Chris Menet, BSN, RN, from Affilia Home Healths Reading (Pa.) office, recently obtained certification from the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board. Menet is one of three nurses at Affilia Home Health to achieve WOCNCB certification and the only one from Reading, according to a news release.
Affilia nurses Janice Quint-Turzi, RN, and Christine Clauser, RN, also have met the stringent qualifications for the certification, according to the release.
There is a real need for specialization in this area as people with ostomy-, incontinence-, wound-, and foot-related issues are being discharged from the hospital sooner, Menet said in the release. This certification has enhanced the care I give directly to patients and has enabled me to provide support and guidance to my colleagues as well.
Certification by WOCNCB is considered the gold standard in nursing care, according to the release.
This certification enables Chris to assess wounds that can be more complicated, or are not healing, and make treatment recommendations, Sheila Baublitz, Affilia Home Healths chief operating officer, said in the release. Its like having the doctors eyes in the home because every patient is different.