Wound Care Education Institute Introduces New Certification and iPhone App in Las Vegas

Oct 01, 2010, 13:36 ET from Wound Care Education Institute

LAKE GENEVA, Wis., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wound Care Education Institute® (WCEI) just completed its largest attended "Wild on Wounds" (WOW) conference this past weekend in Las Vegas, NV. "We are very pleased with an increase in attendance of more than 13% this year. This conference has now become a significant attraction, in terms of national wound care conventions.  WOW is designed for the specific purpose of helping wound care clinicians advance their knowledge and obtain wound care education credits in the wound care arena," said Nancy Morgan, RN, BSN, MBA, WOCN, WCC, co-founder of WCEI.  

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This year the conference buzz was the introduction of the Diabetic Wound Certified® (DWC) credential from The National Alliance of Wound Care® (NAWC®). WCEI, the educational partner of NAWC, will offer the NAWC approved Diabetic Wound Certification course to DWC candidates.  The DWC is an advanced, certification in diabetic wound management open to healthcare professionals who currently hold an accredited certification in wound care. (WCC®, CWS®, CWCN®, CWON® and CWOCN®).  

An iPhone app was also introduced to several hundred WOW attendees. "The app called 'Wound Central' gives the clinician everything they need in one centralized location, right in the palm of their hand," said Donna Sardina, RN, WCC and co-founder of WCEI.  The app offers a significant wound care image library, step-by-step treatment videos, anatomical reference guides and much more.  The app can be downloaded via iTunes.  A smartphone version is currently under development.

About WCEI

WCEI is a high-quality wound care education company dedicated to developing multi-disciplinary wound care professionals in the United States.  WCEI offers educational programs and clinical support, based on up-to-date wound care research, trends, and evidenced-based practice.  For more information on the Wound Care Education Institute, please visit the website at www.wcei.net or email at Info@wcei.net.

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