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Wound Care Education Institute by Relias Partners with NAWCO on 2022 Wild on Wounds Conference

In-person event designed to inspire and educate healthcare professionals in skin, wound, and ostomy management through interactive and hands-on learning

Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) by Relias, a trusted education partner that prepares healthcare clinicians for board certification exams by teaching them advanced clinical knowledge, will host the 16th annual Wild on Wounds (WOW) conference from September 7-10 at the Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, Florida. Wild on Wounds brings together clinicians from across the U.S. to network, participate in interactive sessions and hands-on workshops, and learn new treatments and technologies that enhance their knowledge and ability to care for patients.

New this year is a partnership with The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO) to host the conference. NAWCO assisted WCEI with the speaker lineup to bring clinicians fresh wound care sessions they can apply to their practice.

Designed for practicing nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, and physicians, WOW offers innovative, interactive, and informative sessions including simulation workshops, live product demonstrations, debridement labs, compression labs, mock trials, an escape room, and more. Conference attendees have the opportunity to choose from 55 educational sessions and earn contact hours for continuing education (CE) credits, and can receive a tax deduction for attending. Notable sessions include:

  • Lose the Ooze: The Art and Science of Exudate Management, led by Catherine Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BS, CWOCN-AP, Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates
  • Promoting Empowerment in Lower Limb Care, led by Ellie Lindsay, BSc (Hons), RN, DN, CPNP, CPT, DipHE, The Lindsay Leg Club Foundation
  • Mobile Wound Care, led by Dr. Jennifer Ty-De Guzman, Excell Home Care, Inc.
  • Assessment, Treatment, and Documentation of Wounds in a Low Resource Setting, led by Dr. Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, University of California, Davis Medical Center
  • Skin Changes and Wounds in the Acutely Ill Neonatal/Pediatric Patient, led by Roxana Reyna, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CWON-AP, WCC, Driscoll Children’s Hospital

“The Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) is thrilled to bring WOW to nurses and wound care professionals, encouraging them to experience the new voices, concepts, and ideas that make this conference special,” said Trish Richardson, MSN, BSBA, RN, NE-BC CMSRN, a WCEI ambassador and director of post-acute care solutions at Relias. “WOW is more than just a place to shake hands and listen to speeches. It’s an interactive forum for collaboration and innovation that empowers attendees to continuously improve their skills in order to provide the highest quality patient care.” Richardson also is the president-elect of the North Carolina Nurses Association.

“WOW is truly a unique industry event, geared toward bedside nurses who often aren’t able to attend conferences and participate in their many learning and networking opportunities,” said Cindy Broadus, RN, BSHA, LNHA, CLNC, CHCRM, WCC, DWC, OMS, Executive Director of NAWCO. “We look forward to welcoming this year’s attendees in-person and showing them all our community has to offer!”

To learn more and register for Wild on Wounds, visit wow.relias.com.

In  addition to the sessions, WOW attendees can visit the exhibit hall featuring more than 60 vendor booths, including 3M Medical Solutions; Abbott; Airos Medical; AliMed; Amerx Health Care; AROA; Boston BGEcare; BSN Medical; Calmoseptine; Casco; Century Pharmaceuticals; ConvaTec; Dale Medical Products; DARCO International; eKare; Ethos Solutions; Excell College; Ferris Mfg. Corp; Frontier Therapeutics; Global Health Products; Hartmann USA; HidraWear; Hydrofera;  Innovative Gx Laboratories; Integra Life Sciences; Intellicure; International Alliance of Wound Care Scholarship Foundation; ITreatMD; JUZO; Kerecis; Kiss Healthcare; Koya Medical; L&R USA; McKesson Medical-Surgical; Medela; Medi USA/CIrcAid; Medtrition; Medway Group; Milliken Healthcare Products; MIMEDX; Molnlycke; National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy; NATROX; NelDerm: Net Health; New Source Medical; Nurse.com; Nutricia North America; Prism Medical Products; PRS Medical Technologies; Puracyn Plus by Innovacyn; Safe n Simple; Standard Textile; Stealth Belt; Stiehl Tech; Stratus Pharmaceuticals; Trio Ostomy Care; QuickChange/UI Medical; United Ostomy Association of America; URGO Medical North America; Vikor Scientific; vTail Healthcare Communications; Wound Care Education Institute; Wound Care Advantage; WoundZoom by Perceptive Solutions; and Winchester Labs.

About Wound Care Education Institute

The Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) prepares healthcare clinicians for board certification examinations by teaching them advanced clinical knowledge using real-world, practical training that they can apply immediately to their practice. Our certification courses prepare clinicians to sit for NAWCO’s Wound Care Certified (WCC), Nutrition Wound Care Certified (NWCC), Diabetic Wound Certified (DWC), and Ostomy Management Specialist (OMS) credentialing exams. WCEI is part of parent company Relias’ family of brands, which also include Nurse.com, Relias Academy, FreeCME, and Relias Media.


The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO) is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of excellence in the delivery of wound care and ostomy to the consumer through credentialing proficiency of health care practitioners. As a nonprofit organization, NAWCO’s mission is to develop and administer a certification process of the highest standard to measure knowledge mastery of wound care and ostomy management. NAWCO is the credentialing body of the WCC, DWC, OMS, LLE, AWCC, and NWCC credentials. Governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, the certificants of NAWCO make up the largest and fastest growing group of certified wound care and ostomy professionals in the United States.

About Relias

Relias provides lifelong workforce enablement solutions for 12,000 healthcare and human services organizations and 4.5 million caregivers to drive measurable outcomes. Customers use Relias solutions to attract and retain talent, elevate care quality and reduce risk with our technology, services, community, and expertise. The Relias family of brands — Nurse.com, Wound Care Education Institute, Relias Academy, FreeCME, and Relias Media — serves the entire healthcare community and shares a common goal of improving the lives of the most vulnerable members of society and those who care for them. 

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