Posts Tagged ‘Wound Care Nurse’

Wound Care Nurse, Connie Johnson RN WCC weighs in on WCEI

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Wound Care Nurse Connie Johnson RN, WCC recently dropped into a Wound Care Certification Course being held by the Wound Care Education Institute and gave us her thoughts on the Wound Care Certification program by WCEI. Watch the video below to listen to her thoughts about WCEI.

Wound Care Seminar (WOW 2009 Pt 1)

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

wowSo this year’s Wild on Wounds Conference is being held in the exciting city of Las Vegas Nevada from September 10-12, 2009! The conference is packed with valuable information and sessions that will support and further you wound care knowledge. New friendships are made and the networking possibilities are priceless.

This year’s conference is lining up to be an outstanding one to say the least. Below is the Pre-Conference Session Line Up. Look for Pt 2 tomorrow.

Thursday September 10, 2009 Pre-Conference Sessions

  • Nancy Morgan RN, BSN, MBA, CWCN, WCC will start off the conference with Wound Care Business Start-Up, Marketing and Service Performance. If you are considering going into business for yourself, you’ll want to attend this session! Do you want to have a consulting career? This course will have all the basic and essential information you’ll need to get started such as how to’s and what legal structures to consider, fees, and tips on marketing, advertising, building your customer base and developing business plans, forms and much more.
  • Sharp Debridement Certificate Program (Sessions 1,2 and 3) by Bill Richlen PT, WCC, CWS, Infinitus LLC, WCEI Instructor and Theresa Ferrante PTA, WCC, Grandview Hospital Dayton, Ohio. This program focuses on comprehensive presentation of wound bed preparation utilizing conservative sharp debridement.The session will include A&P, implications and contraindications, techniques, tools, documentation, legal issues and policy development. Hands-on lab practicum starts with skill performance check-off. All debridement instruments and supplies are provided for the skills lab. Hands on lab practicum continues with skill performance check-off. Attendance at session parts 1, 2 & 3 required. Participants will be awarded a Sharp Debridement Certificate upon completion of the program.

Be sure to make plans early to attend the Wild on Wounds 2009 Seminar in Las Vegas NV. You can register here.

Social Media and Wound Care

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

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Here you are reading this blog on WCEI.net about wound care. Whats all the buzz about Social Media anyway? For that matter what is Social Media and how do you use it? In short it is interacting with one another. Being social is part of our very fabric as humans and though we are Professionals, there is a social aspect to our encounters with patients. We learn from one another in social interaction, provide value, deliver goods and services, share emotions and much  more.

Providing wound care is no different. There is interaction with a care giver and a patient who needs the help, guidance and expertise of a wound care certified professional. We teach our patients with each new encounter, how to change dressings or discuss their status and/or prognosis. Sometimes those lessons stick and sometimes they don’t. What happens when the patients leave the clinic or office? What happens to the patients until the next encounter? Is there follow through? What interactive resources exist outside of the encounters we have with our patients?

Tools exist now for us to communicate beyond the clinic , nursing home or hospital. The very internet you are using now to read this blog post is under utilized. We are so connected and have an opportunity to share so much more through these tools. Facebook allows us to connect with friends and colleagues and even our patients. We have the opportunity to share our thoughts, ask questions, share photographs and videos. The potential for learning is nothing short than amazing! For virtually no cost, you can talk with someone on the other side of the country through services like Skype or ooVoo or iChat.

So my question and challenge to you is, How can you utilize these tools, this social media, to better serve your patients for wound care? Telemedicine? Consultation? What about sharing of ideas, pictures and videos on rare cases? We would love to hear how you picture Social Media being utilized by the medical profession and wound care certified nurses.

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Come check out the Wound Care Education Institute on Facebook here and add us as a friend. Discuss you wound care situations with us there, or check us out on Twitter.