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Education in Wound Care: Curricula for Doctors and Nurses, and Experiences From the German Wound Healing Society ICW


Education in Wound Care: Curricula for Doctors and Nurses, and Experiences From the German Wound Healing Society ICW

Karl-Christian Münter. Mil Med Res.

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The German wound healing society ICW (Initiative Chronische Wunden) started a training program for nurses in 2005. Certified by TÜV Rheinland the courses are regularly audited and the quality is ensured. More than 30,000 nurses attended these courses in Germany. In three Chinese hospitals the ICW courses have been adopted. A close collaboration between Chinese and German experts in wound healing let to their further development and improvement. The article reviews the need for education in the treatment of chronic wounds for medical personnel-nurses and doctors. Experiences and perspectives are discussed.


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Chronic wounds. a Ulcer in chronic venous disease; b Hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa); c Peripheral arterial disease

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