Which is the best wound certification

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    Hi I'm an LVN I love wounds I want to specialize in wounds as an LVN my question is which would be the best or any certification that I would need I am also looking into a job offer with wound care but they need me to be certified what do I do I don't want to miss out on this opportunity. Please Help!!!!!!!!
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    Check out the sticked links found at the bottom of forum
    Wound Care Certification and Education Programs
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jul 29, '12 : Reason: updtaed info/links
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    Quote from bettylove
    Hi I'm an LVN I love wounds I want to specialize in wounds as an LVN my question is which would be the best or any certification that I would need I am also looking into a job offer with wound care but they need me to be certified what do I do I don't want to miss out on this opportunity. Please Help!!!!!!!!

    You really need to go on to a RN program, Betty. Wound care isn't just changing dressings, it's assessing the wound AND the contributing factors, the patient's ability to manage their care and their support system for this--and then develping a treatment plan and teaching how to carry it out. After becoming a RN, there are programs accredited by the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society which are the 'gold standard' for this field. There are other 'quickie' programs for non baccalaureate prepared nurses, some may accept a LPN. I just don't think this is the way to excellence, though it probably has a place in the dismal health care scene we work in.

    Margaret Jones RN, CWON (retired)
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    Quote from margo533

    You really need to go on to a RN program, Betty. Wound care isn't just changing dressings, it's assessing the wound AND the contributing factors, the patient's ability to manage their care and their support system for this--and then develping a treatment plan and teaching how to carry it out. After becoming a RN, there are programs accredited by the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society which are the 'gold standard' for this field. There are other 'quickie' programs for non baccalaureate prepared nurses, some may accept a LPN. I just don't think this is the way to excellence, though it probably has a place in the dismal health care scene we work in.

    Margaret Jones RN, CWON (retired)
    I understand exactly what your talking about and I always look for contributing factors ect... That's why I'm so fascinated with wounds there is so much attributed to having one it doesn't just happen there is always an underlined cause I actually am close to getting my RN maybe by the end of this year I will pass the boards but I wanted something meanwhile I could use now and still be in that specialty one way or another.


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