(Fort Worth, Texas) --- HEALTHPOINT’s TheWoundInstitute.com (http://www.thewoundinstitute.com) today announced it has been granted the Recognition Award for Online Continuing Medical Education (CME) Programs from the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).
TheWoundInstitute.com was launched in April 2005, as an online source for accredited wound care education designed for both physicians and non-physician clinicians. The benefits of being able to complete continuing education (CE) or CME courses online are evidenced by the overwhelmingly positive response to the site since its inception. This type of online education allows healthcare professionals to receive continuing education credits while accommodating their busy schedules. Courses and examinations can be completed at their own pace and are available online at any time. Each course has interactive and animated features that provide a unique education experience. The award from the APMA demonstrates that the Online CME Program is in compliance with CPME regulations for granting CME credits and fulfills the educational needs of APMA members.
“We are proud that TheWoundInstitute.com has received this esteemed accreditation from the APMA. We have worked very hard in the past year to make sure that the website is providing a sophisticated level of education that is fulfilling the needs of the clinical community,” said Kathy Farley, MS, R.N., HEALTHPOINT’s Director of Clinical Education.
Since its launch in April 2005, TheWoundInstitute.com has registered over 10,000 healthcare professionals and has issued over 14,000 CE/CME certifications. TheWoundInstitute.com offers accredited courses for physicians, nurses, nursing home administrators and, now, podiatrists. As of 2006, TheWoundInstitute.com has expanded its course offerings to pharmacists as well. The courses have been accredited by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME), which is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education.
In preparation of its one year anniversary the website was recently updated, reflecting feedback from its 10,000 registrants. The enhanced functions include personalized registrant homepages detailing current course enrollment, availability and a listing of completed classes. The registration process was streamlined to assist healthcare professionals in choosing the appropriate classes for their practice disciplines. In addition, the site’s testing feature now allows participants to see which questions were missed on each exam.
TheWoundInstitute.com features comprehensive, research-based courses designed to assist healthcare providers in bridging the gap between knowledge and practice. The website continues to launch new educational programs including the latest CE/CME accredited course, “Diabetic Foot Ulcers”. This recent addition provides a thorough review of the etiology, assessment, classification and characteristics of diabetic foot ulcers and is designed for physicians, nurses, podiatrists and pharmacists.
About HEALTHPOINT®, Ltd
Since its inception in 1992, HEALTHPOINT has established a presence in the research, development, and marketing of branded pharmaceuticals, over the counter drugs, and medical devices for surgical, tissue management, and dermatology indications. An aggressive research and development effort has brought HEALTHPOINT’s unique technologies to the market, setting the pace for its highly trained field sales organization of direct sales representatives.
HEALTHPOINT, with over 300 employees, is a DFB Pharmaceuticals, Inc. affiliate company. HEALTHPOINT is based in Fort Worth, Texas.
Also headquartered in Fort Worth, DFB Pharmaceuticals, Inc., provides technology-driven products, outsourcing services, and licensing opportunities to the healthcare industry worldwide through its affiliate companies, contract partners, and branded marketing organizations.
Founded in 1912, the American Podiatric Medical Association is the leading professional society for foot and ankle specialists. The association has component societies in 53 locations in the U.S. and its Territories, and a membership of more than 12,000 doctors of podiatric medicine. For more information, contact the APMA at 1-800-FOOTCARE (1-800-366-8227) or visit www.apma.org on the Web.