American Academy of Wound Management offers first Board Certification Program for Physicians, Nurses, Therapists involved in wound care.
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 4, 1996--For the first time, Board Certification board certification
The process by which a person is tested and approved to practice in a specialty field, especially medicine, after successfully completing the requirements of a board of specialists in that field. is available for physicians, nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals involved in wound care from the American Academy The American Academy in Berlin is a non-partisan academic institution in Berlin. It was founded in September 1994 by a group of prominent Americans and Germans, among them Richard Holbrooke, Henry Kissinger, Richard von Weizsäcker, Fritz Stern and Otto Graf Lambsdorff and opened in of Wound Management (AAWM AAWM American Academy of Wound Management ), a national non-profit certifying board.
Professionals attaining Board Certification will be designated Certified Wound Specialists and may utilize CWS CWS Chicago White Sox
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"The American Academy of Wound Management is the first cross-disciplinary organization offering certification in Wound Care and sets the standard for competency in this field," said Robert W. McKinlay, MPS, executive director of AAWM.
AAWM, a member of the National Organization for Competency Assurance, is "dedicated to the multidisciplinary team approach in promoting the science of prevention, care, and treatment of acute and chronic wounds. The organization's primary function is to establish and monitor a national certification national certification Lab medicine A voluntary form of regulation that affirms that a person has the knowledge and skill to perform essential tasks in a given field, in the lab or in nursing; NC is granted by nongovernmental agencies or associations with process, recognize competency, promote education and research, and elevate the standard of care across the continuum of wound management."
The AAWM offers three levels of certification. Diplomate dip·lo·mate
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Candidates for certification must complete a membership/pre-application form. After approval of the application, certification up to December 1998 is via submission of a portfolio documenting professional experience in wound care. After December 1998, certification will be available by achieving a passing score on an examination.
The AAWM offers membership categories for those involved in wound care and those who do not meet eligibility requirements for certification. Membership categories include Associate Members, who have an associate degree and a year's experience in wound care; International Members, healthcare professionals involved with wound care outside the U.S. and Student and Resident Members, in health related disciplines with an interest in wound care.
AAWM certification benefits include a certificate registered by AAWM, a listing in and a copy of the National Registry of Board Certified board certified,
adj the status of a dental specialist such as an orthodontist who has become a board diplomate by successfully completing the certification program of the recognized certification board in that area of practice. Wound Specialists, a subscription to the quarterly publication of AAWM, discounts on continuing medical education continuing medical education See CME. programs, an opportunity to participate in a research consortium for clinical trials and wound care products, an opportunity to serve on committees and the opportunity to help shape the future of wound care delivery.
For information or application forms, call 305/866-9592, fax: 305/868-0905, send Email to: email@example.com or write to: American Academy of Wound Management at 1440 Kennedy Cswy, Suite 421, North Bay Village, FL 33141.
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