By: Nancy Morgan, RN, BSN, MBA, WOCN, WCC, CWCMS, DWC
I was thrilled to be asked to write a blog for Wound Care Advisor. They asked me to come up with a name for the blog. I thought it would be easy… NOT ! I found myself doing all this research on how to make up a good name that would be catchy and memorable. I reached out to all my wound care friends for ideas and started a long list of names. Every morning I would look at this list and add more. Then I said I had to STOP THE INSANITY! I had to refocus and asked myself… who are you writing the blog for? It’s for people like me! I am a nurse that is in love with wound care, I have been in this field for almost two decades—ouch! that just dated me. I started at bedside then moved to an educator role co-founding the Wound Care Education Institute where we have taught over 16,000 clinicians, spreading the knowledge of Wound Care so they can make a difference in their patients’ lives. I am that person that “gets the rush” every time I see a wound.
It took me years to feel confident as a wound care clinician even after I got certified. Yeah, it was great to pass the test but it took time and experience for me to feel that I was “on game”. I would travel around with all my wound care books in the trunk of my car double checking on things and being obsessed by making sure I was doing everything just right. It’s normal, I am human…..and it takes time to get the “Swagger”.
Ah, that is it…its “Swagger” That’s the name for the blog…swagger, which means, confidence, comfortable with yourself, maybe even a little sassy! I like it…..its trendy with a little bit of edge to it.
Maybe you have some “Wound Care Swagger” too?
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