Wisconsin Wound Care Prevention and Treatment Program
The, Wisconsin Health Care Association
, (WHCA) and LeadingAge Wisconsin™
(formerly called WAHSA) have jointly submitted a request to the Division of Quality Assurance for the use of federal Civil Monetary Penalty funds for the Wisconsin Wound Care Certification Project. Due to the approval of this request nursing homes in the state of Wisconsin will be awarded a significant decrease of tuition to attend Wound Care Education Institute®, Skin and Wound Management Course and also sit for the National Alliance of Wound Care®, Wound Care Certified (WCC®) examination. This initiative is supported by the Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services
, Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living
, West Bend Mutual Insurance
® and Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care
The Wisconsin Wound Care Initiative was developed with the intent of significantly reducing the incidence and severity of pressure ulcers among individuals residing in Wisconsin's nursing homes. The goal of this program is to increase specialized wound care education, skills and certification of facility nursing and professional staff and to dramatically expand the number of Wisconsin nursing home facilities that utilize wound care certified professionals in prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.
The Program Fees:
- $1,200 - First staff member that is a RN, PT or MD employed in a LTC facility in the state of Wisconsin (this is a $1697 reduction in tuition cost) and $1,700 for each additional staff members to enroll.
- A $1,700 fee will apply to Physical Therapists or Medical Directors from private agencies that are not employees of LTC facilities but have a contractual relationship with a facility.
- $2,597.00 - Non-nursing home LTC professional staff.
A week long comprehensive skin and wound management training course. At the end of the week the "WCC" Wound Care Certified" examination will be given to those that qualify to sit for the exam. Certification exam and credentials will be offered by the National Alliance of Wound Care
Class Dates and Locations
March 19-23, 2012 May 21-25, 2012
The Cove of Lake Geneva Mendota Mental Health Conference Center
111 Center Street 301 Troy Drive
Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Madison, WI 53704
June 11-15, 2012 July 16-20, 2012
Veterans Home at King Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center
N2665 County Road QQ 2815 County Hwy. I
King, WI 54946 Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
August 20-24, 2012
Mon-Thur 9:00am - 4:30 pm Course Sessions
Friday 8:00am - 12:00 pm Certification Exam
1635 South 21st Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
General Criteria for Participation:
A. Any individual recommended by a licensed Wisconsin nursing home for participation in this program must meet the following criteria:
• Applicant is a current employee of the facility submitting the application.
• The applicant holds an active, unrestricted Wisconsin license as Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist or Physician.
• It can be documented that wound care has been a component of the applicant’s job duties for at least 2 years out of the last 5 years.
B. Qualified applicants that are accepted for participation will be required to attend all four days of the training class, no absences permitted. Facilities will be responsible for travel and lodging of chosen participant.
C. To receive the “WCC” wound care certification credential, qualified applicant must successfully complete the certification exam with a passing score of 70% or higher. Certification examination will be given on the fifth day of class.
ELIGIBILITY FOR CERTIFICATION
Applicants for the NAWC®
WCC® certification examination must meet all of the following criteria:
Active unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse
Documentation of active involvement in the care of wound care patients, or in management, education or research directly related to wound care while actively licensed for at least two years full-time/four years part-time within the past five years.
(Wound care is a component of their job duties for at least 2 yrs.
in the last 5 yrs.)
Must have attended NAWC ® approved course Wound Care Education Institute: “Skin and Wound Management Certification Training Course”
Completion of application and required supporting documentation.
Receive passing score on the NAWC® WCC® examination.