Wound Care Matters

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The statistics are staggering. Chronic wounds affect about 8.2 million Medicare beneficiaries annually, and the incidence of chronic wounds is expected to rise at a rate of 2% annually. Each year, more than 305 million acute, traumatic and burn wounds are recorded and treated globally.

Your knowledge can make the difference

For patients, the physical and emotional effects of wounds can be traumatizing. But you can help. The Wound Care Education Institute® and Nurse.com have partnered to raise awareness about how important it is clinicians like you know the latest evidence-based wound care techniques. Getting educated on the proper and latest techniques in wound healing can make the difference between prolonged hospitalizations, readmissions or even amputations and patients re-entering their normal lives as quickly as possible.

We have the resources you need

Want to know more about why Wound Care Matters? Use the following fact sheets, blogs and other resources to enhance your education on wound care.

Pressure Injuries Up Close

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Legal Risks for Clinicians

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Does your wound care program need improvement

Healthcare providers working in underperforming facilities can work together to improve wound care outcomes and avoid lawsuits.

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Pressure injury case shines spotlight on wound care

A trained wound care clinician shares how her training truly makes a difference in the lives of her patients.

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Pick the wound care certification that fits your role

If you're having difficulty trying to decide which wound care certification to pursue, this blog can help you decide.

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Disturbing facts
  • A conservative estimate of annual wound care costs in the U.S. is $28 billion, while some calculations have that number closer to $96 billion.
  • Surgical wounds and the need for diabetic foot ulcer treatment drove the highest total wound care costs.
  • About 14-24% of patients with diabetes who develop a foot ulcer will require an amputation.
  • Foot ulceration precedes 85% of diabetes-related amputations.
  • About 120,000 stoma procedures are done annually.
  • Almost 1 million patients have stomas at any given time in North America.

Sources: JAMA Patient Page, Global Wound Dressings Market 2018-2022 report, The Journal of the International for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, American Podiatric Medical Association


The Wound Care Education Institute® and Nurse.com have partnered to raise awareness about the devastating effects of wound care knowledge gaps in the U.S. healthcare system and how clinicians can empower themselves and their organizations to combat these gaps with wound care education.


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