A Wound Care Registered Nurse specializes in wound management. They provide care for the patient, promoting quick healing of wounds such as:
Wound Care RNs may need to consult with physicians to determine the need for antibiotics, surgical debridement or surgical drains in the case of serious wounds. Wound Care Registered Nurses also work with patient caregivers to teach them about wound care and to discuss how to handle the patient's case.
As a Wound Care Nurse your responsibilities include:
Checking a wound to decide how severe the wounds are and signs of infection.
Cleaning out dead tissue and foreign materials.
Developing a treatment plan.
Ongoing inspections and cleaning of the wound(s).
Re-bandaging when necessary.
One year of experience as a wound care nurse within the past two years.
Active Nursing License in good standing.
Current Basic Life Support through American Heart Association.
Must pass pre-employment drug screen.
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