Education

Wound Care Awareness Week 2019

Chronic wound care is not something to celebrate, but we would like to promote Wound Care Awareness this week to spread the important message of education in the prevention of chronic wounds. The statistics are startling.

  • 6.7 Million Americans are living with chronic wounds

  • 1 in 4 Families has a family member with a chronic wound

  • 25% of People living with diabetes will experience a foot ulcer

  • 50% of People will develop an ulcer in the opposite limb within 5 years of amputation

  • 82% of Non-traumatic amputations are the result of vascular disease

  • 50% of People will die within 5 years of an amputation

  • Chronic wounds have a $50 billion impact on the healthcare system annually

We aim to bring awareness to the importance of wound care by regularly promoting educational content from great online resources and providing a solution for better wound measurement and documentation. This week check out the resources available online at www.woundcareawareness.com and find an opportunity to bring awareness to wound care within your community. We are always available as resource to assist in the demands of providing the best possible wound care, so feel free to reach out to us. Take a note from WCAW and spread the message: “Be aware. Intervene early. Seek specialized wound care.”