Why you should become a CWS®
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Physicians and the CWS®
CWS® is a stamp of approval, and the
medical community as a whole recognizes
that. The CWS® is vital to the future
of the practice of wound care and it is
critical physicians become CWS® certified.”
Walter Conlan, III, MD, CWS, FACCWS
- Patient care is enhanced by
a strong knowledge of wound care, and
the CWS® board certification establishes
you as an expert in wound care management.
The CWS® credential shows you’ve
completed a long-term, intensive study
and practice in wound care.
- Wound care was long thought
of as a nursing function, but today’s
challenges demand a multidisciplinary
approach. In the ever evolving world of
wound care, the CWS® credential
equips physicians with knowledge of the
latest treatments and technologies.
- By achieving the CWS® board certification, physicians become
part of an interdisciplinary network of
healthcare professionals, all dedicated
to delivering, improving and advancing
the practice of wound care.
“My patients understand that
I'm not just a physician that offers wound
care, but an expert with the knowledge and
training to provide the best treatment possible.”
David E. Mahon, MD, CWS, FACCWS
Given the aging population and the prevalence
of conditions such as diabetes and obesity,
there has been an explosion in the number
of people being treated for chronic wounds.
There is an incredible need in the medical
community for physicians that are specialized
in wound care.
- Earned and maintained by over
500 physicians, the CWS® credential
designates you as an expert and shows
your patients, peers and employers your
extensive and specialized proficiency
in wound management.
- The CWS® provides many
advancement opportunities for physicians.
It demonstrates a level of expertise that
can open doors outside of traditional
healthcare settings. CWS®diplomates
have been called upon to teach others
about wound care at national medical conferences
and in corporate medical environments.
- The multidisciplinary approach
to the CWS® certification creates
a larger group of healthcare professionals
made up of physicians, nurses, physical
therapists and podiatrists, who have and
share a wealth of wound management expertise.
What are the Benefits of Becoming
- Achieve board certification,
a formal recognition of a master level
knowledge and specialty practice in wound
- Enhance the team approach
that is essential to successful wound
- Become recognized as a specialist,
an expert in wound care.
- Demonstrate a dedication to
the highest standards in wound care, essential
in the development of a comprehensive
wound management program.
- Improve the quality of wound
care for your patients.
- Cooperate and exchange resources
with the various disciplines and organizations
involved in wound care.
- Reduce the costs of providing
wound care in your facility or practice.
- Be an on-site resource to
educate and train colleagues involved
in wound management.
- Market wound management services
as a niche benefit of your facility or
- Become part of a larger multidisciplinary
community dedicated to delivering, improving
and advancing the practice of wound care.
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