Comprehensive Healthcare Solutions attended the Symposium of Advanced Wound Care also known as the SAWC! The conference is developed by HMP in partnership with the Wound Healing Society and the Association for Advanced Wound Care. It brings the best of the best wound specialists together to share information, discuss new research, learn about novel technologies and network. Science drives development and helps us offer comprehensive wound care services across the board from the Emergency Department, the OR, inpatient units, to outpatient department and tertiary care.
Wound care has come a long way as a specialty! It started with nurse or physical therapy driven clinics in the 1960’s through the 1980’s. Starting in 1998 Comprehensive developed a provider-based, outpatient program. What Comprehensive designs now is a full-fledged service line that helps reduce a hospital’s inpatient length of stay and re-admissions. The available technologies make it possible to heal complex patients with multiple co-morbidities. The wound care teams Comprehensive develops today are armed with quite a few tools in their bucket! They learn how to assess and treat complex wounds applying clinical practice guidelines that are validated by the national wound societies. Good wound care should be comprehensive and include debridement, off-loading, compression, vascular assessment, infection management, nutrition and blood glucose optimization.
Once a team has embraced those concepts we apply outcome measures and benchmark their performance against other clinics to track the efficacy of their interventions. The most gratifying part of our work is that when we inspire and teach teams to be their very best, they each go on to treat an average of 3,000 wounds per year. After having been in business for 20 years that is a lot of patients who have benefited from Comprehensive’s program design! We love what we do!