The lack of highly skilled nurses in wound management is a pain point and challenge for wound care in the community. This problem has led to a lot of hospital admissions as patients are not provided with proper care that is catered to their needs. As such, this has resulted in higher healthcare costs and patient sufferings which can be avoided.
It is thus important to ensure that nursing staff in the community have adequate skill sets to handle chronic wounds in the long term, which is linked to better recovery outcomes. However, this change takes time and our ecosystem must provide nurses or care staff with training platforms, opportunities and exposure.
Technology such as CARES4WOUNDS (C4W) comes into the picture as a tool that bridges these skill gaps. C4W is an AI-enabled Wound Care Imaging, Assessment, Management and Monitoring System designed to raise productivity and quality in wound care.
“If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime”
– Lao Tzu
It is important to start this exposure early on in the career development for nurses and what better time than during their tertiary education. By using C4W as an education tool, nursing students will have the opportunity to leverage it for learning, guidance, supervision and escalation. They can learn about the benefits of C4W in the adoption of Artificial Intelligence which is a solution to the issues that come with manual wound assessments and monitoring which are painful, time-consuming, inaccurate and prone to human error.
Tetsuyu Healthcare is proud to be a partner to Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) on leveraging technology such as Artificial Intelligence as an educational tool since 2020 even amidst COVID restrictions.