Individuals with a deeper knowledge of wound prevention and management—and better judgement—can:
- Reduce the number of wounds that occur because of lack of knowledge, inattention and inappropriate or missing early interventions
- Provide better wound treatments to shorten the duration and severity of wounds.
- Prevent patient suffering and improve patient quality of life
- Lower total costs related to wounds, to individuals, health-care systems and society as a whole
- Properly mentor and/or collaborate with other health-care professional colleagues.
- Become experts and leaders in their field
- Improve their opportunities for career advancement and choice
Facilities, agencies and health regions who actively support their employees’ ongoing learning demonstrate that:
- Positive change in the culture of the organization brought about by well-trained employees can lead to significant economic and outcome improvements
- They value their employees and support their well-being and career goals
- They are utilizing a best practice approach to care, reducing adverse events and providing a high level of care
- Patient and provider experiences are important outcome measures