Sara Jorgenson, Wound Care Nurse with Prairie Lakes Wound Care successfully passed a Wound Care Specialist examination. As a Wound Care Specialist, Jorgenson has a master level of knowledge in wound care and management.
Jorgenson is a key resource for other providers helping patients manage and heal wounds. As a Wound Care Specialist, Jorgenson is responsible to stay up-to-date on the latest practices. She is a source of information for various disciplines and organizations to promote the best possible outcomes for patients needing wound care.
“I have developed a passion for wound care since starting in Prairie Lakes Wound Care two years ago,” said Jorgenson. “I really love what I do and the people we work with. My favorite thing about this role is the relationship I develop with our patients over the time we see them. We treat most of our patients for several months, multiple times a week, so we get to know each other very well. It is bittersweet the day a patient is healed and “graduates” from wound care. I also enjoy working with all the other departments and physicians in our community.”
Wounds can both be acute and chronic and include diabetic wounds, burns, traumatic wounds, excessive swelling in the legs, ulcers, and ostomies. Trained wound care nurses evaluate patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings and make individualized plans of care to ensure patients have the best outcomes possible. The wound care team collaborates with specialists like podiatrists, hospitalists, vascular, general and orthopedic surgeons to recommend diagnosis and treatments that treat wound pathology and underlying conditions.
Jorgenson says having a complex wound is very traumatic and scary for many people. “Our goal is to help patients be at ease and to help alleviate the fear they are having. This certification will help me to provide the best care possible to our patients and to enhance our clinic.”
If you or someone you know may benefit from services by Jorgenson and the Prairie Lakes Wound Care team, primary care physicians and other providers can send a referral.