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Woundcare as an Essential Service during COVID-19 Pandemic

American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair

April 13th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the United States causing illness, death, and economic damages in an unprecedented way. The most vulnerable; the elderly, immune-suppressed, medically complex and diabetics have been impacted the most. This same patient population represents the bulk majority of individuals treated in the wound care centers throughout this country. Hospital based wound clinics have become the standard of care for patients who seem to fall through the cracks in our health care system. While the wounds represent complications from an underlying disease, in many instances the specialists that care for those medical conditions, are unprepared to manage the wound.

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