What unique expertise do WOC nurses bring to health care?
WOC nurses lead performance improvement projects that successfully reduce the percentage of patients who develop pressure ulcers and adverse events related to wound complications. They are committed to cost-effective, evidence-based, appropriate health care solutions. Their ability to provide optimal patient care and reduce costs at the same time is achieved through:
Program development and implementation
Implementation of programs toward litigation reduction
Expert witnessing and expert chart review
Education, writing, strategic planning or consultation about advanced therapies
Review and consultation of facility product formularies and equipment use
Resource team development
Performance improvement in prevalence and incidence process through data tracking and analysis
Comprehensive patient management plans that have a dual focus on complication prevention and disease state management
Appropriate resource allocation and individualized patient care is emphasized to optimize outcomes
Guidelines for caregivers and education to ensure outcome-focused patient care in all care delivery settings.