Setting the standard to reduce the burden of acute and chronic wounds
Building a national register of Credentialed Wound Clinicians
Setting the standard in wound management
are suffering from chronic wounds at any time across Australia.
is the conservative annual cost of wounds to the Australian Health Care System.
of chronic leg ulcers will recur within 3 years
The Wound Management Innovation CRC, together with leading healthcare professionals with expertise in wound management, have developed a specialised platform dedicated to facilitating the credentialing process and establishing a national public register of Credentialed Wound Clinicians.
Setting the benchmark
Through credentialing, clinicians gain recognition for their knowledge, skill, and also their commitment to maintaining high professional standards. By measuring standards in education, workplace experience and continued professional development, we’re developing a national benchmark for wound clinicians.
For Australians suffering with a wound that requires professional intervention, credentialing provides patient and organisational reassurance that a health professional has received the training and has a skill level reflective of wound expertise.
Inspired pursuit of continued professional development
Credentialing sets the benchmark for clinicians to aspire to and supports the pathway to achieve the benchmark. It provides a continual focus on refining standards, the recognition of achievement, and building a community of leaders in Wound Management.
For some patients, finding a clinician with wound specialty training and experience can prove as difficult as treating the wound itself. Through credentialing, our aim is to build awareness by creating a centralised national register of Credentialed Wound Clinicians.
"We wholeheartedly endorse this program and encourage our podiatry colleagues to strive to be credentialed high risk foot wound experts. This exciting development for our profession and industry will give the specialty of wound management increased cognisance and credibility amongst the public and our other health and medical colleagues."
Advanced Practicing Podiatrists – High Risk Foot Group