BROOKFIELD, Wis., March 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) and Vizient , the largest member-driven healthcare performance company in the United States, have partnered to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions within the Vizient Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) membership. As part of this campaign, Vizient is determined to achieve a 20-percent decrease in overall patient harm and a 12-percent reduction in 30-day hospital readmissions by 2019.
To support these goals, 50 clinicians from Vizient's HIIN membership will attend WCEI's Skin and Wound Management course during the week of April 23. The HIIN clinicians will be chosen from around the United States and meet in Irving, Texas, to complete the training.
"The Skin and Wound Management course is designed with patient-centered quality healthcare in mind," said WCEI Co-Founder/Clinical Instructor Nancy Morgan, RN, BSN, MBA, WOC, WCC, DWC, OMS. "Clinicians participating in the course can expect to advance their clinical knowledge through the teaching methods used by our field-experienced instructors."
WCEI offers the Skin and Wound Management course online or in a live classroom setting. Upon completion of a Skin and Wound Management course, those who meet eligibility requirements and successfully pass the national board certification exam by the National Alliance of Wound Care & Ostomy will become board certified in wound care, earning the prestigious Wound Care Certified (WCC) credential. More than 22,000 health professionals across the country are currently WCC certified.
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. WCEI's parent company, OnCourse Learning, is the largest provider of interprofessional CE content with Joint Accreditation status, which serves the three largest professions in healthcare: nursing, medicine and pharmacy through Nurse.com and ContinuingEducation.com.
SOURCE Wound Care Education Institute