagnosis of any medical condition. Individuals should contact their healthcare providers for medical-related information.

47 Days to WOW Conference

Monday, August 4th, 2014

It’s not too late to register for WOW!  Don’t pass up the opportunity to network, learn and participate in some of the top wound management sessions. Jennifer talks about two of her sessions and what you can expect in this video.

Jennifer Oakley RN, WCC, CWCA, DWC, OMS, Clinical Instructor


The Wound Care Quiz Connection
In this session you will have a plethora of wound care information presented in a fun and fast moving quiz format to get you and your colleagues thinking again without overloading you. Join Jennifer, test your knowledge and inspire others.
Finding Common Ground…Your Guide to Surviving Wound Care Communication ChallengesIn this session you will learn effective communication techniques that will enable you to effectively deal with the day-to-day challenges you face as a wound care clinician.
Even our exhibitors and sponsors are getting in on the knowledge.
HANDS ON : Use of Collagenase SANTYL Ointment in Wound Bed Preparation

Amy Bruggeman NP, MS, APRN-BC

Proper wound bed preparation is crucial for wound repair to progress normally. The overall goal is to address the necrotic burden and achieve a stable wound with healthy granulation tissue.Debridement helps remove necrotic tissue, which is a key component to wound bed preparation.

This program will review wound bed preparation and the role of debridement. It will analyze evidence based medicine in the treatment of chronic wounds and it will summarize the benefits of Collagenase SANTYL® Ointment in chronic wound debridement.Don’t put it off any longer. Book your sessions today and get your hotel room ready.
See you in Vegas!

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Wild on Wounds Productions, Inc.
25828 Pastoral Drive
Plainfield, Illinois 60585

Wild On Wounds National Conference Brings Back the Maggots to Las Vegas!

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
This is just one of the sessions you can enjoy at our
National Wound Conference
Session 305 
Maggot Debridement Therapy
Dr. Ronald A. Sherman, M.D., M.Sc., D.T.M.H., Director, BioTherapeutics
We are pleased to welcome back Dr. Sherman, leading expert in maggot therapy and currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the non-profit BioTherapeutics, Education and Research (BTER) Foundation, which supports patient care, education and research in maggot therapy and the symbiotic medicine.
Taught in two sessions, this course will give you the didactic and the practical hands on education on maggot therapy. Learn about the history, current status, mechanisms of action, as well as indications and contraindications for maggot therapy. Then put all that to use when you actually learn the technical aspects of maggot debridement therapy by applying live maggot dressings to mock wounds.
This session has limited seating and fills up fast so don’t wait.
  • 3 days filled with wound care education
  • 2 days of vendor showcase exhibits
  • Lunch all 3 days with a lunch speaker on day 3
  • Party poolside with a robust buffet and drinks!
  • Complimentary collectible event T-shirt
  • and MORE!

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Wild on Wounds Contest Winner!

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Congratulations to Gayle Audenried from Moab Regional Hospital in Moab Utah. She is the winner of the “Why I Want To Go To WOW” contest.  Gayle receives an all expense Contest Winnerpaid trip to Las Vegas to attend the 2012 Wild on Wounds Conference at the Caesars Palace Hotel.  Each participant submitted a 3 minute video telling our alumni why they wanted to go to WOW.  Gayle’s video received over 400 votes. Her creativity really paid off.  To view Gayle’s video click here.

We also wish to thank our other participants.  Lona Gless, Andrea Hinojos and Sharon Pavelka.

Wild on Wounds Conference is being held September 12-15, 2012 in Las Vegas at the Caesars Palace.  Details can be found at

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

Therapeutic Support Surfaces: The Past, The Present, and the Future

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Therapeutic Support Surfaces

Therapeutic Support Surfaces:The Past, The Present and The Future will be presented by Rosalyn S. Jordan RN, BSN, MSc, CWOCN, WCC and National Alliance of Wound Care Board Director.

What is going on with support surfaces? Join us in this session and find out about the work of the Support Surface Standards Initiative, a committee of the NPUAP. This committee was convened in 2002 with a goal: to standardize support surface terms and definitions and to develop standardized tests that will be used to measure the different support surfaces, determine how this lends to clinical outcomes and to study the effectiveness of support surface therapy.

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

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

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