Rome Health wound specialist earns board certification

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Rome Health wound specialist Jennifer Fields has earned board certification as a diplomate by the American Board of Wound Management in recognition of her extensive knowledge and specialized expertise in treating hard to heal wounds.

Fields works together with the center’s doctors and nurses to provide advanced wound care services at the Rome Health Wound Care Center, 267 Avery Lane, at the Griffiss Business & Technology Park. 

The Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) board certification is a formal recognition of a master level knowledge and specialty practice in wound management. The prestigious and rigorous certification in wound care demonstrates a distinct and specialized expertise in the practice, according to the American Board of Wound Management.

Fields joined the Rome Health Wound Care Center in 2016. A graduate of the St. Elizabeth’s College of Nursing, Fields earned both her bachelor of science degree in nursing and master of science degree in family health administration from SUNY Institute of Technology, Marcy. 

“At the wound center we work together to develop the best plan of care to treat not only the wound, but the underlying conditions that are impeding the wound from healing,” the nurse practitioner said.  

Advanced wound care services available at the Rome Health Wound Care Center include, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for problem wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers and non-healing surgical wounds. Other treatment options include debridement, topical wound therapy, tissue therapy and negative pressure wound therapy. 

“By using the most up to date treatments to help heal even the most chronic wounds, we can achieve our goal to heal wounds as quickly as possible,” she said. “We also work with our patients to provide the tools and resources to prevent further wounds.”

To schedule an appointment at the Rome Health Wound Care Center, call 315-338-7540.

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