Skilled Wound Care is joining the American Public Health Association to #SpeakForHealth, because it’s National Public Health Week! Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.
While our providers treat people who are sick, treating wounds, people working in public health try to prevent people from getting sick or injured in the first place. Like us, public health workers also promote wellness by encouraging healthy behaviors.
From conducting scientific research to educating about health, people in the field of public health work to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy. That can mean vaccinating children and adults to prevent the spread of disease, or educating people about the risks of alcohol and tobacco. Public health sets safety standards to protect workers and develops school nutrition programs to ensure kids have access to healthy food.
Public health works to track disease outbreaks, prevent injuries and shed light on why some of us are more likely to suffer from poor health than others. The many facets of public health include speaking out for laws that promote smoke-free indoor air and seatbelts, spreading the word about ways to stay healthy, and giving science-based solutions to problems.
At Skilled Wound Care, we believe that public health involves prevention and education, and that’s one of the reasons we work so hard to promote amazing wound care in nursing homes and other skilled nursing facilities. Preventing wounds, and treating them correctly and collaboratively when they do, can help vulnerable patients heal more quickly and stay healthy.
This week, join us as we #SpeakForHealth - the more of us who speak up, the bigger the difference we can make.
(Some public health information adapted from National Public Health Week’s website, http://www.nphw.org/)
Skilled Wound Care is a mobile surgical practice committed to transforming the chronic wound care model in nursing facilities. Wound care experts make weekly bedside visits to patients in long-term care facilities, avoiding transfers to hospitals or clinics. Our expert physicians give patients the most up-to-date and effective wound treatments, and educate facility staff on how to help patients continue to heal quickly and effectively between visits. This model of collaborative care allows SWC’s physicians to improve patients’ lives and health outcomes, to empower nursing staff, and to raise public awareness. Skilled Wound Care, along with its nurse and nursing home partners, is working every day to positively transform traditional nursing home wound care.