Brandi Hastings, LPN, WCC, Earns Wound Care Certification
McCready Health Quality Assurance/Wound Nurse/Nurse Educator Brandi Hastings, LPN, WCC, of Fruitland, Md., recently earned Wound Care Certification through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy.“I learned evidence-based wound care remedies proven to be effective in treating various types of wounds so that they would heal more quickly, as well as how to prevent wounds,” she said.
Some of the most common types of wounds Hastings treats include pressure injuries, venous and arterial ulcers and diabetic ulcers.
“Different wounds have different characteristics, but with all wounds, you treat what you see,” she explained.
Hastings oversees the wound care treatment plan, including a weekly wound assessment, for residents of the Alice B. Tawes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and educates staff members on how to carry out each resident’s individualized treatment plan.
“It’s a team effort here,” she said.
Hastings joined McCready Health in October 2016, and has been a nurse for eight years. She received her LPN from Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown, Del.
“I sought wound care certification to ensure I’d have the knowledge and experience needed to effectively treat wounds,” she said. “I knew it would be an asset to this organization, and I really enjoy the satisfaction that comes with successfully treating a patient’s wound.”
By earning voluntary certification, Hastings has demonstrated expertise and proficiency in wound care and ostomy management. The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of excellence in the delivery of wound care and ostomy through certification. Today, these certificants make up the largest and fastest growing group of certified wound care and ostomy professionals in the United States.
For more information about the Alice B. Tawes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, please call 410-968-1022 or visit mccreadyhealth.org.