Jun 30, 2015, 08:00 ET
MCHENRY, Ill., June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela, Inc., has partnered with the Wound Care Education Institute, Inc.® (WCEI), the country's leading wound care education provider, to provide industry certification to Medela's professional wound care staff. The first of its kind, the Certified Wound Care Market Specialist (CWCMS®) program was created to educate professional teams on evidence-based current standards of care in wound management. WCEI has successfully trained and certified nearly 1,000 wound care sales and marketing professionals in both healthcare and manufacturing industries.
"Medela Healthcare has provided Negative Pressure Wound Therapy since 2008 through our experienced team and PartnerFirst™ Network," said Alan Cawley, Director of Sales for Medela Healthcare. "This WCEI certification supports Medela's commitment to providing our customers, and ultimately the patients we partner to serve, with unparalleled expertise."
"This partnership ensures Medela sales and marketing personnel continue to have the skills and competency in the evolving field of wound care to support clinicians nationwide," said Nancy Morgan, president and co-founder of Wound Care Education Institute, Inc. "This type of very focused training in wound care represents a growing opportunity to improve the overall clinical outcomes for wound care patients."
The Medela family company, headquartered in the Canton of Zug, Switzerland, was founded by Olle Larsson in 1961. Medela concentrates on two business units: "Breastfeeding," with fundamental research that is recognized globally and leading in the development and manufacture of breastfeeding products, and "Healthcare,"engineering and manufacturing highly innovative medical vacuum technology solutions. Medela has 18 subsidiaries in Europe, North America and Asia, distributes its products in over 90 countries, and employs more than 1,500 staff worldwide. For more information, visit www.medela.com.
About the WCEI
Founded in 2003 by Nancy Morgan RN, BSN, MBA, WOC, WCC, CWCMS, DWC, OMS and Donna Sardina RN, MHA, WCC, CWCMS, DWC, OMS, Wound Care Education Institute, Inc. has grown to become the leading educational center of excellence for wound care and ostomy education in the United States. 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. To date, WCEI has trained more than 25,000 wound care physicians, therapists, nurses and sales/marketing professionals. For information regarding WCEI's educational programs, visit www.wcei.net.
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