LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Donna Meador has been a nurse for over 30 years. Today, she works at the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) to oversee quality and patient safety activities.
Along with 34 other state associations, KHA is pursuing ambitious goals under the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) project. As the project's director at KHA, Meador is working closely with hospital leadership and teams to ensure hospitals meet the goals set out by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as part of the HRET HIIN project. KHA is striving to reduce inpatient harm by 20 percent and readmissions by 12 percent by 2019. Among the 12 areas of focus for the goals is pressure ulcers.
To ensure hospitals have the training they need to reduce pressure ulcers, KHA and Wound Care Education Institute® (WCEI®) formalized a partnership in June 2017. WCEI will bring the Skin and Wound Management course to a group of KHA member hospital clinicians in a live classroom setting in February 2018.
"The Skin and Wound Management course is based on current standards of care and evidence-based research which aligns with our focus to reduce pressure ulcers. We are happy to welcome the WCEI team to Kentucky!" stated Meador.
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® will become board certified in wound care, earning the prestigious WCC® (Wound Care Certified) credential.
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 Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA)
Based in Louisville, Kentucky, KHA represents hospitals, related health care organizations and integrated health care systems dedicated to sustaining and improving the health status of the citizens of Kentucky. Questions about KHA's quality and patient safety projects can be directed to Donna Meador (email@example.com).
SOURCE Wound Care Education Institute