The Skin Wound Ostomy Certification (S.W.O.C.) is an exciting and fun educational program with certification exam, specifically designed for all clinical and non-clinical nurses. This three-day course (ending in a certification exam) focuses on everyday clinical wound care issues, with the goal of giving nurses a broader and greater understanding of skin, wound, and ostomy issues, which occur in patients with chronic conditions. It’s a fantastic learning opportunity for any nurses working at hospitals, wound clinics, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, and home health agencies.
In 2019, we’ll be teaching our live course in these cities on these dates:
2019 Course Schedule
February 26 - 28, Los Angeles, CA
May 14 - 16, Oakland, CA
May 28 - 30, Las Vegas, NV
June 18 - 20, Baltimore, MD
August 20 - 22, Denver, CO
September 24 - 26, Dallas, TX
October 8 - 10, Orange County, CA
October 22 - 24, New Orleans, LA
Come and join us! Here’s what students are saying about their experience:
“[Skilled Wound Care] does an amazing job in providing tools for good practice especially on how to protect our license in this litigious environment. Very helpful tips. I noticed that [you] will do everything to make sure wounds heal no matter how hard. Very inspiring!” - Kathleen
"Thank you so much for giving clear, appropriate, relevant information. This will help me give better care to my patients and help educate staff and family on better understanding wound progression and etiology." - Chegel
"I'm surely glad I attended this course. I gained knowledge on wound care I can utilize in educating my nursing staff and to improve nursing care in the management and minimizing development of pressure injuries and improving clinical documentations." - Glenda
Licensed nurses may register for the course or separately take the examination for certification. The cost of the course is all inclusive of books, fees, examination, and course lectures.
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.