By Maria Morales, MSN, RN, CPAN
When I think about wound care, I recall a nursing instructor talking about the concept of how there were 101 ways to perform a dressing change. As a nursing student, I wanted to know exactly how to perform my next dressing change correctly — 101 ways didn’t seem to answer my question at the moment.
But my instructor challenged that if we learn the process and critical thinking behind a dressing change — sterile or clean, simple or advanced — we can apply that knowledge to the various kinds of wounds we may encounter in nursing. Now, years later into my practice, I constantly am reminded of what my instructor’s lesson: Learn how to think, not just how to task.
That’s good advice. Not just in nursing, but in life in general. That got me thinking about other lessons in life that can be applied to wound care. Watch this video to learn 5 more lessons, and then tell us what wound care practices you follow!
Which of these wound care tips do you find helpful? Have you seen knowledge gaps in wound care where you work? Take this quick survey and then stay tuned for the results!
About the author
Maria Morales, MSN, RN, CPAN, is clinical director of healthcare CE programs at Nurse.com.