Physicians are responsible for making lifesaving decisions every day, as well as taking notes and managing insurance coverage. The amount of work involved can be overwhelming for anyone. For most providers, feeling supported makes the difference between a fulfilling experience and feeling burnt out. So what does a wound care provider need to feel supported and confident in his or her role? Today, we'll explore the top 3 ways wound care physicians can feel supported in the field.
#1 Education & Training
Supporting wound care physicians begins with comprehensive training and education.
Providers can undertake detailed hands-on training courses, shadow veteran wound care providers, and attend educational meetings as they develop in their role. Having this knowledge enables providers to perform rounds confidently without second guessing the quality of care they are providing. Over the years, providers will grow in their knowledge and confidence as a result of the continuing education opportunities they have.
#2 Back-End Support
Back-end support is another way to support wound care providers. The act of treating patients can be demanding enough by itself, but add hours of note taking and administration work on top of that, and physicians can become overwhelmed. An organization such as Skilled Wound Care provides significant benefits, including assistance with administrative tasks. With a dedicated team handling insurance regulations, facility guidelines, legalities, and other issues, physicians are free to focus solely on healing wounds.
#3 Proper Equipment
Last but not least, wound care providers need the tools necessary to provide high-quality care to their patients. This can include medical instruments, personal protective equipment, or technical support. Physicians at Skilled Wound Care also benefit from using a custom built electronic medical record system, which automates and streamlines the process of taking notes. By providing providers with all the tools they need to succeed, companies help make sure that providers feel supported.
We recently caught up with one of our top wound care providers and spoke with him about what makes him feel so supported here at Skilled Wound Care…
Are you a physician that could use some additional support? Skilled Wound Care has entire teams of people waiting to assist providers in the field to ensure they feel as supported as possible. Does this sound like something that would make a difference for you? If so, Reach out today!
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.