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Madison Health nurse earns the WCC®, Wound Care Certified, Credential
February 1, 2016
The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO®) is pleased to announce that Amy Rickens, a registered nurse at Madison Health, has successfully passed the national board certification examination to become Wound Care Certified (WCC®).
The WCC credential is a multidisciplinary wound care certification available to licensed wound care professionals from across the healthcare continuum. This certification is the professional recognition that Rickens possesses the qualifications to deliver the highest standard in wound care to her patients.
“I developed an interest in wound care in nursing school and have seen a variety of wounds during my nursing career,” said Rickens. “I am excited to have the knowledge to help my patients heal and live a better life. I also look forward to providing wound care in our community so each patient can receive treatment close to home.”
The WCC credential provides Rickens with knowledge of the latest evidence based treatments in the wound care industry. With this knowledge and training, she is able to determine the wound care supplies and protocols needed to provide the highest level of care for a variety of wound types.
Rickens has worked as a registered nurse at Madison Health for eight years in multiple units including inpatient rehabilitation, extended care and medical/surgical. She earned her Bachelor of Science and RN licensure from Kent State University and has experience in a variety of healthcare industries such as home, skilled and extended care.