The specialty nurses and doctors who make up the wound care community are a group of compassionate medical professionals that have decided to dedicate their careers to healing and treating stubborn wounds that will not heal or reoccur. These are a special breed of medical professionals. Their minds are constantly thinking of new ways to heal.
Obesity and Diabetes
Once a patient becomes diabetic, any wounds they may have now need professional medical guidance to heal. Some patients will ignore the severity of their wounds because they are afraid and this often leads to severe infection which creates a risk for lower limb amputation. Many of these amputations are avoidable. A wound care specialist comprehensive goal is to never see a patient hit the point in their care where the only choice is amputation. Wound care specialists have everything from hyperbaric therapy to venous ablation, artificial intelligence to recommend treatment, debridement, and more to assist in the healing of all wounds, not just diabetic wounds.
The Passionate People of Wound Care
For this, and many more reasons wound care is becoming a specialty field many physicians and nurses are choosing as their career path. Who else gets to watch a wound heal and close right before their eyes? These doctors and nurses take part in the healing of their patients from start to finish and they find it incredibly rewarding. This is where the job stops being work and becomes the passion of these healthcare professionals.
The post-acute wound care industry as a whole has worked together to reduce incidence of infection, amputations, and hospitalizations by over 80%. This enables faster healing time by 21 days. Each wound episode has seen a cost savings of an average of over $19,000.00.
The Journal of American Podiatric Medical Association has stated that 50% of the patients that get foot ulcers stemming from diabetes and approximately 74% of patients who have their lower leg amputated pass away within five years. The passionate professionals of the wound care community want to change these statistics dramatically.
The need for nurses and doctors who will be aggressive and adamant in pursuing the healing of their patients is extremely high. The past has seen a lack of quality care and it has been proven that deaths resulting from foot ulcers and amputation are currently higher than the death rate over a five year period from prostate cancer and breast cancer.
The average American doesn’t think much about wound care. They don’t have to unless they have the misfortune of having a non-healing wound or they are helping to care for a family member or loved one who has one. When they do, they will realize that the passion of their wound care experts means the difference in a wound that heals and a life that can be quality, and a wound that is slow to heal or reoccurs. The passionate people of the wound care community are revolutionizing wound care and millions of patients can attest to the difference they have made.