Every patient and every wound are different. The goal of our wound care nurse is to prevent wounds and help a patient’s wound heal so they can get back to doing the things they love. Our team also educates patients and caregivers on how to prevent wounds.
Traditions Health has invested in a team of health care professionals with advanced training in the treatment of acute, chronic, and non-healing wounds to promote better outcomes. These nurses will be able to assist with identifying types of wounds via their assessment, recommend treatment options, and carry out the physician’s plan of care. Patients and caregivers will be educated on wound care matters such as applying the proper dressing and setting nutritional goals to help the wound heal safely and effectively in the comfort of the patient’s home. Typical treated wounds include surgical wounds, pressure ulcers, and vascular leg ulcers.
Our wound care team consists of health-care professionals with one of the three following levels of training:
These clinicians have taken specialized courses on identifying and managing wounds.
These clinicians have completed course work related to advanced wound care. They earned the certification of WCC by passing the board-certified examination administered by the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO).
These clinicians have completed course work and clinical hours related to the identification, treatment, and prevention of wounds based on the latest evidence-based research and best practices in order to deliver the safest, most efficient, and highest quality care possible. They earned the distinction of CWCN by passing the Certified Wound Care Nurse examination offered by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Certification Board.
A study investigated how Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (WOC) nurses affect patient outcomes in home health care settings and found that patients in home health care agencies with a WOC nurse were*: