Desperately seeking educaters for LPN treatment nurse

  1. Hi guys,

    I have just been hired as a treatment nurse at a LTF and want to know if there are any places that will certify and further educate an LPN. WOC and WOCN only educate RN's and I am really needing to find one that will work with an LPN. This job is very important to me and the facilty I am working with has just thrown me out there. Any help would be invaluable to me as I want to do a good job and excel in this field and I really want my patients to progress so can you help me please. I have searched everywhere online and can only find accredited schools that only work with RN's. I am making connections with my reps but I really need hands on and online education to become all I want to be.

    Thanks in advance...I really don't want to fail my patience due to ignorance

    Robi, LPN
  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   ohmeowzer RN
    i hope someone here can help you. I was a treatment nurse about 10 years ago ( ah hem) and i had a LPN working with me. She could not work unless supervised by a RN. I had to go with her to measure wounds and i wrote treatment orders. wayyy back then LPN's could not be certified because they had to be supervised by a RN. i am sure things have changed and maybe LPN's can be certified. i wish you luck in wound care, i did it for about 6 not cut out for it... i was never certified but.... nursing has evolved and i am sure you will get alot of help. take care and good luck in your new job , we need more nurses like you !!
    Last edit by ohmeowzer RN on Jun 17, '09
  4. by   ktwlpn
    One of those orgs does certify LPN's in wound care-I'm not sure which one but a former co-worker of mine did it.Check each major organization. You will be working independently of the floor staff (rn and lpn) ====You'll be responsible for assessing and tracking the wounds and you'll also call the doc each time you want to make a new recommendation so the doc will actually be "giving the order" not you (which is a distinction many of the staff may need to be reminded of)
  5. by   CapeCodMermaid
    Do you have a wound protocol? A supplier you buy all your wound care products from? Smith and Nephew had a wound care certification program which I think admitted LPNs but I could be wrong.
  6. by   CapeCodMermaid
    PS. You should get educated in how to spell 'educator'.
  7. by   caliotter3
    Quote from CapeCodMermaid
    PS. You should get educated in how to spell 'educator'.
    I also think you meant "patients". Good luck finding a program and let us know if you find one. :wink2:

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