Just a quick word about one of your comments. You describe some frustration with the "needy" patient. If that is one of the things that you are seeking to get away from, you will still encounter such patients in wound care.
It never ceases to amaze me- I have wound care patients who have terrible, extensive wounds and they are rather quiet yet appreciative. I have wound patients who scream if you make a move toward them without ever touching their body (and some who should get an Academy Award). I have wound patients who ensure that I spend a great deal of additional time adjusting the thermostat, positioning their fan just so, changing the television channel, getting them a cup of ice, going for some extra blankets, and adjusting the blinds in the windows. And closing the door but leaving the door open at a 15 degree angle.
No matter where you go in nursing, you are going to deal with reactive and needy patients.
In wound care, you will deal with patients who refuse to listen to patient education, refuse to be engaged in their own care, refuse to comply with the treatment recommendations, refuse to follow up with their physician, and refuse to take their medication. I have had wound care patients try to change the settings on their wound vacs and turn their vacs off. I have had wound care patients insist that "their way was better"- whether it is a homeopathic treatment that isn't working or some crazy concoction of multiple dressings that serves no real purpose. Wrap it tighter (until my circulation is cut off). Wrap it loosely (so that it falls down to my ankle).
It takes a great deal of patience to work with wound care clientele.