A Wound Care RN specializes in wound management. They care directly for the patient, promoting rapid healing of wounds such as:
Wound Care RNs may need to consult with doctors to determine the need for antibiotics, surgical debridement or surgical drains in the case of serious wounds. Wound Care RNs also work with patient caregivers to teach them how to care for wounds and to discuss handling the patient's case.
As a Wound Care Nurse your responsibilities consist of:
Assessing a wound to decide the severity of the wounds and signs of infection.
Clearing out dead tissue and foreign materials.
Creating a treatment plan.
Ongoing inspections and cleansing of the wound(s).
Re-dressing wounds as necessary.
One year of experience as a wound care nurse within the past two years.
Active Nursing License in good standing.
Up to date BLS through American Heart Association.
Must pass pre-employment drug screen.
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