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Wound Care Education Institute to Partner with Wisconsin Organizations to Improve Pressure Ulcer Care
Date:6/12/2008

c wound care costs in the United States are $20-$25 billion annually. As the population ages, it is expected that the costs to treat chronic wounds will continue to rise. Secretary Karen Timberlake, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services stated at a June 11, 2008 press conference, "Pressure ulcers are preventable afflictions, and we as leaders in health and long-term care must do all we can to reduce their occurrence."

According to John Sauer, the executive director of Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, "This collaborative effort will enable Wisconsin's nursing facilities to become even more proficient in the care and treatment of elderly residents with complex skin conditions. It also will provide measurable preventive health benefits to our residents by further increasing the clinical skills of our caregivers."

WCEI co-founder Nancy Morgan, RN, MBA, WCC, states, "This training and certification is an important step in helping the state of Wisconsin meet quality care goals for its citizens."

Wound Care Education Institute is a national education company that provides wound care training for nurses, physicians, physical therapists and physician assistants.


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