The Health Facilities Association of Maryland (HFAM) has been awarded a $109,850 grant from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of Health Care Quality to offer nursing home staff wound care education. A Wound Care Training and Certification course will be offered to the provider community of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The grant will subsidize the cost of providing this week-long training.
In 2010, HFAM offered the wound care training and certification course for the first time, and it was attended by 143 individuals representing nursing homes, hospitals, home health and rehab facilities. There is a high demand for this type of training on the Eastern Shore. The program is not limited to HFAM members nor is it limited to nursing home staff. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists and medical doctors can all participate.