Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) by Relias will host the 2022 Wild on Wounds (WOW) conference from September 7-10 at the Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, Florida. Wild on Wounds brings together clinicians from across the U.S. to network, participate in interactive sessions and hands-on workshops, and learn new treatments and technologies that enhance their knowledge and ability to care for patients.

New this year is a partnership with The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO) to host the conference. NAWCO assisted WCEI with the speaker lineup to bring clinicians fresh wound care sessions they can apply to their practice.

Designed for practicing nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, and physicians, WOW offers innovative, interactive, and informative sessions including simulation workshops, live product demonstrations, debridement labs, compression labs, mock trials, an escape room, and more. Conference attendees have the opportunity to choose from 55 educational sessions and earn contact hours for continuing education (CE) credits and can receive a tax deduction for attending. Notable sessions include:

  • Lose the Ooze: The Art and Science of Exudate Management, led by Catherine Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BS, CWOCN-AP, Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates
  • Promoting Empowerment in Lower Limb Care, led by Ellie Lindsay, BSc (Hons), RN, DN, CPNP, CPT, DipHE, The Lindsay Leg Club Foundation
  • Mobile Wound Care, led by Dr. Jennifer Ty-De Guzman, Excell Home Care, Inc.
  • Assessment, Treatment, and Documentation of Wounds in a Low Resource Setting, led by Dr. Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, University of California, Davis Medical Center
  • Skin Changes and Wounds in the Acutely Ill Neonatal/Pediatric Patient, led by Roxana Reyna, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CWON-AP, WCC, Driscoll Children’s Hospital

“The Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) is thrilled to bring WOW to nurses and wound care professionals, encouraging them to experience the new voices, concepts, and ideas that make this conference special,” said Trish Richardson, MSN, BSBA, RN, NE-BC CMSRN, a WCEI ambassador and director of post-acute care solutions at Relias. “WOW is more than just a place to shake hands and listen to speeches. It’s an interactive forum for collaboration and innovation that empowers attendees to continuously improve their skills in order to provide the highest quality patient care.” Richardson also is the president-elect of the North Carolina Nurses Association.

“WOW is truly a unique industry event, geared toward bedside nurses who often aren’t able to attend conferences and participate in their many learning and networking opportunities,” said Cindy Broadus, RN, BSHA, LNHA, CLNC, CHCRM, WCC, DWC, OMS, Executive Director of NAWCO. “We look forward to welcoming this year’s attendees in-person and showing them all our community has to offer!”

In  addition to the sessions, WOW attendees can visit the exhibit hall featuring more than 60 vendor booths, including 3M Medical Solutions; Abbott; Airos Medical; AliMed; Amerx Health Care; AROA; Boston BGEcare; BSN Medical; Calmoseptine; Casco; Century Pharmaceuticals; ConvaTec; Dale Medical Products; DARCO International; eKare; Ethos Solutions; Excell College; Ferris Mfg. Corp; Frontier Therapeutics; Global Health Products; Hartmann USA; HidraWear; Hydrofera;  Innovative Gx Laboratories; Integra Life Sciences; Intellicure; International Alliance of Wound Care Scholarship Foundation; ITreatMD; JUZO; Kerecis; Kiss Healthcare; Koya Medical; L&R USA; McKesson Medical-Surgical; Medela; Medi USA/CIrcAid; Medtrition; Medway Group; Milliken Healthcare Products; MIMEDX; Molnlycke; National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy; NATROX; NelDerm: Net Health; New Source Medical; Nurse.com; Nutricia North America; Prism Medical Products; PRS Medical Technologies; Puracyn Plus by Innovacyn; Safe n Simple; Standard Textile; Stealth Belt; Stiehl Tech; Stratus Pharmaceuticals; Trio Ostomy Care; QuickChange/UI Medical; United Ostomy Association of America; URGO Medical North America; Vikor Scientific; vTail Healthcare Communications; Wound Care Education Institute; Wound Care Advantage; WoundZoom by Perceptive Solutions; and Winchester Labs.

Don’t miss out on what 2022 Wild on Wounds has to offer. Register today!

Natalie Vaughn

Natalie Vaughn has worked in marketing and communications for more than 15 years, with more than half of her experience dedicated to healthcare quality improvement. At Relias, she partners with physicians, nurses, curriculum designers, writers, and other staff members to shape healthcare content designed to improve clinical practice, staff expertise, and patient outcomes. She obtained a Master of Business Administration degree with a focus in marketing, driven by a passion for understanding consumer behavior, branding strategies, and leveraging thought leaders as innovators within a given industry.

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