Richardson earns Wound Care Certification

31_jamyne9022Jamyne Richardson recently earned her Wound Care Certification.

In order to participate in the certification process, the candidate had to have a minimum of two years of experience working with wounds.

She then participated in an intense educational program that culminated in a national standardized test. Jamyne is the only Wound Care Certified Physical Therapist between Kalispell, Havre and Great Falls.

She will be working in conjunction with the wound clinics in Kalispell and Great Falls and offers wound care services at PMC.

This will provide patients with complex wounds the option of having their wounds taken care of closer to home and decrease the amount of time spent driving back and forth to the regional facilities.

In addition, Richardson is working on upgrading and standardizing the wound care supplies available at PMC, as well as training for providers and nursing staff.

Richardson is the Director of Physical Therapy at Pondera Medical Center. She received her degree in PT from the University of North Dakota – Grand Forks in 1990.

She graduated from Montana State University – Billings in 2000 with her Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration and now has earned her Wound Care Certification.  Wound care is an area of specialty within the scope of Physical Therapy.

She can assist in all aspects of wound care including; diagnosis, treatment management, sharp debridement of non-viable tissue, dressing changes, patient/caregiver/staff education and negative pressure (wound vac) treatment interventions.

Richardson lives in Conrad with her husband David and daughters Sierra and Jayde.  They moved here from Great Falls in 2003.

David is a Paramedic for PMC emergency services. Sierra is a senior at CHS and coaches gymnastics for Golden Triangle Gymnastics. Jayde is a freshman at CHS and is active in volleyball, basketball, track, and swimming.