how to become a wound care consultant? - page 2
by wtian 19,270 Views | 17 Comments
I work in a Long Term Care facility and do a lot of wound care. I become more interested in it. I want to get a wound care certificate. a coworker told me that once you got the certificate, you'll be a wound care consultant. Is... Read More
- 0Feb 2, '08 by sharlynnQuote from LTCRN4LIFEI'm not really clear on what you mean by consultant. Are you thinking of starting your own business? As a WCC, you can do that and I guess you would be considered a consultant.Five days and you can become certified as a Consultant? Is this the same Certificate as the more lengthy program?
- 0Sep 12, '08 by CodypatodyHow did you like the WebWOC program? I have my WCC so will not need to take the wound portion. When I inquired, they said you needed 100 hrs of clinical...maybe this was changed since you took it? How did the course run? Could you take them at your leisure or were they scheduled? I work full time so just wondering how I could fit it in.
- 0Sep 12, '08 by CodypatodyQuote from wv_heart_rnhow did you like the webwoc program? i have my wcc so will not need to take the wound portion. when i inquired, they said you needed 100 hrs of clinical...maybe this was changed since you took it? how did the course run? could you take them at your leisure or were they scheduled? i work full time so just wondering how i could fit it in.hi! to become a consultant you have to take the certification exam. if you have a bsn you can take classes from several schools around the county. i am currently taking classes from webwoc. it is an online program. the would portion is a three week class. then you have to do 50 hours of clinical time with a certified wound care rn. after that you can sit for the certification exam.
it is a little intensive but vey worth it when you are done. i am doing wound, ostomy and continence certification. then i plan on opening a consulting business.
i hope you get certified. we need lots of educated and certified wound care nurses out there.
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- 0Sep 16, '08 by certwndnrsIf you have at least 3 years of direct wound care experience then check out the CWCA certification. www.aawm.org The exam is offered twice a year, no classes to take. Its difficult to study for this exam because it is based on personal experience and evidence based medicine. If you become certified, and offer your expertise to agencies, then you are considered a consultant. Talk to your employer about your interest and ask if they would be willing to support you with it. Good luck.
- 0Sep 16, '08 by certwndnrsTypical wound measurements are Length (head to toe) at longest length, width (hip to hip) at the widest point. Depth is measured at its deepest, tunneling and tracking is measured according to the clock method with 12 being toward the patient's head. wound measurements are usually documented in centimeters.
- 0Jun 20, '09 by RoccoAHi, I'm an italian RN.
I've a question about the core competency curriculum of a Consultant, Specialist and Advanced Wound Care Nurse: are the same?
If didn't so, in which are they different?
In Italy we've to pass a national exam to begin to work as RN, then we've a lot of educational programmes at universities, that give us a degree (master or specialisation course). I'm attending the second year of a master in Wound Care at Modena's University (in collaboration with Pisa and Ancona) and the "core competency curriculum of specialist in wound care" will be the argument of my final work for the master.
Thanks for replies (and excuse my english...).
- 0Sep 16, '11 by marksiHello Rocco,
I just saw your post, even though it's 2 years later. I'm a CWOCN (certified wound, ostomy and continence nurse) in the US, and I was thinking of doing a master's in Italy in wound care. Did you finish your program? I'm very curious about how wound care nurses work in Italy, and in what type of settings you work (hospitals, home, clinics?).
Si preferisce, possiamo anche parlare in italiano. thanks.