Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Physical Therapist Assistant Offers Wound Care
Physical Therapist Assistant Earns Wound Care Certification
Shelly Pletcher, P.T.A., WCC, sees patients at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital
Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital physical therapist assistant Shelly Pletcher, P.T.A., WCC, recently passed the National Alliance of Wound Care’s examination to become wound care certified.
The wound care credential is a multidisciplinary wound care certification and certifies that Pletcher possesses the qualifications to deliver the highest standard of wound care to her patients. She has been a licensed physical therapist assistant for 17 years and works with outpatient physical therapy patients, long-term care rehabilitation patients, and wound care patients.
Wound care includes burns, diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers, arterial ulcers, or pressure ulcers. An order from a physician is required for an evaluation.
The National Alliance of Wound Care uses a peer review process to establish accreditation standards, evaluate compliance with the standards, and recognize organizations/programs which demonstrate compliance.
For more information, contact Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Physical Therapy Scheduling at (231) 352-2231. A physician’s order is required for an evaluation.
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