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Over Two Hundred Wound Professionals Test in 2001;
Dates for 2002 Testing Sites Confirmed
Over 200 Healthcare professionals
interested in attaining Board Certification through the American Academy
of Wound Management (AAWM) applied to take
the National Wound Care Certification Examination at testing centers
throughout the country this past April & October.
Qualified candidates for certification in wound management are required to
achieve a passing score on the examination in order to earn the designation
Certified Wound Specialist® or CWS®. The examination
covers multidisciplinary questions related to wound care that cover the areas
of Anatomy, Diagnosis, Psychosocial, General Knowledge, Physiology, Pathophysiology,
and Therapeutics. Over 66% of those who tested in 2001 have now achieved this
distinguished designation and joined an elite group of over 1500 Certified
Wound Specialists throughout the country.
Testing dates for 2002 have been confirmed and will be held April 20 & October
19, 2002 at over 16 testing centers nationwide. The examination is relevant
to all healthcare professionals involved in wound care including nurses, physicians,
physician assistants, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, podiatrists,
researchers and all healthcare professionals actively involved in wound management.
To receive an examination packet for the CWS® Exam, which includes
the examination application, the AAWM Handbook for Candidates, a test center
form, and other related application materials, please call AAWM at (202) 521-0368,
fax (202) 833-3636, visit www.aawm.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in 1995, AAWM is dedicated to the multidisciplinary team approach
in promoting the science of prevention, care and treatment of acute and chronic
wounds. The primary function is to establish and monitor a national certification
process, recognize competency, promote education/research, and elevate the
standard of care across the continuum of wound management.
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