In Home Solutions home care, home health and hospice agency now has a wound care certified nurse on staff.
RN Mary Thomas of Leeper became Wound Care Certified through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy. The WCC certification is the number one wound care credential in the United States.
To receive the certification, Thomas completed a comprehensive 22.75 hour Skin and Wound Management Course offered through the Wound Care Education Institute, and then successfully passed an extensive final exam.
The course offered an evidence-based approach to wound management using the most current standards of practice.
It covered all aspects of wound care including: factors which affect wound healing, wound assessment and prevention, types of treatments, managing ulcers, patient and family education and coordination of services.
With this certification, Thomas is equipped to provide advanced wound care to In Home Solutions patients to promote successful and faster wound healing.
She will also oversee the identification, assessment and management of skin and tissue integrity issues to prevent wounds.
Thomas has worked at In Home Solutions for two years and been a registered nurse for 12 years.
“Mary showed dedication and determination to become wound care certified,” said In Home Solutions Director of Professional Services Kelly Snell, RN. “This achievement will enhance the care we provide for all of our patients.”
In Home Solutions is part of the WRC Senior Services family, which has been providing care and services in the area for over 125 years.
For more information about In Home Solutions or their wound care, please call In Home Solutions at 814-849-5913 or to reach someone 24 hours a day, call 1-800-972-9363 or visit www.wrc.org.