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  1. Section Editor(s): Hess, Cathy Thomas BSN, RN, CWOCN

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APWCA

Membership category change. The American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA) has recently eliminated its Member category. New categories are Fellow, Diplomate, or Associate, depending on the applicant's educational background. All physicians and nonphysicians (nurses, nurse practitioners, or physical therapists) who are not board certified in wound care, physicians who are not board certified in their field of specialty, and those who do not have a PhD are now classified in the Associate category. Members with a PhD are now classified in the Fellow category. Per the original membership structure, all nonphysicians who are board certified in wound care are classified in the Diplomate category, and all physicians (MDs, DOs, or DPMs) who are board certified in their field of specialty or in wound care are classified in the Fellow category.

 

Information: 215-364-4100; fax: 215-364-1146; E-mail: wounds@erols.com; Web site: http://www.apwca.org.

 

WOCNCB

New board member. Cathy Thomas Hess, BSN, RN, CWOCN, founder and president of Wound Care Strategies, Inc, Harrisburg, PA, has been named to the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB). As a member of the board, she will be involved in strategic planning and decision making regarding the future of WOC certification.

 

Ms Hess is the Clinical Consultant for Advances in Skin & Wound Care and author of Clinical Guide to Wound Care, 4th edition, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. She is also the author of the Clinical Wound Manager Manual series, the Wound and Skin Documentation Management Manual, TriAssess software for outpatient wound care departments, and TriAssess Trials software for clinical trials.

 

Information:http://www.woundcarestrategies.com.