Certified Wound Specialist Physician®


Dr. Steven Kum and Dr. Tan Yih Kai, are among the only few local leading wound practitioners in Singapore who have attained the Certified Wound Specialist Physician® (CWSP) through The American Board of Wound Management (ABWM).

With this added knowledge, they are now certified with competencies in the following:

  • Outline the aetiology of chronic wounds and extrinsic factors that contribute to and affect wound healing outcomes;

  • Ascetain the phases of wound healing and the associated microenvironment, cellular components and their functions in wound healing;

  • Identify the anatomy of the skin and other important structures;

  • Assess research and evidence related to wound management;

  • Recommend specific diagnostic tests, examination tests, lab tests and measures related to wound assessment and management;

  • Identify the components of wound assessment and documentation;

  • Identify methods for recognizing soft tissue and bone infection, bioburden management and treatment of local and systemic infections;

  • Discuss nutritional factors and the underlying deficiencies that impact wound healing;

  • Relate the psychosocial and cognitive aspects to patient outcomes in wound repair;

  • Recommend specific treatment interventions for chronic wounds including debridement, topical therapies, and biophysical expertis.

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