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NCVH Expands Wound Care Offerings with ABWH Partnership

Register to take one of four American Board of Wound Healing exams on May 30 in New Orleans

PRLog - May 12, 2014 - LAFAYETTE, La. -- New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) and the American Board of Wound Healing (ABWH) have formed a partnership to offer healthcare professionals the opportunity to earn ABWH certification on Friday, May 30.

ABWH exams are open to physicians, nurses, technicians and other allied health professionals seeking to distinguish themselves as a wound care provider. Four certification exams will be offered:

Physician Certification in Hyperbaric Medicine (MD , DO)
Physician Certification in Wound Care (MD, DO, DPM)
Certified Hyperbaric & Wound Care Specialist (MD, DO, CHT, RN)
Certified Hyperbaric Specialist (MD, DO, CHT, RN)

This new partnership echoes the philosophy of NCVH Chairman Craig Walker, MD, who sees a direct correlation between vascular interventions and wound care.

“We have a worldwide epidemic of critical limb ischemia (CLI),” said Dr. Walker. “CLI brings with it ulcers, amputations and other issues. I didn’t see a conference that clearly addressed all these elements of getting a patient well – referrals and diagnosis, blood supply, infection control, diabetic control, wound care, smoking cessation, leg unloading and new skins. We have to address all of them – it’s a chain and it’s only as strong as its weakest link.”

NCVH offers wound care practitioners access to three days of accredited medical education focused on the multidisciplinary approach to treating patients with CLI, peripheral artery disease (PAD) and cardiovascular disease. The conference program includes 300 scientific lectures by more than 200 faculty members, live case transmissions, hands-on workshops and innovation labs.

“At NCVH, I can interact with world renowned vascular specialists and learn their language and skill set,” said Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD, president, American College of Hyperbaric Medicine. “It will help me better communicate and advocate for my patients in regard to clinical management.”

The exam registration deadline is May 19, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.ncvh.org/wound-care-2014.

About NCVH

The flagship New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) annual conference is a three-day symposium focused on peripheral artery disease (PAD) with a special emphasis on critical limb ischemia (CLI) and head-to-toe cardiovascular care. NCVH 2014 is scheduled May 28-30, 2014 in New Orleans. The NCVH Foundation also presents NCVH Latin America and more than 10 regional one-day accredited conferences each year throughout the United States. Visit www.ncvh.org for a complete list of upcoming events.

Jenn Waters

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