By Martin D. Vera, LVN, CWS
It is no surprise to coworkers, colleagues and even my patients that I am a huge advocate for education and of course, the building of a strong foundation. My personal experience has been that after I had built that strong foundation—as in, understanding the skin and cells involved in each layer, wound bed preparation framework and the phases of wound healing with the key cells involved in each phase—I became more efficient, provided better services and improved positive outcomes for my patients. And once the types of wounds came along, I felt prepared and ahead of the game to accept the challenges and complexities of each wound type, and educated myself to know the differences. As a clinician driven by a passion for healing patients, I can’t help but look for ways for me to improve and further educate myself, as well as bring others on board to join me and the thousands of clinicians out there gathered to fight for a good cause.