PLAINFIELD, Ill., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wound Care Education Institute® (WCEI®), leading provider of comprehensive education in skin, wound, diabetic and ostomy management, offered onsite skin and wound management training in partnership with the Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) in February. This training was offered as part of the quality improvement activities supported through a partnership with The Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association. HRET serves as one of 16 Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIINs) under the Partnership for Patients.
Director of the MHA Mississippi Center for Quality and Workforce, LaNelle Weems, MSN, RN, shared her enthusiasm about the class, stating, "We feel very fortunate to have partnered with WCEI for this opportunity and we enjoyed having Joy Hooper teach the class. She was very energetic and inspiring to our students. One of our goals is to increase skill and knowledge in our hospitals, large or small, to improve outcomes of our patients. This specific training will enhance the ability of our healthcare workforce to care for and prevent wound and skin injury."
WCEI offers the Skin and Wound Management course online or in a live classroom setting. Upon completion of the course, those who meet the eligibility requirements and successfully pass the national board certification exam by the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO®) will become board certified in wound care, earning the WCC® (Wound Care Certified) credential. Over 20,000 health professionals have taken the steps to obtain the prestigious WCC certification.
About Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI)
WCEI is the leading national educational center of excellence for wound care and ostomy education. WCEI's mission is to develop multi-disciplinary wound care professionals by offering training programs based on current standards of care and evidence-based research. WCEI has trained thousands of wound care physicians, therapists, nurses and sales and marketing professionals through webinars, seminars, and the Wild on Wounds (WOW) national conference.
About Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA)
MHA is the state organization that represents and serves over 100 hospitals, health care systems, networks, and other providers of care in Mississippi through representation and advocacy activities. MHA also provides education for state health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. MHA is headquartered in Madison, Mississippi.
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SOURCE Wound Care Education Institute