Tips to finding great wound care information
These days, with so much information available at our fingertips on the Internet, how do you know what wound care information you can trust? Wound care knowledge is changing at a rapid rate. Here are some tips to finding the most current and up-to-date wound care information:
Journal articles– journals offer evidence-based information that can be useful for learning about new products and technologies that are being tested, learning more about the pathophysiology of wound care or learning the latest in wound care management. There are many great wound care journals that you can subscribe to, including:
- Advances in Skin and Wound Care
- Journal of Wound Care
- Wound Healing Society Journal
- Wounds International
- Ostomy/Wound Management
- Journal of WOCN
These are just a few of the many journals dedicated to wound care information. Whether you are new to wound care or an experienced clinician, you can find information of great value to you and your clients.
Books– there are many excellent books on wound care management. A quick search on your favorite search engine will bring up a list of wound care books. The most important thing to remember when purchasing a wound care book is that information in wound care is evolving at a rapid rate, so you’ll want to choose books that are recent editions. A comprehensive list of wound care books can be found on WoundEducators.com.
Blogs– everyone is blogging these days, which is why you should carefully vet any wound care blogs you choose to read. Of course, I may be biased, but I believe that the WoundEducators.com blog is one of the best wound care blogs available. But don’t take my word for it! Visit our blog and find information on wound products, wound certification, wound assessment and documentation, adjunctive modalities and much, much more. Whether you choose to read my blog or another, you will want to make sure that what you are reading has been written by an experienced and knowledgeable wound care specialist.
Wound care resources abound, but it’s important to make sure that the information you are reading is current, accurate and is written by someone with the necessary credentials to back them up. We are fortunate that so much wound care information is available with a few mouse clicks. If you find any great resources that you would like to share, please feel free to share, and happy reading to you!