Why do we train our physicians in wound care? Aren’t they already experts? And what sets a Skilled Wound Care provider apart from other doctors or PAs in the field? Our commitment to education is one of the key elements that sets Skilled Wound Care apart. Here’s why we care so much.
(1) Keeping up with the pace of innovation.
Wound care is a constantly evolving field, and learning the current best reporting, assessment, and treatment protocols allows our physicians to deliver the absolute best care to patients in long-term care facilities. It serves our physicians, but it also helps better serve our partner facilities, to make sure that everyone is compliant with the latest regulations and practicing the best possible wound care treatments.
(2) Blending a classroom + clinical setting.
We combine a classroom setting with a clinical setting so that our physicians have the knowledge and the experience to handle even the most complex wounds in a long-term care setting. Knowing it is one thing, but the hands-on experience and training from top wound care experts is valuable to everyone.
(3) It’s just complicated!
Many patients in long-term care facilities have complicated, difficult-to-heal wounds, often occurring with other factors that make treatment more challenging, like immobility, advanced disease states, or degenerative conditions. Understanding the full range of wound healing techniques, as well as the practical applications for each, allows our physicians to be at the top of their game, no matter how challenging the wound.
Our mission is to deliver outstanding care and to change as many lives as possible. Our rigorous physician education process helps us do that, and it also empowers our physicians to help pass on that information to nursing staff and caretakers in our partner facilities.
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.