American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair Calls for More Wound Care Education
The Chicago event featured opinion leaders who addressed scientific breakthroughs, clinical research developments, and policy and regulatory issues that will change the landscape of modern wound care. Collectively, the sessions depicted wound healing as a complex process that requires a multidisciplinary, coordinated care plan.
Speakers noted there is a lack of education available for all healthcare providers on the prevention and treatment of non-healing wounds. There is a critical need for extensive training, research, and advocacy to improve outcomes of non-healing wounds, which result in $20 billion a year in costs to the healthcare system.
Certain wounds — especially diabetic and pressure ulcers — are considered inherently difficult to heal and at risk of becoming chronic due to the underlying disease or condition, such as diabetes.
For more information on education, training, prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers, visit woundrounds.com for a free consultation. O’connor, John. “Need for team approach to wounds cited.” McKight’s Long Term Care News. Web. 17 September 2012.