Last week was our Skin, Wound, and Ostomy certification course here in sunny Los Angeles!
It was a big success: we welcomed nurses from facilities and healthcare organizations all over Southern California, from the Valley to San Diego to Orange County. Some were getting certified for the first time, while others were there to get their certification renewed.
During the course, students learned the most up to date techniques and regulations in regards to wound care. This included how to properly classify, stage, document, and treat pressure injuries, and how to bring those best practices into facilities. Two days of learning plus an exam definitely left students feeling like experts, and eager to head back to implement what they had learned.
Stay tuned over the coming weeks to meet some of our LA participants - you’ll hear more about who they are, what got them into wound care, and what they learned. After seeing all the excitement, enthusiasm, and great questions, we are all looking forward to the next course in Oakland, May 16-18.
And in the meantime: here’s to peace, love, and healing wounds. (Special thanks to Tanya Jackson, Sara Flores, and Maicah Parayno, L to R below, some of our fantastic LA course students!)
Skilled Wound Care is a mobile surgical practice committed to transforming the chronic wound care model in nursing facilities. Wound care experts make weekly bedside visits to patients in long-term care facilities, avoiding transfers to hospitals or clinics. Our expert physicians give patients the most up-to-date and effective wound treatments, and educate facility staff on how to help patients continue to heal quickly and effectively between visits. This model of collaborative care allows SWC’s physicians to improve patients’ lives and health outcomes, to empower nursing staff, and to raise public awareness. Skilled Wound Care, along with its nurse and nursing home partners, is working every day to positively transform traditional nursing home wound care.