Clinicians Saving Limbs and Lives
Wound care is a unique space in the medical field. Wound care itself is not a designated medical specialty. Rather, wound care is multi-disciplinary. Wound care providers are podiatrists, dermatologists, vascular surgeons, general surgeons, foot and ankle specialists, nutritionists, physical therapists, nurses and more. Learn what excites and motivates wound care providers and lures them to this unique medical space.
Ostomy Wound Management“I wanted to help patients heal, but my main focus was to understand why some patients were not able to make progress or even why some received amputations,” writes physical therapist Frank Aviles, PT, CWS, FACCWS, CLT.
Ostomy Wound Management“Wound care is a challenging and dynamic field that demands providers think on their feet. People considering this specialty should recognize they have the potential to truly make a difference for both the profession and in the lives of the patients who receive care,” writes Arturo González, DNP, ARNP, ANP-BC, CWCN-AP.
The Huffington Post"We are not talking about simple cuts, scrapes, or boo boos. Wound care is a raw, gritty, extremely visual, and sometimes nauseating field of health care. It is certainly not for the squeamish. At the same time it is the coolest, most visual, and passion filled specialty of healthcare in which to be employed,” writes James Calder, formerly of Wound Care Advantage, a company that teaches hospitals how to run wound centers.
Podiatry Today“During the early days of my solo practice, I followed the traditional ‘podiatric model.’ I treated pathology ranging from fungal infections, sprains and strains to pediatrics and geriatrics. It was not long before I came to the realization that I enjoyed wound care and limb preservation more than any aspect of podiatric medicine. I also came to the realization that I could not be all things to all people. I made the decision to specialize in wound management and refer all other patients to my colleagues,” write podiatrist Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS, FACCWS.