Certification in advanced wound care is an important step in becoming an effective and efficient clinician, able to respond to almost any wound care scenario
Wound care is an area of health care that continues to change rapidly, evolving at a dizzying pace. It can seem almost overwhelming at times trying to keep up with new knowledge! Trying to assimilate all of this knowledge if you are just starting out can be frustrating, and it doesn’t help that, in some circumstances, other health care professionals may not be on the same page (or even reading from the same book). Certification in advanced wound care is an important step in becoming an effective and efficient clinician, able to respond to almost any wound care scenario
In order to keep from being discouraged and overwhelmed by the rapid pace of change, it is best to start with the basics of wound care, which will never change. Learning the structure and function of the skin is important. Even more important is to learn the stages of wound healing at the cellular level, so that you will be able to read and understand new research as it becomes available.
As for product selection, once you understand the science behind wound healing it becomes far easier to understand the different classes of dressings and how they work to promote wound healing. This takes a lot of the mystery out of choosing dressings (and a lot of the stress out of worrying that you are not choosing the correct dressing for your patient’s wound). In addition, gaining an understanding of how comorbidities such as diabetes and arterial insufficiency impact the wound healing process makes it easier to identify potential complications and plan your management strategy around avoiding them.
How can this be accomplished? By starting at the beginning, cementing your knowledge of the basics and expanding on your already existing knowledge. WoundEducators offers online wound care certification courses that you can take at your own pace, anytime and anyplace. The content is relevant to individual practice and specialties, guaranteeing that what you learn will be applicable in the “real world”. Start with the basics and advance at your own pace. When you have completed your online learning, you will be prepared for certification in wound care. It’s as easy as that. To learn more about our wound care certification courses, visit www.woundeducators.com.