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Nursing: The balance of mind, body and spirit

May 4, 2017 by: Deborah Leblanc, RN, BSN, MM, NEA BC, Chief Nursing Officer

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In my experience, nurses become nurses because they are compelled to help. They are passionate about the nursing profession and the care they provide. Nurses are critical thinkers, collaborative communicators, tech savvy change agents, caregivers and most importantly –
patient advocates.



 



Nurses are the patient care team quarterback and facilitate collaborative, seamless, integrated wound care. By partnering with multi-disciplinary teams and coordinating concise discharge plans for patients suffering with complex wounds, our nurses ensure the right care, at the right time. As most complex wounds are a result of an underlying disease such as diabetes or vascular disease, it is imperative that our nurses treat the patient holistically and assist in coordination of care across the healthcare continuum.
 
Simply put, nurses drive the patient-centered framework necessary for healing.
 
The American Organization of Nurse Executives’ Guiding Principles remind us that the core of nursing is knowledge and caring. Wound care nurses require additional education and training to ensure the best possible healing outcomes. It’s this dynamic that reminds me every day why I do what I do, and why I am so grateful to work alongside so many passionate, intelligent and gifted individuals.
 
Thank you to all of our nurses and for the difference you make in the lives of our patients.

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