Steven Smet has a master degree in nursing and hospital infection control. He worked for 2 years in the intensive care unit and started afterwards as the coordinator of the wound care centre at the Ghent University hospital. Steven is a clinical nurse specialist in wound care and is responsible for the wound care protocols and the wound care team in the hospital. He performs together with his team bedside and ambulatory wound care consultations. Also, education, in- and externally, is an important part of his work package and Mr. Smet is a member of the board of the EduWond wound care teaching platform and the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP). Since January 2020 Steven started with a parttime PhD project focusing on the development and validation of a digital wound care algorithm for chronic wounds. He works on this project within the Skin Integrity Research Group (SKINT).
Mr. Smet is chairman of the pressure ulcer committee in the Ghent University hospital since 2012 and is responsible for the creation and updating of the procedures of the prevention and treatment protocols in the hospital.