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Recognizing top nurses in post-acute wound care!

The Post-Acute Care Wound Nurse Excellence Award sponsored by Corstrata is the nation’s first annual program to recognize and honor the individual contributions of wound care nurses for their knowledge and expertise in providing exceptional patient care using evidence-based best practices to accelerate patient wound healing, improve patient outcomes and instill excellence in his/her overall practice of wound management.

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Entries will be judged by a panel of wound care experts on the completeness of the information provided in meeting the specified award criteria.

Licensed Nurses — practicing in a post-acute care setting (Nurse Nominee must practice direct patient wound care 50% of the time in a post-acute care setting.)

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When will the winner be announced?

The winner will be announced by September 15, 2021.

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Recognizing top nurses in post-acute wound care

The Post-Acute Care Wound Nurse Excellence Award sponsored by Corstrata is the nation’s first annual program to recognize and honor the individual contributions of wound care nurses for their knowledge and expertise in providing exceptional patient care using evidence-based best practices to accelerate patient wound healing, improve patient outcomes and instill excellence in his/her overall practice of wound management.

Sponsored by CORSTRATA and hosted by the Post-Acute Care Symposium (PACS), the Post-Acute Care Wound Nurse Excellence Award is open to all nurses working in post-acute care settings. The second annual award will recognize one individual for his/her direct contribution to overall wound care excellence in a post-acute care setting.

Entries and Judging:

A distinguished panel of wound care experts and healthcare professionals will judge the entries based upon the following:

  • Achievements over the last 12-18 months

  • Demonstrated commitment to wound care excellence

  • Co-Worker and/or patient testimonials

  • All entries will be judged based upon the completeness of the information submitted.

Entry Deadline:

11:59 PM PST, August 31st, 2021

Cost:

There is no cost to enter.  

Award Recipient:

Post-Acute Care Wound Nurse Excellence Award recipient will receive a complimentary registration to attend the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall 2021Post-Acute Care Symposium event in Las Vegas, NVC, October 30 - November 1, airfare (up to $500) and two nights hotel accommodations at the event hotel, Caesar’s Palace. one of the participating event hotels (selected by Corstrata).

 
 
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About the Sponsors

Corstrata was founded in 2015, by two passionate healthcare experts with the goal of improving access to technology-enabled, evidence-based care for 7M U.S. patients with chronic wounds at a cost of $39B annually. Post-acute providers (home health agencies, hospices, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabs), clinically integrated networks, and third-party payers (Medicare Advantage, Medicaid MCOs, etc.) can benefit from Corstrata’s unique combination of professional expertise, digital technologies, and telemedicine to treat wound patients and support practitioners anywhere, any time. The company delivers a comprehensive Wound and Ostomy Care Management Program and Wound and Ostomy Patient Consultations. Wound program development is available for Pressure Injury (Ulcer) Prevention and Management, Diabetic Foot Ulcer Prevention and Management, Ostomy Care and Management, and Palliative Wound Management. For more information about Corstrata, visit.

 

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About the Post-Acute Care Symposium Host

HMP Global is the force behind Healthcare Made Practical—and is a multichannel leader in healthcare events and education, with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces accredited medical education events – in person and online via its VRTX virtual platform – and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the global healthcare community across a range of therapeutic areas. The company has a deep presence in the wound care market, reaching more than 90% of wound care clinicians in the U.S., and more around the world, with education for professionals at every skill level, practice setting, and career stage. For more than 30 years, the company has produced the renowned Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), the world's largest in-person gathering of wound care professionals taking place twice a year in the Spring and Fall. Its other highly regarded brands include WoundCon, a series of global, one-day virtual conferences for licensed healthcare professionals; the WoundSource Directory, the most trusted resource in the field for clinically reviewed, comparative information on wound care products, services, and related companies; the Wound Certification Prep Course, the leading recommended review course by the ABWM Foundation; the Post-Acute Care Symposium, providing practical and clinically relevant education for caregivers within long-term care, home care, and hospice settings; Wound Clinic Business, a series of events focused on optimizing best practices for wound clinic management and reimbursement; and a complete portfolio of award-winning print and digital brands that fall under the company's premier digital destination, the Wound Care Learning Network: Wounds, Wound Management & Prevention, Today's Wound Clinic, and Podiatry Today. For more information, visit hmpglobal.com.

 
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Entry Deadline

11:59 PM PST, August 31st, 2021

Criteria

All nominees must currently be a licensed nurses in a post-acute care setting (Nurse Nominee must practice wound care nursing as part of his/her direct patient care within a post-acute care setting).

We are recognizing wound nursing achievements within the last 12-18 months within the post-acute care (home health, hospice, skilled nursing facility, inpatient rehab, etc.) setting. Entries will be judged on the following contribution(s) to the profession:

1. Nurse Nominee demonstrates excellence in direct patient wound care that contributes to positive patient outcomes. (40%)

  • Provides evidence-based wound prevention and care on a daily basis.

  • Serves as an advocate for the patient and family.

  • Provides patient and family with wound education.

  • Develops or contributes to the development of wound best practice.

  • Actively participates in wound outcomes quality improvement activities.

2. Nurse Nominee serves as a mentor to staff and nurses, providing guidance on wound care and skin integrity best practices. (30%)

  • Coordinates formal training/continuing education to enhance wound care knowledge.

  • Develops/supports an integrated, team approach to wound prevention and management.

  • Assists in the orientation of new employees on wound care.

3. Nurse Nominee seeks opportunities to evaluate and implement new wound care products and services that ensure best practices and improve care quality. (20%)

  • Seeks knowledge on new wound prevention and management products and modalities.

  • Develops or contributes to the development of the wound formulary to support evidence-based care.

4. Nurse Nominee participates in community-based education programs that promote and advance wound care and skin integrity best practices among the patient population. (10%)

  • An active member in local, regional, state, or national nursing organizations.

  • Seeks professional development – certifications, higher nursing degrees, etc.

  • Seeks additional wound and skin integrity knowledge.

Entries should not exceed 1,000 words. Supporting materials are recommended for individuals self-nominating, including 1-2 co-worker/patient testimonials. All entries must conform to HIPAA requirements; all patient testimonials/anecdotes are to be anonymous with no identifying patient information included.

Entry Fees

The Post-Acute Care Wound Nurse Excellence Award requires no entry fee. No purchase is necessary. A purchase of Corstrata solutions or a 2021 Post-Acute Care Symposium (PACS) registration pass does not enhance your chances of winning.

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