Why your facility needs a full-time certified wound care nurse
A CERTIFIED Wound Care Nurse (CWCN) is a nurse who's successfully completed an advanced training program in wound assessment and management. CWCNs care for patients with wounds caused by injuries, diseases, or medical treatments. They also provide wound prevention recommendations and interventions for at-risk patients and pre- and postsurgical care and education for patients. This article, which discusses the need for more full-time CWCNs as inpatient staff, includes a literature review supporting the value CWCNs offer patients and employers in both improved quality of care and cost reduction.