“Nurses come in all shapes and sizes, and they come in all skill levels. A wound care nurse has to be a good person, a friendly person, and someone with excellent interpersonal skills. When the patient sees them, they need to immediately think, ‘this person is going to treat me with care and compassion.’”
Stanley Cowen, M.D.
“The nurses drive the clinic. The nurses are the ones who put on the dressings. They’re the ones who apply the medications and change the dressings. This is such a unique subspecialty, and it isn’t very glamorous. To get excited and interested in looking at the same wound, week after week, and seeing very small changes, it requires a certain kind of personality. Wound care nurses are definitely the most important part of the professional chain.”