Registration Opens for Wound Care Advantage’s Second UHMS Approved 40-Hour Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine Course

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The four day meeting strengthens WCA’s commitment to wound care education and training in the wound center.

The wound care course is designed to educate and improve the knowledge of physicians, nurses and allied health professionals in the science and practice of advanced wound care.

Wound Care Advantage, a leader in hospital partnered wound center management, recently opened registration for the company’s second Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine Course. The next UHMS approved 40-hour Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine course will be held October 15-18, 2015 aboard the Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach, CA. The meeting is open for registration from physicians, clinicians and staff working in wound centers across the country. To register for the event visit    

“Our team is very excited to be offering a second 40-hour course accredited through UHMS and NBDHMT in 2015,” said Melissa Bailey, VP of Education and Training. “The first event was so successful that we have decided to open up registration to everyone in wound care, not just WCA facilities.”

This time, in addition to the 40-Hour Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine Course, there is a one day course on wound care education being offered on October 14th, also aboard the Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach, CA. Both courses are being led by Dr. Gregory Bohn, FACS, FACHM.

“We listened to our attendees’ request to add wound care training and Dr. Bohn has the perfect blend of experience and an effective teaching style to create a solid day of wound care training,” said Bailey.

The wound care course is designed to educate and improve the knowledge of physicians, nurses and allied health professionals in the science and practice of advanced wound care. The Introduction into Hyperbaric Medicine course focuses on the use of hyperbaric medicine therapy to enhance the participant’s clinical and operational skills through lectures, case presentations and Q&A.

The faculty leading the course includes Dr. Gregory Bohn, FACS, FACHM, Randy Brooker, CHT and Rylan Smith, CFO, Wound Care Advantage. Topics covered in the course include history of HBO, physics of HBO, physiology and mechanisms of HBO, decompression: theory, sickness, tables, approved HBO indications, patient assessment - HBO selection, plans of care, documentation/quality assurance, reimbursement, tissues oxygen assessment, HBO chamber operations, clinical and technical practicum, HBO safety, contraindications and risk factors, and investigational uses of HBO.

“Upon completion of the course participants should have an understanding of the current standards and principles of practice for wound care and hyperbaric medicine,” said Bailey. “They will have an understanding of the mechanisms of action, contraindications and risk factors, patient, staff and operational safety while using a multidisciplinary team approach to wound healing and hyperbaric medicine.”

Approximately 6.5 million Americans currently suffer from non-healing wounds. Advanced wounds are often made worse by poor circulation, infection, diabetes, obesity and injuries. Without proper care these wounds can become infected, result in amputation or result in life-threatening conditions. Wound healing increases patient quality of life and works toward limb preservation in patients both with and without diabetes.

WCA works with the hospital both clinically and fiscally to ensure that they can continue to do great work serving their patients in the community. Transitioning wound care management providers can be a complex undertaking. WCA provides transition specialists to guide hospital executives through the entire process, making it as smooth as possible

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About Wound Care Advantage                                                                                            
Founded in 2002, Wound Care Advantage is a privately held company headquartered in Sierra Madre, California. Wound Care Advantage’s mission is to successfully partner with outpatient wound centers across the country to provide innovative solutions and specialty services that address the critical issues facing both wound centers and hospitals. Wound Care Advantage utilizes Luvo, an exclusive, cloud-based management system that powers all wound care operational services into one convenient, easily accessible technology platform. Wound Care Advantage believes that by taking a simple, yet comprehensive approach to complex wound care, they can help heal your wound care program, as well as your bottom line. For more information about Wound Care Advantage visit our website

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