Why you should become a CWS®
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Podiatry and the CWS®
CWS® certification is an integral
part of any podiatry practice. Having a
CWS® elevates the level of your practice
and tells your community the value and niche
specialty you offer.”
Donald E. Mrdjenovich, DPM, CWS, FACCWS AAWM Past President
- The practice of podiatry requires
a strong knowledge of wound care, and
the CWS® board certification establishes
you as an expert in wound care management.
The CWS® credential shows youêve
completed a long-term, intensive study
and practice in wound care.
- Earned and maintained by nearly
550 podiatrists, the CWS® credential
shows your patients, peers and employers
your extensive and specialized proficiency
in wound management.
- By achieving the CWS® board certification, podiatrists become
part of an interdisciplinary network of
healthcare professionals, all dedicated
to delivering, improving and advancing
the practice of wound care.
“Wound care has become a larger
and larger part of my podiatry practice.”
Steve E. Abraham, DPM, CWS, FACCWS
While most healthcare professionals have some knowledge of wound care, podiatrists regularly care for and manage lower extremity wounds and need extensive knowledge and skill in the practice.
- Since wound management is
an essential part of podiatric medicine,
naturally podiatrists make up a large
group of the CWS®diplomates.
- 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
- Demonstrate a specialized
expertise in and a dedication to the highest
standards in wound care, essential in
the development of a comprehensive wound
- 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
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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