COURSES ARE CUSTOMIZED BASED ON THE NEEDS OF NURSES, CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANTS AND PATIENT CARE ASSOCIATES.
TOP CHOICE COURSE: Wound Treatment Associates: Endorsed by the premier WOCN Society. Founded in 1968, the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) is the largest and most recognized professional nursing community dedicated to advancing the practice and delivery of expert healthcare to individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence care needs.
Care Improvement Strategies is a licensed national provider of the WOCN Society’s Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) course for nurses, physical therapists, and medical technicians. The WTA course can be completed in 12-weeks online and includes virtual or on-site competency evaluations. Nurses earn 32.25 CEs (ANCC).
The Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Program developed by the WOCN Society is a continuing education program to further empower wound, ostomy, and continence specialty nurses and improve patient outcomes by extending the reach of the wound team to patients at the bedside. The WTA Program prepares non-specialty nurses to provide basic, bedside wound care and to increase focus on prevention of pressure injuries. Graduates of the WTA Program who hold a nursing license are eligible for the WTA-C certification exam provided by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB) https://www.wocn.org/wound-treatment-associate-program/about/
Additional courses offered by Care Improvement Strategies are tailored to your needs.
Hospital-wide prevalence surveys – methods, analysis, and improvement planning – for certified wound specialists, quality nurses, skin care committees, managers
Pressure Injury prevention and treatment – designing the approach, mobilizing the team – for quality directors, wound specialists, skin care committees
Conducting root cause analysis of pressure injury events – for nurses, certified wound specialists, quality nurses, managers, skin care committees, risk management
Legal issues: Documentation: Accurate risk assessment scores, evidence-based interventions, and patient education – for nurses, managers, risk management
Identifying which patients are at risk for pressure injuries: How to use the Braden Scale correctly – for nurses
Pressure Injury prevention and treatment – the roles of bedside nurses, CNAs and PCAs
Pressure Injury Prevention – end-of-life care and challenges – for nurses
Skin care: from neonate to care of the elderly patient – for CNAs and PCAs
Preventing skin complications related to pressure, moisture, incontinence – for nurses, CNAs and PCAs
Reducing CAUTI – what to do after the catheter is out. – for nurses
Reducing device-related pressure injuries – an interdisciplinary approach – for nurses, skin care committees, quality nurses
Care of the patient with a stoma-the road to recovery – for nurses
SUPPORT FOR IMPROVING QUALITY: PREVENTING AND TREATING PRESSURE INJURIES: FROM INSTITUTIONAL PROCESS STRATEGIES TO STRATEGIES THAT WILL EDUCATE AND ENGAGE BEDSIDE PROVIDERS
A variety of consultations, webinars, mentorships, and courses can be tailored to the needs of your organization as you strive to meet your quality and patient safety goals
SPECIALIZED EDUCATION FOR NURSES CARING FOR PATIENTS WITH BOWEL AND URINARY DIVERSIONS
Focused education will enhance patient satisfaction, decrease length-of-stay and avoid readmissions for patients with stomas.