AMHERST, N.Y. -- Daemen College nursing students and faculty will have access to free educational resources on wound care through a new partnership established with Why Wound Care?, an initiative to inform nursing students, recent graduates, and faculty about rewarding careers in wound care.
“We are extremely excited to enter into this partnership with the Why Wound Care? initiative,” said Dr. Cheryl Nosek, chair of Daemen’s Nursing Department. “Effective wound management is critical to promoting optimal patient outcomes, and through this new collaboration we will provide our students and faculty the most up-to-date information to ensure we are implementing the best practices in patient care.”
Daemen, which offers several undergraduate and graduate degree nursing programs, has partnered with Why Wound Care? to educate nurses on the prevention and management of chronic wounds, pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and insufficient venous ulcers in the elderly and diabetic population.
Through this partnership, nursing students and faculty will have use of a range of evidence-based wound care resources, including 12 basic learning module PowerPoints for nursing students beginning a career in wound care; four advanced learning module PowerPoints for recent graduates and faculty to advance their knowledge of wound care; two interactive online video modules; and an essential wound care book in PDF format.
“This initial partnership for Why Wound Care? is an important step for the future of wound care,” said Peter Norris, executive vice president of HMP, the largest provider of wound care education in the U.S. “We look forward to working with Daemen to inform, educate, and increase awareness among nursing students about a career in specialized wound care and to help reduce the number of patients suffering from chronic wounds.”
According to internationally known wound care specialist Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, “As the demand for wound care treatment and prevention services continues to rise, there is an increasing need for health care professionals skilled in this area. Specialized education in wound care management will prepare our nursing students and faculty with advanced skills to better care for patients with chronic or non-healing wounds.”
More information on Daemen’s nursing programs and the educational partnership with Why Wound Care? is available by contacting 839-8387 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or by attending the college’s nursing open house scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 4 in Rosary Hall.