LONG TERM CARE
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The overall goal of the Skin Wound Ostomy Certification is to bring the highest level of patient care to the long-term care community, which includes nursing home, hospices and home health patients.
The SWOC® is a designation for nurses, which demonstrate competence in following standard of care in the field of skin, wound, and ostomy care.
The College of Long Term Care administers the SWOC examination to nurses interested in studying best practice guidelines for chronic wound, ostomy, and skin conditions and then testing their knowledge base to qualify as an SWOC. CLTC is the certification body which administers the SWOC Certification exam and conducts oversight of the SWOC Certification process.
INTERNATIONALLY ACCREDITED EXAM
Knowledge is power
The College of Long-Term Care invites you to join us for weekly clinical webinars designed to advance your knowledge of Skin, Wounds, Ostomy, and other subjects encounter at Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Arthritis-It's More than Joint Pain:Risk for Skin Failure
Lupus-What is Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE).
Elder Sexuality-Why Are STIs On the Raise In LTC Communities?
Abrasions, and Skin Tears Oh My!
Sickle Cell Disease-Risk for Skin/Wound Complications.
Risk For Pressure Injury-Should Fragility Be Considered?
Season to Season-Heat Impact on Skin Failure In the Elderly.
MASD- Managing Microenvironment to Promote Healing.
International Group B Strep Awareness: Impact on skin & wounds
Improving Immune Health In The Elderly Through Vaccination.
Psoriasis-It's More Than Skin Deep.
Leukemia (ALL&CLL) and Its Impact on Wound Healing.
Nutrition and Its Role in Optimizing Wound Healing.
Effect of Idiothrombocytopenia On Wound Healing
Breast Cancer and Skin Failure-R/T Pathophysiology & Tx.
Decreasing PIs in LTC through Risk Assessment & Interventions.
Maintaining Mobility in Elders w/ Progressive Bone & Joint Dx.
Diabetes, Impact on Skin Health & Wound Healing.
DFU-Best Practices For Preventing And Treating.
HIV/AIDS Awareness Risk for Skin Failure
National Handwashing Awareness Week-Preventing Infections
The Founder and President of the College of Long Term Care. Dr. Bardia Anvar is a Board Certified General Surgeon and a Physician Certified in Wound Care. Dr. Anvar has written multiple scientific papers in medicine and surgery. Dr Bardia Anvar has presented research on a national level. In addition Dr. Anvar created educational training manuals for surgical residents and has significant experience in teaching medical students, residents, nurses, physician assistants, and physicians.
Dr. Anvar currently manages the Skilled Wound Care practice which focuses on the care of patients in long term care with skin, wound, and ostomy illnesses. Dr. Anvar's vast experience has been documented in the seminal publication: Mastery of Skin, Wound, and Ostomy Care.
Dr. Bardia Anvar is one of the founding members of The College of Long Term Care. He serves on the board of CLTC to provide oversight on the SWOC Certification process. Dr. Anvar provides limited live lectures for CLTC, but directs exam content for the SWOC examination.
Mr. Henry Okonkwo is a Board Member, Co-Founder of the College of Long Term Care, and is also a Master Teacher at the SWOC Certification course. Mr. Okonkwo is also the Chief Operations Officer & Chief Clinical Officer for Skilled Wound Care Surgical Group. He has developed many of the lectures and content for the SWOC Certification course.
Mr. Okonkwo is a Surgical Physician Assistant with over 13 years of surgical experience and over 15 years of experience in the practice of medicine. He has managed tens of thousands of patients with wounds of all classifications (acute, chronic, traumatic, surgical, diabetic, pressure, vascular, burns, etc…).
Mr. Okonkwo is a certified Skin, Wound, and Ostomy Specialist. He has trained and educated over 100 doctors, PAs, and NPs in the specialty of surgical wound care and thousands of nurses in the field of wound care and documentation.
The creation of The Atlas of Wounds, Ostomy, and Skin textbook and The Wound Atlas Apps are among the many clinical endeavors Mr. Okonkwo has achieved. His passion for medicine, education, and advancement of patient care drives his many projects.
The College of Long Term Care is a diverse body of individuals with experience in the chronic care and skilled nursing facility arena at all levels. Nurses, physicians, and administrators coming together to provide academic informed advancement of patient care through research, education, and public policy. Our Board meets regularly to analyze and discuss new programs and directions for the College.