Wound Care Education for LPN

  1. 1 I'm wondering where to find wound care education in GA, or the surrounding states.

    I work at a less than stellar long-term facility, that has just switched from having wound care nurses, to having each floor nurse do their own tx. The problem is, I've noticed an increase in # and severity of wounds, and some strange, innapropriate dressings, such as a regular gauze on large wound with a large amount of discharge to be changed q3d- resulting in a stinking, soggy dressing that's just hanging on by the corner.

    At any rate, although I cannot become certified due to being an LPN, I'm desperately searching for a quality class for wound, ostomy, and incont care in the area. I live in ATL, I'm willing to travel quite a ways, depending on the length of classes, and I'm also willing to pay out of pocket.

    I've asked the mgmnt here, and they keep refering me to a short online course they have, and I'm wanting something more in-depth

    Any solutions from anyone out there?
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  3. Visit  Lynx25 profile page

    About Lynx25

    Lynx25 has '1' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'LTC'. Joined Mar '09; Posts: 339; Likes: 1,099.

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  4. Visit  Lynx25 profile page
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    I think you might be amazing.

    I will call you tomorrow!
  5. Visit  Chrissy Lou profile page
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    Quote from tfwilliams10
    I have had some great questions emailed to me since this last post. I invite all RN's, LPN's, and LVN's interested in wound care certification to email me at tara@wcei.net and we can determine if this is right for you. Let me know what major cities you are nearby and I can find a course near you. I look forward to helping you gain your board certification in wound care!
    Tara Williams
    WCEI


    EXCELLENT PROGRAM AND TRAINING!! I have had my certification for over 2 years now and love every minute of it!
  6. Visit  followyourbliss profile page
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    Hi ,

    I am starting a wound care course tommorow :] I am a LPN working in LTC who has a goal of being a wound care nurse. I saw some crazy dressings and wounds while I did my preceptorship in Burns and Vascular Surgery and I was hooked!! Good luck to everyone, I am looking forward to this learning curve!

    Warm Regards,

    Follow Your Bliss
  7. Visit  followyourbliss profile page
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    Hi,

    I am a LPN doing a Level 1 wound care course through a University here, the woman teaching the course is amazing!! There are 3 levels in this course, I have only just started Level 1 and my head is swimming with all the complexities :] THAT is what I love though!

    I would love hearing about everyones course, and comparing notes.

    Let's put those steri strips on probation! lol


    Warm regards,

    Follow Your Bliss
  8. Visit  Patton1514 profile page
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    Look at Emory at Atlanta...they have a wound care course. One is for RN's and up but the other is a 3 day course which gives you the material you need to pass the exam. Good Luck! I am going to take it. It's $1000.


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