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The Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy is proud to offer a powerful new partnership with the Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI), an educational organization providing the highest quality wound care education possible based on the most current standards of practice guidelines and evidence-based research.

WCEI is a high-quality wound management education company with a unique combination of experienced staff, extensive knowledge, and an enthusiasm for teaching wound healing, making it stand out from other programs.

WCEI is the best choice for training in wound care. PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, Wound Care Nurses (including LPNs, RNs, and LVNs), Physicians, and other health care and wound care professionals obtain significant benefits from WCEI's world-class wound care training.

Course Objective
The WCEI Wound Care Certification Course is designed to provide participants with the best practices in wound care, the science behind healing wounds, and the most current standards of practice.

The Wound Care Certification Exam
There are two options for administration of the NAWC® Wound Care Certification Examination: (1) it may be administered at the conclusion of the course for those who meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the certification exam; (2) it may be administered at a computerized testing center. The test is administered by NAWC – the National Alliance of Wound Care.

Course Background
The Wound Care Certification Course is an informative and empowering week for anyone interested in learning more about healing wounds. Individuals who are not eligible for wound care certification may also attend the course. Wound-related product sales representatives or other non-clinicians can gain valuable insight into the business and science of wound care, thus giving them an edge over their competition. The Wound Care Certification Course meets the pre-requisite requirement for the National Alliance of Wound Care® (NAWC®) certification exam. Eligible participants are given the option to take the wound examination onsite.

Clinical Instructors
WCEI's top-notch credentialed wound care faculty deliver world-class wound care instruction. They bring the most current educational research, materials, and products from their clinical practices to the program. All instructors adhere to WCEI's wound care instruction philosophy of driving knowledge down to the bedside level, thereby making wound care instruction open and accessible to all qualified health care professionals. They make the wound care instruction experience useful, practical, dynamic, interesting, fun, and beneficial to attendees and their patients.

Class Topics
•  anatomy/physiology of skin
•  physiological process of wound healing
•  wound assessment - etiology - characteristics
•  wound management interventions
•  wound bed preparation
•  arterial, vascular, and diabetic ulcers
•  special wound care needs
•  adjunctive treatment modalities
•  nutritional management
•  bacterial burden
•  continuity of care
•  evidence-based practice guidelines
•  change, conflict management, communication
•  patient/family education
•  national health care issues
•  legal/ethical aspects, quality of care issues
•  cost management/budgeting
•  professional responsibilities
•  resource utilization
•  wound care team
•  coordination of services - multidisciplinary approach
Course Materials & Services Included with Tuition
•  classroom training sessions
•  complete WCEI wound care program syllabus
•  certification review
•  "NAWC®" wound care certification examination (for eligible candidates)
•  continuing education certificate
•  access to "members only" section of WCEI website
•  complimentary networking luncheon (at most course locations)
•  WCEI promotional items
•  clinical support following completion of the wound care program
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Nancy Morgan, RN, BSN, MBA, ET, CWCN, WCC - Co-Founder of WCEI/Clinical Wound Care Instructor
Donna Sardina, RN, MHA, WCC - Co-Founder/Clinical Wound Care Instructor
Dr. Don Wollheim, MD, FAPWCA, WCC - Clinical Wound Care Instructor
Scott Batie, MPT, RPT, MEd, WCC - Clinical Instructor
Cynthia M. Broadus, RN, BSHA, LNHA, CLNC, CLNI, CHCRM, WCC - Clinical Instructor
Bill Richlen, PT, CWS, WCC - Clinical Instructor

Requirements for National Alliance of Wound Care "WCC" Certification
For participants interested in wound care certification, additional requirements must be met to sit for the certification exam. Those requirements are as follows:

  1. Active unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Physician or Physician's Assistant
  2. Successful graduation from the WCEI Wound Care Certification Course
  3. One of the following options must be met:
    • 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. Please note: Candidate wound care experience must be a component of daily licensed job duties. This includes experience from such venues as Acute Care, Long Term Care, Home Health, etc.
    • Complete a minimum of 120 hours of hands on clinical training with an NAWC approved clinical preceptor after completion of "Wound Management Certification Training Course"
  4. Completion of application and required supporting documentation
  5. Payment of required fees
  6. Receipt of a passing score of 70% or greater on the NAWC® WCC® Examination
    • For Qualified candidates a proctored paper and pencil examination is available onsite following our wound care training course.
    • Computerized versions of the examination are administered at computer based testing facilities managed by LaserGrade/PSI Computer Testing. LaserGrade/PSI maintains testing sites throughout the United States and in other countries.

Accreditation Statement
The Wound Care Certification Course is approved by the National Alliance of Wound Care® Credentialing Board (NAWCCB), the credentialing arm of the National Alliance of Wound Care®.

Continuing Education Credits
Continuing Education Credits are available for RNs, LPNs, Physical Therapists, and Physicians who attend all scheduled class sessions of the Wound Care Certification Course.

For Nurses
This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) standards of accreditation for continuing education. Under the American Nurses Association approval system, state nursing associations support reciprocity. Upon completion of the program, 22.75 Contact Hours are available. California Board of Nursing: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 14094, for 22.75 Contact Hours.

For Physical Therapists
The Wound Care Education Institute is an approved Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, License number 216.00157. The Wound Care Certification Course is approved for 22.75 contact hours for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.

For Physicians
This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 22.75 Elective credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Class Times
Days 1-4: 9:00am-4:30pm
Day 5 - NAWC ® Wound Care Certification Examination: 8:00am-11:00am

The tuition for the Wound Care Certification Course is normally $2,997 but is discounted $300 to $2,697 when registering through the Norton School website.

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