Dates for Wound Care Certification Program Announced

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Dates for Wound Care Certification Program Announced

Time: September 9, 2015 at 7am to September 11, 2015 at 5:30pm
Location: Los Angeles
Website or Map: http://www.skilledwoundcare.c…
Phone: (866) 771-2107
Event Type: health
Organized By: Nicole
Latest Activity: Aug 7, 2015

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Dates for Wound Care Certification Program Announced

 

            Each day, 164 people lose their lives – many unnecessarily – due to improper care of pressure wounds also known as bedsores, a little-known area of medicine that is growing at an alarming rate with the rapid aging of our society.

            Registered and licensed vocational nurses and those in related fields may earn continuing education credit and certification in the area of wound care by enrolling in weekend courses sponsored by the College of Long Term Care:

 

  • September 9-11, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA (Includes Skills Lab)
  • September 23-25, 2015 - Oakland, CA (Includes Skills Lab)
  • October 28-30, 2015 - Dallas, TX (Includes Skills Lab)

 

            “The growing problem of pressure wounds is especially challenging for nursing homes that have had to send their residents to specialty clinics and hospitals for treatment,” said Anvar, who also founded the College of Long Term Care.  “This is especially costly when you factor in ambulance transportation, lifting and moving patients in delicate health, admittance to the hospital and surgical care.  Also, the simple act of transporting patients can lead to the onset of additional pressure wounds.  By teaching staff how to prevent such wounds and identify them at the earliest stages, we can reverse these troubling statistics.”          

            Weekend courses sponsored by the College of Long Term Care will reveal these basic facts about caring for wounds:

 

  • Avoid excess baths (should only bathe for 3-5 minutes 2-3 times per week)
  • Keep water temperature lukewarm – not hot
  • Add bath oil
  • Do not use most soap products as they contain detergent (Dove is the exception)
  • Do not use washcloths
  • Pat dry
  • Apply moisturizer immediately after bathing and reapply 4 times each day
  • Stay well hydrated
  • Avoid caffeine, spices and alcohol  

 

To enroll or for more information, call (866) WOUND-80 or visit  http://www.skilledwoundcare.com/educational-resources/courses/

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