Become a Wound Care Qualified Provider
Wound management has become an area of concern for health care providers as solutions are needed for optimal patient outcomes. Effective wound management requires appropriate diagnoses and treatment by prepared wound care providers.
Each wound requires treatment unique to the patient. In situations involving long-term care, chronic ulcers require a lot of attention from caregivers, and the treatments can be expensive.
“Why providing wound care gives your agency a Competitive Edge”
Many homecare agencies accept and provide wound care to patients by clinicians that do not have a current knowledge of wound management resulting in poor outcomes for the patient.
Do you ever have this order from a physician? “Nurse to evaluate and treat wound”
- If the nurse is not able to properly assess the wound and recommend the correct treatment for the wound, outcomes could be devastating.
- Avoiding Poor outcomes not only reduce costs the agency will incur in additional supplies and manpower, but also avoid being penalized with Medicare reimbursement process.
- The goal of attending this course is to provide your agency with the ability to employee experienced, knowledgeable wound care nurses and that have documented quality outcomes.
- Being known as an agency that provides a specialty services for wound care means referral sources will be confident in making would care referrals to your agency.
The overall purpose of this program is to provide participants with current evidence based education in the wound management and upon completion will enable participants to accurately assess, document, identify and plan appropriate & comprehensive patient treatment plans and interventions for wound management. The program will enable the participant to successfully implement current therapeutic guidelines and best practices to a patient requiring wound care.
The curriculum is designed and instructed by a certified wound care instructor that is dynamic, highly energetic and interactive in the classroom.
At the conclusion of the program participants will be able to:
- Describe the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system.
- Demonstrate proper wound assessments.
- Demonstrate proper pressure ulcer staging.
- Discuss wound pathology and the wound healing process.
- Discuss the principles of management for a variety of wounds and appropriate measures of care for each.
- Identify factors that enhance or impede wound healing.
- Discuss how standards of care, evidenced based practice, and a multi-disciplinary wound care team can affect clinical choices in wound management.