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By The WoundSource Editors

About 89 percent of people who come to doctors’ offices have already Googled their symptoms, notes D. Scott Covington, MD, FACS, CWSP. He says most patients wanted to see how serious their health condition was before going to an actual doctor. “They’re armed with misinformation. They’re really on the wrong path,” Dr. Covington told the audience at his presentation at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) Fall.

By Hannah Fell, Digital Managing Editor

Education is such an important aspect of health care, and patients need to be able to understand instructions that correspond to his or her treatment plan. With this information in mind, how should clinicians educate their patients about wound care in a way that is appropriate to their reading level?

Kylie McMath, MSN, RN, CWOCN addresses this topic in her poster, “Health Literacy Disparities in Wound Care Patient Education” at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) Fall.