Current thinking on caring for patients with a wound: a practical approach

Annesley, Sarah H. (2019) Current thinking on caring for patients with a wound: a practical approach. British Journal of Nursing, 28 (5). pp. 290-294. ISSN 0966-0461

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2019.28.5.290

Abstract

Wound care is increasingly nurse led. This article describes the types and causes of wounds, the six domains needed for systematic wound assessment and the principles nurses can apply to ensure evidence-based wound care. The author argues for the importance of a patient-focused approach in the care of people with chronic and acute wounds. It highlights, when specialist referral may be needed and presents a case study explaining the difficulties of managing a patient with a wound at the end of life. Nurses care for people with wounds in a broad range of clinical settings and it is a real challenge to provide optimum patient outcome (wound healing) and a positive patient experience.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wound care, Nurse-led care, Evidence-based practice
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2019 15:02
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 13:05
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/38837

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