WOUND CARE SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION (WCS-C)
Organization for Wound Care Nurses and Allied Healthcare Professionals (OWCNAHP) is committed to providing Board Certification for all healthcare providers through evidenced based training programs and hands on skills competencies, while maintaining the highest standards of continuing medical & nursing education.
The Wound Care Specialist Certification (WCS-C) program is designed to meet the basic wound care educational needs of the medical providers working in different clinical settings. This course provides a comprehensive review about the Evaluation & Management of the Acute & Chronic Wounds and the diagnosis and documentation requirements per CMS criteria. In addition; skills competency session provides each attendee with the hands-on experience needed to function as a Wound Care Specialist. Course participation will increase the knowledge, skills, ability, and confidence of the attendees leading to effective wound management and optimal patient outcomes. Upon successful completion of the program, all attendees will receive OWCNAHP certification as a “Wound Care Specialist Certification” (WCS-C) title which is valid for (4) years and verifiable online at www.woundcarenurses.org.
- Anatomy & Physiology of the skin.
- Phases of wound healing.
- Basic fundamentals of wound care.
- Classifications of wounds based on CMS / ICD-10 criteria: Identification & Treatment.
- Wound Debridement: Types, properties and uses of wound debridement.
- Wound Care Dressings: Properties & Uses.
- Wound Care evaluation & management guidelines utilizing Standard of Care Continuum.
- Role of PA and APRNs: Prescriptive authority and the Wound Care Specialist role.
- Wound Care Specialist Consultation rules and Scope of practice.
- Wound Care Pharmacology.
- Legal liabilities: Wound care Specialty.
- Skills Lab: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) Dressing, Wound culture technique, Compression therapy, Aseptic dressing change technique, Circulation assessment utilizing Doppler and wound measurement technique.
SCOPE OF PRACTICE
- Medical provider: A doctor of medicine or osteopathy (MD/DO) who is authorized to practice medicine or surgery by the State in which the doctor practices. Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Podiatrist (DPM) and Physician assistants (PA) who are authorized to practice under the State law and who are performing within the scope of their practice as defined under State law.
- Wound care is a clinical specialty that requires substantial specialized judgment and proficiency, focused on compassionate, clinically appropriate, and patient centered care effective for the wound treatment and for the promotion of overall health.
- All medical providers shall practice with a focus on patient safety, and function within the parameters of the legal scope of practice and in accordance with the federal, state, and local laws; rules and regulations; and policies, procedures and guidelines of the employing health care institution or practice setting.
CLASSROOM WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
April 15, 2023
May 13, 2023
June 10, 2023
July 15, 2023
August 19, 2023
September 09, 2023
October 07, 2023
November 11, 2023
December 02, 2023
TIME: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
One Day Onsite/Classroom Workshop
Involves lectures, interactive demonstrations and hands-on skills training.
One Day Virtual Workshop / Live Session
Involves lectures, interactive learning and visual training.
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SCHDULE
April 22, 2023
May 20, 2023
June 17, 2023
July 22, 2023
August 26, 2023
September 16, 2023
October 14, 2023
November 18, 2023
December 09, 2023
TIME: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
APRN – Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
ADDRESS: 13988 Diplomat Drive #100
Farmers Branch, Texas 75234
HOW TO REGISTER
To register for the course, please visit Advanced Health Institute
Participants will earn 8.0 contact hours of continuing education credits for attending and successfully completing the competency skills.