Wound Care specialists deliver cutting-edge health care. As a multidisciplinary team, the combined expertise and diverse clinical knowledge may cover a wide range of modalities to improve the patient's wound healing and thus, improve their quality of life.
Wound specialists are health care professionals who have been trained in the care and treatment of all types of wounds, acute and chronic. Among the most commonly treated wounds are those sustained from an acute injury, surgical wounds, diabetic wounds and pressure sores.
The first task of a Wound Care physician is to assess a wound, determining the depth of the wound and taking note of any developing issues, such as signs of infection. Then, then the doctor develops a treatment plan, which often starts with infected tissue of the wound to clean out dead tissue and any foreign material. In long-term care of the wound, physician regularly cleans and inspects the wound, rebandages it if necessary and keeps an eye on the wound's progress.
A Wound Care doctor is specializes in wound management. Wound care specialist (These nurses) work with a patient's medical team to monitor a variety of wounds and their healing process and they also care directly for the patient.
Wound Care doctors may need to consult with other subspecialist doctors to discuss the need for antibiotics, surgical drains or surgical infected tissue in the case of serious wounds. They also work with other patient caregivers to educate them about wound care and handling the patient's case.