Certified Wound Care Professionals in the In-Home Healthcare Industry

Tired of working for an employer?  Consider a career working as a certified wound care professional in the In-Home Healthcare Industry.

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In-home health care is increasingly on the rise. Research shows that 91% of American seniors favor the Medicare home health benefit and 87% of all Americans prefer to receive medical treatment in the comfort of their own home.

Becoming educated in advanced wound care, and achieving an accredited wound care certification can help to skyrocket your career as an independent contractor!

What types of independent contractors provide patient care?

Home Health Aides, CNAs, LPNs and Registered nurses can provide nursing services in a patient’s home. One way to do this is by being partnered with a reputable in-home health care agency who will match the care provider with patients based on their needs and your qualifications. To make yourself more marketable, it makes sense to gain any certifications that will give you an edge and put you at the forefront of the marketplace. As a professional with an accredited wound care certification, you have that advantage.

Some reasons that healthcare organizations LOVE wound care certified employees

Patient satisfaction – Wound care certified professionals own the knowledge that can facilitate positive patient outcomes which results in a high level of patient satisfaction. Organizations are always looking to optimize their patient satisfaction.

Cost-effective treatment- Wound care certified professionals know the most direct way to heal a wound. In the healthcare field, time is money! In addition, certified wound care professionals are well versed in the area of new products and treatments that can facilitate faster healing and better outcomes.

Reduction of liability- The best example here is the fact that lawsuits cost health organizations billions of dollars each year. One missed pressure ulcer that leads to amputation can cost a facility millions! Wound care certified professionals are positioned to recognize and address the dangerous situations and to communicate the optimal state of the art treatment options.

Marketing- Healthcare organizations are continually competing for patients and being able to say that wound certified clinicians are on staff is a huge differentiator!  If you were considering a hospital, nursing home, or wound center for a loved one, that would be important to you wouldn’t it?

How much can I earn as an independent wound care professional?

If you are working alone as an independent contractor, your earnings will be based on the number of hours you can physically work. The pay varies by location and is often the same as working on the high end of the pay scale at a hospital in that same locale. Depending on your availability and geographical location, you have the power to determine your income in an industry that is in demand.

Want to take control of your career as an independent wound care professional?

You can make a difference in your community, in the lives of others, and in your own professional life by providing top quality in-home wound care to patients across the nation and around the globe. As an independent wound care contractor, you will possess the freedom and flexibility to do just that, while choosing where and when and how you want to work and best of all, set your own rates.

In an ever-changing world, the only way to compete as an independent wound care contractor, much less exceed in the marketplace, is by making yourself more marketable and a stand-out in your field through a continuing commitment to education and obtaining an accredited wound care certification

To learn more about obtaining an accredited wound care certification view our wound care certification courses.

Agency Spotlight

One such in-home healthcare organization exceeding the needs and desires of clients and healthcare providers alike is American In-Home Care founded in 1992, and now one of the largest, and most well-respected nurse registries in the state of Florida. American In-Home Care is also the parent company of Whitsyms Nursing Services, Advocate Home Care Services, and Douglas Health Services.  This allows them to offer quality home care services to more than 92% of the population over age 65 in Florida while maintaining a local, in-person presence, and a dedication to offering affordable, personalized in-home care options.

American In-Home Care refers independent care providers that offer the highest quality Companion Care, Personal Care, Alzheimers Care, After Surgery Care, Skilled Nursing, Respite Care, Hospice and 24-Hour Care.  By registering with American In-Home Care, healthcare professionals have the flexibility to choose from client cases and situations that best fit their needs, hourly, daily or weekly.

If you are a healthcare professional living in Florida, visit American In-Home Care for more information.

13 Comments

    1. Hi Dianne,

      Thank you for your interest in WoundEducators.com.

      If you are leaning toward a course that will eliminate the need for travel and work absences, then the WoundEducators.com online course is perfect for you. It will also allow you to proceed at your own pace with a high level of learning and retention.

      There are no eligibility requirements to take our course. To sit for the certification exam, you will need to show three years of clinical experience. The ABWM defines three years of clinical experience as follows: 
       
      “Three years of wound care experience can be acquired over the course of your career. It does not necessarily have to be a consecutive three years. Wound care does not have to be your primary responsibility during that time, as long as you can demonstrate you have had roles related to wound care throughout your career.” 

      If you do not have the required clinical experience at this time, please contact us so that we can provide you with alternative options.

      The following presentation provides a brief overview of our program: http://woundeducators.com/course-preview/.

      For more information and to register, please visit:
      http://woundeducators.com/wound-care-certification-courses/.

      Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

      1. Anthony, depending on your current license and profession, you can select a wound certification course here. Each course is between 50-60 hours. You are provided six months of access, but you can move at your own pace and on your own schedule for that duration. If you do not pass your exam, simply contact us with the results document they provide you and we will be able to keep your course open longer at no additional charge. https://woundeducators.com/wound-care-certification-courses/

  1. Id love more info on the coarse. I was Autotransfusionist/ platelet gel tech @ one point then went into Endoscopy but I do miss wound healing and cellsaving . But I’m definitely like the idea of being self contracting and doing wound healing on my own. Please send me some info.

    1. Hi Juan,

      Thank you for your interest in WoundEducators.com.

      If you are leaning toward a course that will eliminate the need for travel and work absences, then the WoundEducators.com online course is perfect for you. It will also allow you to proceed at your own pace with a high level of learning and retention.

      There are no eligibility requirements to take our course. To sit for the certification exam, you will need to show three years of clinical experience. The ABWM defines three years of clinical experience as follows: 
       
      “Three years of wound care experience can be acquired over the course of your career. It does not necessarily have to be a consecutive three years. Wound care does not have to be your primary responsibility during that time, as long as you can demonstrate you have had roles related to wound care throughout your career.” 

      If you do not have the required clinical experience at this time, please contact us so that we can provide you with alternative options.

      The following presentation provides a brief overview of our program: http://woundeducators.com/course-preview/.

      For more information and to register, please visit:
      http://woundeducators.com/wound-care-certification-courses/.
      It is important to note that not all wound care certifications are accredited. We, therefore, recommend reading the following article: The Importance of Formal Accredited Certification in Wound Care: http://woundeducators.com/accredited-wound-certification/.

  2. I am a professional wound care specialist and according to me, this post is really informative. It is really helpful for every professional who wants to switch his career In-Home Healthcare Industry. The way you cover each and every aspect of wound care profession is really very impressive. You are doing a great job. Keep it up.

    1. Thank you so much for the feedback, Wound Care Specialist Davenport! If you think of any other topics you would like us to write on, please let us know. Our #1 goal is to elevate the level of professional wound care available and make the wound management industry as transparent as possible.

    1. Shynetra, our online course has been independently reviewed. When choosing a wound care certification, it is the certification accreditation that is most important – even beyond the course accreditation. You will receive CE hours for taking our course – up to 60 CE hours. The commonly pursued accredited wound care certifications are: CWCA, CWS, CWSP, and CWCN. Our courses will prepare you for any of these certifications.

  3. I used WoundEducators to review my wound care certification and passed it last 2020. I am now a CWS. I am in the process of starting my own Home Health care business that specializes in wound care. I live in Florida and need to network and need some opinions or advices from other private nurses who are doing wound care – any advice will really help.
    Thank you very much in advance!
    Jenny

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