Wound care nurses use a different type of techniques to assess, treat and care for patients with wounds. They also develop treatment plans to follow for medical team, patients and their families to help recover and avoid recurrence of the wounds. Wound care nurses work closely with doctors and other patient care team members to determine the best course of treatment for wounds and to ensure careful follow-up to treatment plans. Wound care nurses work in a variety of health care environments where patients have wounds including operation rooms, ICU and critical care, nursing homes, patient homes and hospices. Some wound care nurses specialize in a specific type of care, such as taking care of ostomies, dealing with diabetic patients or foot care. Wound care nurses career outlook is expected to increase for various reasons. There is a growing population with a multitude of needs, many of which need the help of wound care experts.
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