EXTON, Pa., April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Pennsylvania's Health Care Connect (HCC), an initiative of the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), surveyed its members to understand what areas of clinical training was most important, the top answer was wound care education. To address this response, HCC is collaborating with Wound Care Education Institute® (WCEI®) to offer a four-day, onsite Skin and Wound Management course in Exton, Pennsylvania. The course, which begins on May 8, 2017, is funded in part by a grant from Chester County Workforce Development Board/PA Department of Labor and Industry.
HCC is composed of over 60 organizations in Southeastern Pennsylvania, including hospitals, continuing care retirement communities, home health companies, acute rehabilitation facilities, educational institutions, and county development offices. The collaboration of organizations shares the goal of improving the quality of health care delivery.
WCEI® Co-Founder/Clinical Instructor Nancy Morgan, RN, BSN, MBA, WOC, WCC, DWC, OMS shared her excitement, saying, "WCEI is honored to teach our comprehensive Skin and Wound Management course in Exton next month. Our goal is for the clinicians to leave the course with improved clinical skills needed to deliver quality care and, most importantly, to help their patients to heal."
WCEI® offers the Skin and Wound Management course online or in a live classroom setting. Upon completion of the course, those who meet the eligibility requirements and successfully pass the national board certification exam by the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO®) will become board certified in wound care, earning the WCC® (Wound Care Certified) credential. Over 20,000 health professionals have taken the steps to obtain the prestigious WCC® certification.
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.
About Health Care Connect (HCC)
HCC, previously known as The Chester County Health Care Partnership (CCHCP), was formed to address the regional workforce needs in healthcare. HCC shares best practices, talent development/recruiting information, program ideas, and training grants to stabilize and strengthen the local workforce and enhance patient care.
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SOURCE Wound Care Education Institute