“If organized correctly, a wound care clinic can be the hub of information for community providers,” Bailey says. This hub idea stems from the fact that people access the clinic from various places, whether the ER, family practice, hospital or skilled nursing facility.
However they reach you, patients and residents should be able to rely on the outpatient wound center as the focus of their wound care. They might not be able to visit the clinic on a regular basis, but “It’s here that coordination of care can happen,” Bailey says. “The wound center should be building relationships, advising and offering education where needed,” she stresses.